"The EthnoMed site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world."
Has information on the following groups: Amharic, Cambodian, Chinese, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Hispanic, Hmong, Karen, Oromo, Somali, Tigrean, Vietnamese. Other groups include Arab, Cambodian, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Lao, Mien, Oromo, Samoan, Somali, South Asian, Soviet Jewish and Ukrainian people
Cultures covered include Albanian, American Indian/Alaska Native, Chinese, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Korean, Latino, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese. Special end-of-live Culture Clues are provided for the Latino, Russian and Vietnamese cultures.
While not directly related to the goals of this assignment, the free online course from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services can help you learn about the concept of cultural competence. Free registration required.
Helpful links on cultural competence for healthcare workers from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services . In addition to various culture and language groups, this site points to information on diseases and conditions, as well as special populations like the homeless and the aged.