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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!

Catholic 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.


Diversity Rx - 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.
(207) 878-9191


Ethnomed (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.


Minority 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 minority women.


National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) -"The Office of Minority Health developed these National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care that providers may find helpful. "


Providers 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.

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