Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Highlights the importance of providers’ cultural awareness, cultural competence, and culture-specific knowledge. Provides behavioral health professionals with practical guidance.

Bridging Gaps to Build Healthy Communities

Opportunities to better address social determinants to improve health

CDC COVID-19 and Health Equity

To stop the spread of COVID-19 and move toward greater health equity, we must work together to ensure resources are available to maintain and manage physical and mental health.

CDC Demographic Trends of COVID-19

Demographic trends of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the US reported to CDC

Clinical Vignettes

Clinical vignettes highlighting various aspects of the health of LGBT and gender diverse populations to analyze clinician-patient communication strategies.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Diversity and Inclusion Medical Education - 2022

Disparities in Oral Health

An overview of disparities related to oral health. The nation’s oral health has greatly improved since the 1960s, but not all Americans have equal access to these improvements.1 Some racial/ethnic and socioeconomic groups have worse oral health2 as a result of the social determinants of health—conditions in the places where people are born, live, learn, work, and play.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – February 5, 2021

Health Equity for People with Disabilities

The Division of Human Development and Disability (DHDD) works to promote health and reduce health inequities for people with disabilities of all ages, so they can participate fully in all aspects of their communities throughout their lives and have the opportunity to achieve all they set out to do.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – January 2022

Health Equity Framework for People with Disabilities

This Policy Brief provides rationale for the need of an all-of-government approach to achieve health equity in the United States and our territories for the largest unrecognized minority group in this country, the over 61 million people with disabilities, and sets forth a framework to achieve health equity for all people with disabilities. Disability is a natural part of the human condition, which occurs across all age, gender, racial, ethnic, language and social groups.

National Council on Disability - February 2022

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Health Literacy

An important issue impacting health and health care outcomes.

Healthy People 2030 |

The Health Disparities data search function is an easy way to access health disparities information related to the Healthy People 2030 objectives for the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs). LHIs are critical health issues that when addressed will help reduce the leading causes of death and preventable illnesses.

The function provides charts and graphs of disparities data at your fingertips. You can browse data by:

  • Disparity type—including disability, education, income, location, race and ethnicity, and sex)
  • Leading Health Indicator

IDD and Health Disparities

Intellectual and Developmental Disability and Health Disparities

Collection of Articles published by American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) - 2022

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Industry Collaboration Effort

ICE is a volunteer, multi-disciplinary team of providers, health plans, associations, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies working collaboratively to improve health care regulatory compliance through education of the public.

ICE Toolkit

Provider Tools to Care for Diverse Populations

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

See the U.S. states that have released COVID-19 data by race, broken down into three critical categories: confirmed cases, deaths, and testing.

National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

Assesses the performance of our healthcare system and identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses, as well as disparities, for access to healthcare and quality of healthcare.

AHRQ Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2nd Edition

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National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center

The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQIA+) people.

LGBTQIA + Diversity Education National LGBT Health Education Center

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LGBTQIA+ Diversity Education National LGBT Health Education Center

LGBTQIA+ Care: Delivering Trust & Belonging with Every Interaction Webinar

Ten Strategies for Creating Inclusive Health Care Environments for LGBTQIA+ People

National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center, Fenway Institution - April 2021

The Office of Minority Health

The Office of Minority Health

The Office of Minority Health is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities.

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PrEP Action Kit

The PrEP Action Kit includes clinical resources to help providers incorporate PrEP into their practices. Including helpful resources such as tips on taking a comprehensive sexual history, frequently asked questions about PrEP and a pocket card about PrEP prescribing and monitoring, this action kit is an essential resource for all providers treating LGBT patients or patients at risk of HIV infection.

Project Implicit

Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition - thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the Internet.

Social Attitudes: Find out your implicit associations about race, gender, sexual orientation, and other topics!

Mental Health: Find out your implicit associations about self-esteem, anxiety, alcohol, and other topics!

Religious Understanding as Cultural Competence

Information to improve religious competence among clinicians to support person-centered care.

Supporting and Caring for Transgender Children

This guideline is designed for pediatricians and mental health professionals working with transgender and gender diverse youth; provides specific information for managing social and medical transitions with patients and families.

Think Cultural Health

Advancing Health Equity at Every Point of Contact

Tobacco-Related Disparities

Access information on tobacco use, risks, and health outcomes by race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geographic region. Patient-facing educational material is also available.

Various topics on race and health

Harvard website with various entries on race, health and inequities.

What’s your sexual orientation?

To whom are you attracted? Both cisgender and transgender people can be attracted either romantically or sexually to men, women, transgender or cisgender people, or any combination. Once again, it’s a continuum.