Cultural Competency Resources


Here are a few links to learn more about different communities and the health and acculturation challenges they face when resettled in a country like the U.S.  These websites provide background on the culture and histories of diverse refugee communities.

Cultural Orientation Resource Center

CIA World Fact Book


Refugee Health Resources

Click HERE for a link to a TedX talk given by Kate Murray at UC San Diego in 2014.

These websites have information specifically addressing refugee health. 

Refugee Health Technical Assistance

University of Minnesota, Global Health Trainings and Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants



San Diego Resources

Additional San Diego resources can be found on the Physical Activity and Nutrition project pages. 


San Diego Refugee Forum

2-1-1 San Diego


Relaxation Resources

In November 2013, through a collaborative project between UWEAST and the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, we developed a relaxation cd for East African Muslim women. An audio file was adapted with permission from text on the website A link to the audio file is below that you can listen to online or download to your own device.  

1. Relaxation Track