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Cultural Congruence

Cultural Congruence - For Nurses, Clinical Practice

Welcome to the Health Care Cultural Congruence Webpage. In alignment with our UWHC strategic plan, our goal is to provide patient and family centered care. The purpose of this webpage is to provide you with additional resources that may assist you in meeting the individualized needs of our patients and families. Although we have provided additional resources we want to caution that it is imperative to individually assess and communicate with your patients and families in order to avoid perpetuating stereotyping as that is not our intent. By increasing awareness and knowledge we will improve health and healthcare outcomes of our patients. We hope you will find these resources valuable.


WI Chapter TCNS Survey

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Local Author Highlighted book: Through The Storm

Through The Storm is a true, yet inspiring, saga of a man who wants more than anything in life to "earn" the title of Ironman Triathlete. Milwaukee, WI native Aaron G. Perry, a 15–year insulin dependent diabetic has finally made the commitment to begin training for what would certainly be the most difficult test of physical and mental strength and endurance that he has ever encountered. But before he can make history, he must first overcome numerous barriers and face many suppressed fears while staring hatred in the eyes. 

Through The Storm shows us all how to triumph when our very foundation is rocked. Told through the lens of his eyes, Perry will inspire everyone to get up and simply (tri). 

Publisher: Author House


Contact Hours

Cultural Congruence Workspace

Think Cultural Health - CLAS and the CLAS Standards


United States Map

Wisconsin Map


Nursing Cultural Congruence Idea, Question and Story Submission Form

The Joint Commission

Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence and Patient- and Family-Centered Care

Exploring Cultural and Linguistic Services

Improving Health Literacy to Protect Patient Safety

Meeting the Health Care Needs of Diverse Populations


AONE Guiding Principles

CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report

Health, United States, 2010

The Health of Lesbain, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding (Presentation)

IOM - Early Childhood Obesity Prevention: Policies Goals, Recommendations and Potential Actions

IOM - Preventing Violence Against Women and Children: Workshop Summary

IOM - Social and Economic Costs of Violence: Workshop Summary

IOM - Toward Health Equity and Patient-Centeredness: Integrating Health Literacy, Disparities Reduction and Quality Improvement - Workshop Summary

IOM - Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care

National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity

Public Health Action Plan to Integrate Mental Health Promotion and Mental Illness Prevention with Chronic Disease Prevention 2011-2015

Social Detriments of Health

TCNS Standards of Practice for Culturally Competent Nursing Care

Understanding Minority, Immigrant, and Refugee Population

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Wisconsin State Health Plan

Nursing Associations

Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA)

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC)

National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association (NANAINA)

National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)

National Black Nurses Association (NBNA)

National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA)

National Gerontological Nursing Association

Transcultural Nursing Society

UW Health Resources

Connecting Values/Valuing Diversity (pdf)

Interpreter Services

Magnet Recognition Program

Learning Center


Agency for Healthcare Researcn and Quality (AHRQ)



Institute of Medicine (IOM)

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Kaiser Family Foundation

Minority Nurse

Office of Minority Health

The Provider's Guide to Quality and Culture

Transcultural Nursing Society