Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Hispanic Officer Advisory Committee

Cultural Competency - HHS Resources


Cultural Competence Resources for Health Care Providers - Anthology of web-based resources:


Cultural Competence Products and Resources:

Office of Minority Health (OMH)

Cultural Competency - External Sources:

Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence:
Mission: to increase the capacity of health care and mental health care programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems to address growing diversity, persistent disparities, and to promote health and mental health equity.

Contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrant and refugee groups. Excellent hands on clinical tools are available to help the practitioner work with and provide health information to recent immigrant and refugee groups.

Professional Resources and Other LinksĀ of Interest:

Minority Officers Liaison Committee resources site

USPHS Nicotine Cessation Services Access Workgroup:
USPHS-Rx for Change: Tobacco Cessation Training Program
HOAC partnered with USPHS-Rx for Change to translate the presentation materials into Spanish. For those interested in presenting, getting involved or learning more please contact:
CDRs Michael Verdugo ( and Jing Li (
  • Cigarette smoking increases your risk for heart disease and cancer, which are the leading causes of death for Hispanics/Latinos in the United States.
  • Overall, about 1 in 10 adults with an Hispanic or Latino heritage smokes cigarettes (10.7%).

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