Cultural Competency and Health Care Disparities Resources

The Health Care Disparities Committee has created a list of resources on cultural competency and endocrine disorders in minorities. In the health field, cultural competency is the understanding of the health beliefs, behaviors and needs (based on the racial, ethnic, religious or social group) presented by your patient that enables you to provide the highest quality of care. In today’s world of diverse patient populations, physician services that are respectful and responsive to these differences are extremely important and most valued.

AACE actively opposes the continued existence of endocrine healthcare disparities in the USA, and will devote its resources to diminish these disparities. To review the AACE Position Statement on Endocrine Healthcare Disparities in the USA, click here.

Note: All resources are listed as informational only and should not be considered an endorsement of the company or cultural competency course.

Please click the desired tab and disorder/subheader, if necessary, to access the resource links.

Health Care Professionals - Health Care Disparities and Endocrine Disorders


General Information:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on Diabetes

National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) - Diabetes

Information by Specific Population:


Diabetes Self-Management: Resource Toolkit for African Americans with Diabetes

American Indian:

Special Diabetes Program for Indians


Asian American Diabetes Initiative

Community-Based, Culturally Tailored Diabetes Education Program Helps Low-Income South Korean Immigrants Improve Self-Management Behaviors, Disease Control, and Other Health Markers


American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Care:

Dietary Information:

Fasting during Ramadan in adolescents with diabetes (Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism)

Indian Foods: AAPI’s Guide to Nutrition, Health, and Diabetes (American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin)

Recommendations for Management of Diabetes During Ramadan (Diabetes Care)


General Information:

AACE Consensus Conference on Obesity (scroll down page)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on Obesity

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Addressing Obesity Disparities

CDC Health Equity and Obesity Toolkit

CDC Obesity Prevalence Maps

National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) – Childhood Obesity Index

Other Endocrine Disorders

General Information:

Osteoporosis: Disparities of Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

Information to share with your patients is available in the Patients folder.

Health Care Disparities Committee


Dr. Kevin H. McKinney, Chair
Dr. Leonor Corsino, Vice Chair
Dr. Carlos R. Arguello
Dr. Anthony J. Cannon
Dr. Barbara G. Carranza Leon, FIT Rep
Dr. Ricardo Correa, Board FIT
Dr. Elena De Filippis
Dr. Michael A. Hennigan
Dr. Doreen F. Matteson
Dr. Kanakasabai Narasimhan
Dr. Harmeet S. Narula
Dr. Samuel T. Olatunbosun
Dr. Eric A. Orzeck
Dr. Sonal Pathak
Dr. Evelyn R. Runer
Dr. Berhane Seyoum
Dr. George E. Shambaugh, III
Dr. Debra L. Simmons
Dr. Nancy S. Tarlin
Dr. Asha Thomas
Dr. Angelina L. Trujillo

Staff Support:

Sara Milo, Director of Legislation & Gov’t Affairs
Alysia Perry, Legislative Coordinator

To contact the AACE Health Care Disparities Committee with a question, resource suggestion or comment, please e-mail Alysia Perry

Information Last Updated On May 4, 2015


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