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NHLBI: Teaching Multi-cultural Practice

Resources for Education

Resources for Educators

These pages provide a dynamic portal and resources for teaching and learning multicultural practice in the following areas:

Resources for Educators

Cultural diversity and competency are important tools for providers and providers-in-training alike. Libraries are interested in providing information so that their users are both aware of cultural diversity and competency issues and can provide quality care for all of their patients. Examples include the Multicultural Health Portal at Lane Library at Stanford and Health Literacy Resources at the University of Maryland.

Stopping Discrimination Before it Starts: The Impact of Civil Rights Laws on Healthcare Disparities - A Medical School Curriculum

This recently published curriculum introduces medical students to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the law that prohibits recipients of federal funds, including hospitals that participate in the Medicare program, from discriminating on the basis of race, color or national origin. Through role-playing and discussion during an extensive hypothetical exercise, students not only learn about possible discriminatory actions under Title VI, but also gain new appreciation for the role that physicians can play as leaders in the broader public policy arena regarding healthcare disparities and discrimination. The following presentation formats have been successfully used at medical schools and at an OCR region: 3-hour or lunchtime session; podcast followed by group discussion; broken up into two 1.5 hour sessions. Please download from MedEdPORTAL, id 7740.

Additional curricular products developed by the National Consortium for Multicultural Education:

A description of a few of our products is published in the MDNG: Focus on Multicultural Healthcare issue. Additional information can be found at the Healthcare Professionals Network (HCP live) website.



  • NCME @ Health Literach Annual Research Conference
    • Two workshops on cultural competency and MedEdPORTAL
    • October 17-18, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • RWJ National Health Plan Collaborative Toolkit
    • This toolkit has resources, lessons, best practices and case studies to assist health plans reduce disparities.
  • AHRQ Health Literacy Toolkit
    • The toolkit can help your practice and communicate with patients.
  • Stopping Discrimination Before it Starts: The Impact of Civil Rights Laws on Healthcare Disparities
  • Curricular Products from the National Consortium for Multicultural Education for Health Professionals
  • Conferences:
    • AAMC annual meeting 2010
      • November 5-10, Washington, DC
    • APHA annual meeting 2010
      • November 6-10, Denver, CO