Sonoma County where we live and work is an ethnically diverse community. Almost one fifth of the population is Latino. We have large communities of Camobodians, Laotian and Vietnamese, Eritreans, Fijians and other non-English speaking as their primary language. Other cultures exist as well including Native American and East Indian. We strive to offer culturally appropriate information, advocacy and training of value to these communities also.

In addition to our Spanish End of Life Issues training, we have substantial Spanish language material in the Journey Project Resource Center and here on this website you can display a list of all the Spanish language resources. We will develop other non-English resources over time as we can locate them and welcome any leads to good resources we should include on this site.

Research of value to understanding cultural issues is provided through annotated links and helps clarify end of life practices, taboos, rituals, etc among various cultures.

American Public Health Association

Founded in 1872, the American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest, largest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world. The association works to protect all Americans and their communities from preventable, serious health threats. APHA represents a broad array of health officials, educators, environmentalists, policy-makers and health providers at all levels working both within and outside governmental organizations and educational institutions. Information ... Read More

Californians’ End-of-Life Care Differs by Race and Ethnicity

This important study and related reports released by the California Healthcare Foundation in March 16, 2007 reports that: In California, the most populous and diverse state in the country, significant racial and ethnic differences exist at the end of life. These reports are the first in a new series of CHCF-supported projects focusing on end-of-life issues - found significant variations in the expectations, experiences, and decisions of patients and their families in the months preceding death. “As ... Read More

Caring Connections – It’s About How You LIVE

Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life, supported by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Caring Connections Provides free resources, information and motivation for actively learning about end-of-life resources. Promotes awareness of and engagement in efforts to increase access to quality end-of-life care. Helps people connect with the resources ... Read More

Check Spanish Accents

La ortografía es la rama de la gramática que se ocupa de la escritura correcta. Por convencionales que resulten las reglas que regulan la ortografía, es obligación de todos los usuarios de nuestra lengua conocer dichas reglas a fin de utilizarla con la mayor corrección. La enseñanza de esta normativa se encuentra rodeada de una, a mi juicio correcta, mala fama que lleva a un cierto menosprecio de la ortografía (siendo este un efecto desdichado). Efectivamente, la memorización de un enorme ... Read More

Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care

The Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care, the only organization in the nation devoted to end-of-life concerns in the Chinese community, is an active working coalition of over 80 organizations and a total of almost 1300 individuals. The CACCC was formed in December 2005 to address the lack of linguistically and culturally appropriate end-of-life information and training available to the Chinese community and those who serve it. The CACCC incorporated in 2007, and achieved 501c3 tax-exempt ... Read More

Community Network for Appropriate Technologies

Overview The Community Network for Appropriate Technologies was incorporated in 1978 as a federally recognized nonprofit, tax-exempt educational and charitable organization. Susan Keller, Executive Director and Principal Planner, founded the Community Network based on principles which she developed and employed in the Midwest while facilitating creation of a nationally prominent library council. The general focus of our work is the development of cooperative working relationships within individual ... Read More

Como Mejorar el Cuidado Paliativo: Podemos mejorar el cuidado de personas con cancer

[How To Improve Palliative Care: Improving The Care Of Cancer Patients] This report defines the major barriers that keep people from receiving excellent palliative care, as needed, throughout the course of their illness with cancer and recommends a series of steps forward. Institute of Medicine National Research Council of the National Academies 2003; Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Translated by California Family Health Council, Inc. Obtain from: National Academies Press Publications. ... Read More

Diversity Rx

Diversity Rx: Promoting language and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities. Diversity Rx is supported by: The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), Resources for Cross Cultural Health Care (RCCHC), and Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation of Menlo Park, CA. For more information contact Diversity Rx

Finding Your Way

Finding Your Way encourages early family discussions and helps patients and their loved one consider difficult decisions about medical treatment near the end of life. This booklet, published since 1998 by Sacramento Healthcare Decisions, is an excellent guide to help prompt thoughtful discussion and consideration. Stories are included to help guide the way. The booklet is also available in Spanish. There is a companion piece in Chinese titled: Mrs. Lee's Story. Visit Sacramento Healthcare Decisions ... Read More