"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”
— Martin Luther King
Building Skills in Bridging Differences
The resources listed here are intended to help our UNMC community as we build skills in bridging cultural differences. These skills are critical to our shared mission. Use these resources to stretch yourself in this critical skill.
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services
The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by providing a blueprint for health care organizations to implement culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
- The National CLAS Standards
- Think Cultural Health - HHS
- What do the new CLAS Standards mean for behavioral health?
Use this database of cultural norms and practices to get more familiar with different ethnic groups, religious groups and additional communities.
- College of Public Health Center for Reducing Health Disparities data and research
- National Hispanic Health Alliance
- CenterLink Community of LGBTQ Centers
- Census data and demographics for Nebraska
- Urban League of Nebraska
- Omaha Women's Fund
- Case study: Language barrier and medical error
- With Scarce Access to Interpreters
- Through the Veil of Language Academic Medicine
Language of Inclusion
Gender and Sexuality
Queer and Trans Spectrum Definitions, University of Nebraska Omaha