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Health Care Provider and Patient Resources

For Health Care Providers


Stanford University Geriatric Education Center Program- A variety of tutorials and modules developed to serve as a basic generic curriculum in ethnogeriatrics.

Treating Adolescents with HIV– This resource contains a series of online training modules for health care providers working with HIV-infected youth.


Centers and Organizations

AIDS Education and Training Center-AIDS Education and Training Center National Multicultural Center (AETC-NMC) at Howard University College of Medicine is part of the clinical training arm of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. A variety of materials, tutorials, and toolkits are available for health care providers working with patients who have HIV or AIDS.

National Center for Cultural Competence-  The Cultural and Linguistic Competence Policy Assessment (CLCPA) is designed to assist community health centers advance and sustain cultural and linguistic competence.


Communication Skills

English Limited Proficiency- This resource includes documents and information pertaining to persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). LEP patients may need documents written in English translated into their primary language in order to understand written materials related to health and human services.

Introduction to Plain Language- This guide offers providers advice on how to craft writing that is clear and to the point, which helps to improve communication between provider and patient.

Patient Confidentiality for Health Care Providers- The University of Virginia offers an online tutorial defining confidentiality and its importance in the relationship between patient and provider.

Writing Toolkit- The Toolkit for Making Written Material Clear and Effective is a health literacy resource from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).



Transgender HIV/AIDs Health Services Best Practice Guidelines- This comprehensive study offers health care providers the necessary tools, information, advice, and context in order to assist providers to better understand and serve the needs of their transgender clients

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Men Who Have Sex with Men- This resource contains materials that assist clinicians in supporting STD prevention efforts among men who have sex with men as well as provides information on recent STD trends, risk assessments, STD screening,  risk reduction counseling, partner management strategies, and more.



Be Safe: A Cultural Competency Model for African Americans- This comprehensive and insightful guide offers background and strategies for working with the African American population.

Reducing Health Disparities in Asian American and Pacific Islander Populations – This resource offers health care providers background, strategies, cultural context, and other tips for improving clinical outcomes with the Asian American and Pacific Islander Population.

Quality Health Service for Hispanics- This comprehensive guide offers the cultural, educational, and language background for the Hispanic population as well as provides health information covering topics such as outreach, prevention, and service.

The Provider’s Guide to Quality and Culture- This website is uniquely designed to provide health care providers with competent, quality services to multiethnic populations.


Special Populations

Assessing the Health Care Needs of Residents in Public Housing- This guide provides health care providers with the necessary information, background, and skills needed when working with residents in public housing.

Addressing Cultural and Linguistic Competence in the Health Care for Homeless Setting-

This resource defines cultural and linguistic mastery for health care professionals providing service to the homeless population.



For Patient

Common Medical Questions

Common Health Questions- Browse an extensive list of categories for some of the most commonly asked health questions.

Flash-Med- Find answers to medical questions using this resource. Flash Med provides information about conditions and answers to medical questions for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, med students and patients.


General Health

Mayo Clinic-Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Online Resources for Patients-The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is an umbrella organization for 27 different aspects of health and medicine.

Planned Parenthood-Planned Parenthood Federation of America is a founding member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation and works to deliver vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.

The Surgeon General’s Website – Family Health History

The Surgeon General of the United States is tasked with prevention oriented activities. This particular section of the Surgeon General’s website presents users with an easy to use, free tool, that tracks family history.

WebMD- WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing health, and support to those who seek information on a variety of health topics.


Physical Fitness

Medline Plus- A service of the United States National Library of Medicine, this resource offers information on maintaining a physically fit and active lifestyle in order to maintain proper health.

Benefits of Physical Activity: Harvard School of Public Health-This comprehensive guide covers a variety of topics related to nutrition, health, and physical activity.


Transgender Healthcare

Transgender Care- Transgender Care contains a large archive of health information on medical, psychological, electrology, and general health services to the transgender population.

World Professional Organization for Transgender Health- The mission of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is to promote evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy and respect in transgender health.


Women’s Health

Women’s Health Mayo Clinic- An insightful and comprehensive guide to women’s health, this resource covers a variety of topics such as reproductive health, exercises, and nutrition.

Women’s Health- A project from the Department of Health and Human Services, this website offers a variety of information on health topics such as breast cancer, menopause, nutrition, and pregnancy.