Cultural Competency and Health Care Disparities Resources

The Underserved Populations Committee (formally 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)

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)


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.

Underserved Populations Committee


Dr. Leonor Corsino, Chair
Dr. Howard M. Lando, Ex Officio, Chair, Legislative & Regulatory Committee
Dr. Anne L. Leddy, Ex Officio, Chair, Chapters Coordinating Committee
Dr. Katherine A. Roberts, Ex Officio, Chair, Socioeconomics & Advocacy Committee
Dr. J. Michael Gonzalez–Campoy, Liaison, Socio & Advocacy Committee and Leg & Reg Committee
Dr. Anthony J. Cannon
Dr. Elena de Filippis
Dr. Soemiwati W. Holland
Dr. Kevin H. McKinney
Dr. Harmeet S. Narula
Dr. Jyotirmay Sharma

Staff Support:

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

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

Information Last Updated On July 22, 2015


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