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Cultural Resources

For more resources related to culture, health, education, or other specific topics regarding refugee resettlement and services providers please visit the resources page under Cultural Competency.

Cultural Orientation Resource Center (COR)
The Cultural Orientation Resource Center funded by the U.S. Department of State,e Bureeau of Population, Refugees, and Migration to ensure that CO is effective, accurate, and culturally and linguistically appropriate, as well as to produce reliable and useful information about refugee groups. The COR Center works closely with U.S. government agencies, international organizations, providers, community partners, mainstream service providers, and area specialist to assess needs and develop relevant and timely online and hard-copy orientation resources and group-specific materials.

Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center
RHTAC is funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). The Refugee and Immigrant Health Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is the lead agency. The RHTAC leadership team consists of nationally-recognized organizations with extensive experience in the field of refugee health and in improving the quality of services to refugees.

EthnoMed contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and related topics pertinent to the health care of immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world.

Ethnologue: Languages of the World is a comprehensive reference work cataloging all of the world’s known living languages. Since 1951, the Ethnologue has been an active research project involving hundreds of linguists and other researchers around the world. It is widely regarded to be the most comprehensive source of information of its kind.

The National Center for Cultural Competency
The National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) provides national leadership and contributes to the body of knowledge on cultural and linguistic competency within systems and organizations. Major emphasis is placed on translating evidence into policy and practice for programs and personnel concerned with health and mental health care delivery, administration, education and advocacy.

Books - General

  • Outcasts United, Warren St. John, 2009
  • The Middle of Everywhere, Mary Pipher, 2002
  • Safe Haven? A History of Refugees in America, David W. Haines 2010
  • Human Cargo: A journey Among Refugees, Caroline Moorehead, 2005

Population Specific

  • Zlata’s Diary, Zlata Filupovic, 1994
  • Unbecoming Citizens: Culture, Nationhood, and the Flight of Refugees from Bhutan, Michael Hutt, 2005
  • What is the What, Dave Eggers, 2006
  • Children of War: Voices of Iraqi Refugees, Deborah Ellis, 2009

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