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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Culture and cultural competency

Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia: Disparities and Bright Spots
An initiative focused on health outcomes in Appalachian communities. Provides access to health disparities data on health status, healthcare delivery, and social determinants of health indicators for counties within the rural Appalachian region. Also identifies and provides case studies of "Bright Spots", counties in the region with better-than-expected health outcomes.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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LTSS Videos
Features videos discussing successful strategies and program examples for long-term services and support in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Presents interviews from tribal health experts, elders, and caregivers, among others.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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WIN Pacesetter Story: Thunder Valley CDC
Highlights Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation (TVCDC), an organization working to improve health, culture, and the environment on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Discusses activities underway to address housing needs.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Community Commons
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Healthy Native Youth
Website presents culturally-appropriate sexual health curricula that reflect the values and learning styles of American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Allows educators to review various curricula and provides a form for curricula submission.
Type: Website
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CRCAIH: All Training and Resources
A collection of training materials and other supporting resources to increase tribal communities' capacity for research and increase the amount of quality, innovative research in American Indian health. Includes tools focused on research methodology, research regulation, culture, community engagement, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health
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Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health
Online peer-reviewed journal published monthly focusing on multicultural and environmental aspects of health and human services in the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific Rim region.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
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Keep it Sacred: National Native Network
Provides a forum for tribes and tribal organizations to obtain and disseminate evidence-based and culturally appropriate information in order to identify and eliminate health disparities related to commercial tobacco abuse.
Type: Website
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American Indian/Alaska Native Suicide Prevention
Provides resources and information for professionals and other individuals working with American Indian and Alaska Native populations to support suicide prevention and promote mental health. Includes information on a culturally relevant approach to suicide prevention.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Suicide Prevention Resource Center
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Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring
Provides a free, online and accredited educational program for nurses and social workers to help the providers meet the cultural and linguistic needs of an increasingly diverse patient population.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response
Provides free, online cultural and linguistic competency education designed for emergency medical technicians (EMTs), psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers responding in disaster situations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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