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NHLBI: Teaching Multi-cultural Practice

National Consortium for Multicultural Education

This consortium is a collaborative effort of eighteen US medical schools, funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), working to educate future and current physicians in multicultural practice.


We see this website as a resource for others involved in this important work to:

  • Model sample curricula
  • Describe methods of assessment
  • Link to related resources
  • Provide updates on relevant national/regional meetings on this topic




  • NCME @ Health Literach Annual Research Conference
    • Two workshops on cultural competency and MedEdPORTAL
    • October 17-18, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • RWJ National Health Plan Collaborative Toolkit
    • This toolkit has resources, lessons, best practices and case studies to assist health plans reduce disparities.
  • AHRQ Health Literacy Toolkit
    • The toolkit can help your practice and communicate with patients.
  • Stopping Discrimination Before it Starts: The Impact of Civil Rights Laws on Healthcare Disparities
  • Curricular Products from the National Consortium for Multicultural Education for Health Professionals
  • Conferences:
    • AAMC annual meeting 2010
      • November 5-10, Washington, DC
    • APHA annual meeting 2010
      • November 6-10, Denver, CO