Developed to disseminate medical and cultural information on immigrant and refugee groups for health care professionals, the EthnoMed website was developed as a joint project initiated by the University of Washington Health Sciences Library and the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The ethnic groups covered on the site include Cambodians, Chinese, Eritrean, Hispanic, Oromo, Somali, and Vietnamese. The documents featured on the site include materials in each ethnic group's native language that deal with a broad range of healthcare issues, such as hypertension, pregnancy, and breast cancer. Users may elect to search the website in its entirety, or they may browse the available materials by cultural group. The site also provides a number of short pieces on the practice of cross cultural medicine, such as articles titled "Breast Cancer in Asian Women," "Traditional Vietnamese Medicine," and "Mental Health Issues of Resettled Refugees."


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