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Serving Diverse Populations
Online resources for health care providers and educators.
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Culture, Language and Health Literacy from the US Government Health Resources and Services Administration
Materials on improving communication between providers and clients with diverse cultural, language, and health literacy backgrounds. Resources are divided up into these categories: General, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Age, Special Populations, and Research and Education.
Office on Women's Health
The Office on Women’s Health (OWH) offers award-winning comprehensive websites that provide reliable, accurate, commercial-free information on the health of women. They cover more than 800 topics, on issues ranging from adolescent health to reproductive health to healthy aging.
Office of Minority Health
Information and resources relating to minority health. Includes data and statistics, health reports, cultural competency standards, articles, news, and more.
National Center for Cultural Competence
Resources for developing cultural competency practice. Includes self-assessments, consultant information, guides, distance learning, publications, and more
Focuses on improving accessibility and quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and indigenous populations.Includes information on research, public policy laws, peer learning networks, and more.
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Information on medical and psychological programs, news, fact sheets, and more.
Local Health and Medicine Websites
San Mateo County Health System
Official website of San Mateo County. Includes news, information about jobs and internships, health tips, and more.
Get Healthy San Mateo
Organization dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and communities. Offers tips, advocacy strategies, and more.
Health Sciences Websites
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Official US government website. Includes research reports, news, fact sheets, and more. You can browse by topic, alphabetically, or by demographic group.
Explore Health Careers
ExploreHealthCareers.org is a free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers. This website is a joint initiative involving national foundations, professional associations, health career advisors, educational institutions, and college students.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
•National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world's largest medical library. The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the U.S. government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.