Cultural and linguistic competence is a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations.
The Illinois Department on Aging helps older people live independently in their own homes and communities. Working with Area Agencies on Aging, community-based service providers and older people themselves, the Illinois Department on Aging strives to improve quality of life for current and future generations of older Illinoisans.
The Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (OMHD) is charged with improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations [American Indian & Alaska Native (AI/AN), Asian American, black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI)], and with reducing health disparities among Americans of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Click on the links for more information about each of these groups.
The FDA has resources to help minority communities safely use the medicines, foods, and other products the Agency regulates. Whether you are a patient, a student, health professional or caregiver, this website has resources to help you stay informed and stay healthy.