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Here’s Why Black People in Canada Are Healthier Than Those in the U.S. | TakePart

Researchers say it doesn’t have to do with socioeconomic status or Canada’s health care system. Researchers are finding that racism and a legacy of American slavery may play an even bigger role in health disparities, a revelation that is being unearthed by diving deep into numbers that compare the health of America’s black population with that of […]

Improving Cultural Competence to Reduce Health Disparities

[:en] Systematic Review of Cultural Competence Research Now Available This report by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reviews studies of interventions to improve culturally appropriate health care for people with disabilities; lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender populations; and racial/ethnic minority populations found that none examined cultural competence’s impact on disparities. Although many […]

CBC Ideas on Cultural Psychiatry

Early in the twentieth century German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin travelled to Indonesia to see how mental illnesses there compared to what he knew back home. Transcultural psychiatry was born. Today McGill University is a world leader in the research and practice of a branch of psychiatry with links to anthropology, cultural studies and family therapy. […]

Caring for a newly arrived Syrian refugee family

[:en]This practice article discusses preventive primary care for a newly arrived Syrian refugee family. The recommendations for preventive interventions have been adapted for newly arriving asymptomatic Syrian refugees from the Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health (CCIRH) guidelines2 and other guidelines.  They take into account the findings of European surveillance reports, as Europe has received […]

Guide for Intercultural Relations in Mental Health | CMHA Montréal

[:en]The Guide for Intercultural Relations in Mental Health is a reference for health and social service workers, whether specialized in mental health or not, providing support and prevention services for immigrants. The Guide provides reflections in issues of intervention in intercultural contexts as well as pointers for understanding difficulties related to migration and distinguishing adaptation problems from psychological […]

E-Library : Canadian Women’s Health Network

[:en]The E-Library of the the Canadian Women's Health Network is a comprehensive bilingual collection of women’s health publications and resources including resources on multicultural health and mental health. The health database gives access to over 11,000 documents, reviews, projects and organizations covering a wide range of information on women’s health and women’s lives. You can [...]

Cultural Humility Cultural Humility is a 30-minute documentary by San Francisco State professor Vivian Chávez. The film tells stories of successes and challenges, and the road in between for those working to develop partnerships among community members, practitioners and academics. It encourages us to realize our power, privilege and prejudices, and be willing to accept that […]

Improving Cultural Competence – NCBI Bookshelf

Improving Cultural Competence – NCBI Bookshelf Excerpt The development of culturally-responsive clinical skills is vital to the effectiveness of behavioral health services. According to the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), cultural competence “refers to the ability to honor and respect the beliefs, languages, interpersonal styles, and behaviors of individuals and families receiving services, […]