Cultural Resources

"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. 


Use this database of cultural norms and practices to get more familiar with different ethnic groups, religious groups and additional communities.

Community Resources

Language Barriers

Health Disparities

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services

Language of Inclusion

Language of Inclusion 2019 Vol.2

Gender and Sexuality

Queer and Trans Spectrum Definitions, University of Nebraska Omaha