Cultural Competence Policies and Standards

Cultural Competence Standards in Managed Care Mental Health Services: Four Underserved/Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Groups
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
SAMSHA - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS)
The Office of Minority Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Available in Spanish

 President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, Final Report


Assessment Tools

A Cultural Competence Self-Assessment
Developed by Dennis Andrulis, SUNY/Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

A Self-Assessment Guide for Human Services
Cultural Diversity Institute, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Cultural Competence Assessment—Primary Care
Pediatrics and Health Services Administration, University of Pittsburgh

Cultural Competency Organizational Self-Assessment Toolkit
El Paso County, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Indicators of Cultural Competence in Health Care Delivery Organizations:
An Organizational Cultural Competence Assessment Profile

Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Inventory for Assessing the Process of Cultural Competence
(IAPCC) Among Health Care Professionals - Dr. J. Campinha-Bacote

Self-Assessment for Cultural Competence
American Speech- Language- Hearing Association


National Cultural Competence Links

Cultural Competence Resources
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Healthfinder - "Just for you" page
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

National Center for Cultural Competence
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

National MultiCultural Institute

The Office of Minority Health
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services




Culture Specific Resources

African American

African American Mental Health
Mental Health: Culture, Race, Ethnicity
Supplement to Mental Health: Report of the Surgeon General

The Association of Black Psychologists

National Black Child Development Institute

MedlinePlus: African-American Health

African-American Men's Health

Asian American

Asian American Health Resources

A Report on the State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Ohio

Asian American Business Resources

Asian American Civil Rights Resource Guide

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Hard of Hearing People: Mental Health Practitioner’s Guide
Laurent Clerk National Deaf Education Center
Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

Deaf Services Center (Ohio)

Serving People Who Are Deaf in Hospitals


Accredited Online Colleges and Disability Education

College Guides for Students with Disabilities

Disability Law Handbook

Disability Resources



LGBTQ Education Internet Resources Counseling & Therapy

Best Practices for Serving LGBTQI2-S Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Kaleidoscope Youth Center, Columbus, OH

Transgender Ohio


The National Alliance for Hispanic Health

National Council of La Raza
The largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

The Latino Coalition

Ohio Hispanic Coalition

Latino Mental Health Program
Clinic for Education and Prevention of Addiction (CETPA),
Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia

Ohio Library Serving Spanish Speakers

Puerto Rican Agenda Research Project: Final Report

Removing Barriers in Health Care
Healthcare Spanish

 Limited English Proficiency (LEP)/ Immigrant

Meaningful Access for People who are Limited English proficiency

Supreme Court Exceeding Limited English Proficient Obligations

Alta Vista - Online Translations Services

War Exposure, Daily Stressors and Mental Health


Muslim Mental Health Journal

Institute for Muslim Mental Health

Native American

Indian Health Service
US Department of Health and Human Services

National Resource Center on Native American Aging

Native Americans Rights Fund

Native American Public Communications


Franklin County Somali Population Data

Somali Depression Profile


MACC "Learning Your Needs" Assessment




Write a Senior Citizen

Ohio department of Aging

Healthy Aging

Veterans and Military

Department of Veterans Affairs

Disability Examination Worksheet

Veterans Health Administrations Handbooks

Veterans with Disabilities

 Vietnam Wall