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.

Patients - Health Care Disparities and Endocrine Disorders


General Information:

ECARE-DIABETES EmPower® - Diabetes and EmPower® Diabetes Emergency Plan

ethnoMED Diabetes Patient Education Materials (culturally tailored and translated in a number of languages)

GlaxoSmithKline HealthCoach4Me

UnitedHealthcare Ethnic Health Care Tip Sheets (Asian, Hispanic and African-Americans populations)

YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program

Information by Specific Population:


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

American Indian:

American Diabetes Association Native American Programs


Asian American Diabetes Initiative


National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)


General Information:

EmPower® - Obesity

GlaxoSmithKline HealthCoach4Me

Health Power for Minorities Cultural Specialty Recipes

Rural Assistance Center Obesity and Weight Control

UnitedHealthcare Ethnic Health Care Tip Sheets (Asian, Hispanic and African-Americans populations)

Information by Specific Population:

American Indian:
National Indian Health Board

Other Endocrine Disorders

General Information:

AACE Thyroid Awareness

EmPower® – Endocrine Conditions

Information by Specific Population:


Osteoporosis in African American Women

Health Care Disparities Committee


Kevin H. McKinney, MD, FACE
FIT Rep: Rania Ahmed, MD
Anthony J. Cannon, MD, FACE
Barbara G. Carranza Leon, MD
Leonor Corsino, MD, MHS, FACE
Board FIT Rep: Marisa L. Cruz, MD
FIT Rep: Luisa A. Duran, MD
Elena De Filippis, MD, PhD
Michael A. Hennigan, MD, FACP, FACE
FIT Rep: Vanessa Lee, MD
FIT Rep: Deeksha Mehta, MD
Harmeet S. Narula, MD, FACP, FACE
Samuel T. Olatunbosun, MD, FACP, FACE
Eric A. Orzeck, MD, FACP, FACE
Sonal Pathak, MD, FACE
Berhane Seyoum, MD, MPH
Debra L. Simmons, MD, MS, FACP, FACE
Nancy S. Tarlin, MD, FACE
Asha Thomas, MD, FACP, FACE, FACE
FIT Rep: Melanie M. Thomas, MD
Angelina L. Trujillo, MD, FACE
Sunil J. Wimalawansa, MD, PhD, FCCP, FACP, FRCP, MBA, DSc, FACE

Staff Support:

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

Please send your resource suggestions or comments to Alysia Tampkin for review.

Information Last Updated On 10-07-13


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