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Minority and Refugee Resources
On this page are some links to resources serving minority and refugee communities. If you know of organizations that should be represented here, please let us know. Thanks!
Charities Maine Refugee and Immigration Services - This site includes
information about housing, language skills, jobs, medical and mental health
services that will allow refugees to begin a new life in Maine.
- Promoting language
and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for minority,
immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities.
East Africa Family Association -
This Maine-based non-profit organization assists African families to meet
their self-sufficiency goals. They offer a referral and resource center,
skill development, and job placement opportunities.
(Ethnic Medicine Information) - The EthnoMed site contains
information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues
pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle or the US,
many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world.
Women's Health Resources
— Located on the National Women's Health Information Center website,
the Health Information for Minority Women section provides information
about nutrition, wellness, health risks, and leading health concerns of
Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS)
Office of Minority Health developed these National Standards on Culturally
and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care that providers
may find helpful. "
Guide to Quality and Culture — Take
a quiz to check your cultural competence as a provider. Find out about
concerns and practices of various ethic groups so that you can
deliver service effectively.
- This is a
nice example of a child/youth-friendly site. It has information and activities
for children and youth with sickle cell. It also has activities for other
children to learn about the disease and the experience of those who live
with the disease.