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HSC 210 - Cultural Aspects of Health: Cultural Practices Project

Library resources for HSC210 : Cultural influences for health, healthcare practices, barriers to health care, interactions with healthcare professionals, and health disparities in the U.S. Cultural competence among health practitioners.

Cultural Practices Project

For your HSC 210 Cultural Practices project:

  • Use the links below to find information about cultural groups in general, or about healthcare in the United States or elsewhere
    • Country Information links below may be particularly helpful in finding statistics and descriptions of health and general customs and lifestyles of people around the world.

Country Information


CIA The World Factbook
  - Country, people, and geographical information.

World Health Organization Country Information

World Health Organization - Global Health Statistics

The World Bank Country Information

Demographic & Health Surveys - World's primary information source pertaining to men, women and families living in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Primarily funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

World Health Report

World Health Report 

From the World Health Organization (WHO), "The World health report, first published in 1995, is WHO's leading publication. The report combines an expert assessment of global health, including statistics relating to all countries, with a focus on a specific subject. 

The main purpose of the report is to provide countries, donor agencies, international organizations and others with the information they need to help them make policy and funding decisions. The report is also offered to a wider audience, from universities, teaching hospitals and schools, to journalists and the public at large - anyone, in fact, with a professional or personal interest in international health issues."

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