American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

Cultural Competency and Health Care Disparities Resources

The Underserved Populations Committee, which is now part of the AACE Public Impact Committee, created the following list of resources on cultural competency and endocrine disorders in minorities for both AACE members and their patients. 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.

Patients - Health Care Disparities and Endocrine Disorders

Diabetes

General Information:

ECARE-DIABETES

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

National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

MedlinePlus Information on Diabetes

Type 2 Patient Resource

YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program

Information by Specific Population:

African-American:

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

American Indian:

American Diabetes Association Native American Programs

Asian:

Asian American Diabetes Initiative

Hispanic:

National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) - Tengo Diabetes

MedlinePlus Información sobre la Diabetes

Dietary Information:

Healthful Diets during Ramadan

Joslin Diabetes Center Managing Diabetes and… :

Managing Diabetes During Fasting

NDEP Choosing Healthy Foods At The Buffet Table/Holiday and Special Occasions for People with Diabetes:

Obesity

General Information:

MedlinePlus Information on Weight Control

Rural Assistance Center Obesity and Weight Control

Information by Specific Population:

American Indian:

National Indian Health Board

Other Endocrine Disorders

General Information:

AACE Thyroid Awareness

Osteoporosis Facts: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

PCOS Awareness Association

Information by Specific Population:

African-American:

Osteoporosis in African American Women

Hispanic:

Osteoporosis: Esenciales: hojas informativas de fácil lectura

Health Care Professionals - Health Care Disparities and Endocrine Disorders

Diabetes

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:

African-American:

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

American Indian:

Special Diabetes Program for Indians

Asian:

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

Journal of General Internal Medicine - Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Screening Between Asian Americans and Other Adults (Abstract available to public; however, you must have a subscription or purchase access to view full text.)

Hispanic:
American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Care:

NDEP Capacitación Para Organizaciones Comunitarias (Community-Based Organization Training)

Dietary Information:

Diabetes and Ramadan: Practical guidelines (International Diabetes Federation in collaboration with the Diabetes and Ramadan International Alliance)

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

Healthful Diets during Ramadan

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)

Obesity

General Information:

AACE Consensus Conference on Obesity (scroll down page)

AACE Obesity Resource Center

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on Obesity

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Addressing Minority Health/Health Equity

CDC Obesity Prevalence Maps

National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) – Childhood Obesity Index

Other Endocrine Disorders

General Information:

Osteoporosis: Disparities of Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

Endocrine Myths and Preconceptions

General Information:

Note: The intent of this information is to assist in clarifying myths and misconceptions about endocrine topics, medications, etc. that apply to the general population but tend to have prevalence among the underserved population communities. All resources are listed as informational only and should not be considered an endorsement of the article or study.

Myths and Misconceptions about Insulin Therapy among Latinos/ Hispanics with Diabetes: A Fresh Look at an Old Problem

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

To contact the AACE Public Impact Committee with a question, resource suggestion or comment, please e-mail Mary Green, Assistant Director of AACE Public/Media Relations and Creative Services.

Information Last Updated On July 16, 2018

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