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Ethnic Resources

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Resources to Effectively Serve Minority Older Persons (Administration on Aging)

Initiative to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care
In 1998 President Clinton committed the Nation eliminate the disparities in six areas of health status experienced by racial and ethnic minority populations by the year 2010.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute -- Minority Population Gateway
Information regarding heart, lung, and blood. Patient and professional information.

Site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle.

African American

The Black Health Network

Medline Plus -- African American
A good source for general information regarding various aspects of African Americans' health issues.

National Black Women's Health Project
NBWHP's mission is to improve the health of Black women by providing wellness education and services, health information, and advocacy. NBWHP is committed to defining, promoting, and maintaining the physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional well-being of Black women.

Asian and Pacific Islanders Resources

Medline Plus -- Asian American
A good source for general information regarding various aspects of Asian Americans' health issues.

The Health Forum
A national advocacy organization dedicated to promoting policy, program, and research efforts to improve the health and well­being of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
A national association representing community health organizations dedicated to improving the health status of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States and its territories, especially the medically underserved.


National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Largest network of health and human service providers in the U.S. Great source for health brochure written in Spanish.

Section on "health and fitness" provides good information and additional links.

Medline Plus -- Latino
A good source for general information regarding various aspects of Latino health issues.

Native American

Medline Plus -- Native American
A good source for general information regarding various aspects of Native Americans' health issues.

The Native Elder Health Care Resource Center
A national resource center for older American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, with special emphasis on culturally competent health care.

The National Resource Center on Native American Aging
Serves elderly Native American population. The center works to increase awareness of issues affecting American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian elders and advocates on their behalf.

Association of American Indian Physicians
AAIP's mission is to pursue excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring traditional healing practices and restoring the balance of mind, body, and spirit.