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Books & Journals

Selected Books

Improving Cultural Competence SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocols, 2015. This guide helps professional care providers and administrators understand the role of culture in the delivery of mental health and substance use services. It also discusses racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations, and the core elements of cultural competence.

Selected Journals & Publications


Health Equity Guiding Principles for Inclusive Communication Emphasizes the importance of addressing all people inclusively and respectfully. These principles are intended to help public health professionals, particularly health communicators, within and outside of CDC ensure their communication products and strategies adapt to the specific cultural, linguistic, environmental, and historical situation of each population or audience of focus.

CDC. (n.d.). Health equity guiding principles for inclusive communication | Gateway to Health Communication. Centers for Disease Control. Retrieved July 20, 2022, from

Improving Cultural Competence to Reduce Health Disparities A report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Butler, M., McCreedy, E., Schwer, N., Burgess, D., Call, K., Przedworski, J., Rosser, S., Larson, S., Allen, M., Fu, S., & Kane, R. L. (2016). Improving Cultural Competence to Reduce Health Disparities. (Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, No. 170). Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US).


Addressing the Effects of Transcultural Nursing Education on Nursing Students’ Cultural Competence: A Systematic Review

Tosun, Yava, A., Dirgar, E., Şahin, E. B., Yılmaz, E. B., Papp, K., Tóthova, V., Hellerova, V., Prosen, M., Licen, S., Karnjus, I., Tamayo, M. D. B., Leyva-Moral, J. M., Claeys, A., & Tricas-Sauras, S. (2021). Addressing the effects of transcultural nursing education on nursing students’ cultural competence: A systematic review. Nurse Education in Practice55, 103171–103171.

Cultural Competencies - CE Modules