Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

The Maryland Board of Physicians is committed to educating individuals regulated under Health Occupations regarding:

  1. Reducing and eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities;
  2. Improving health literacy;
  3. Improving cultural and linguistic competency; and
  4. Achieving the goal of racial and ethnic health equity.


Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities

Cultural and Linquistic Competency & Health Literacy Resources

Recommended Training Modules / Courses in Cultural & Linguistic Competency, Health Disparities, and Health Literacy.


Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs

During the 2017 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed House Bill 275, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Recommended Courses in Military Culture, which requires the Department of Health (the Department), in consultation with the Department of Veterans Affairs, to provide to certain health occupations boards a list of recommended courses in military culture; and generally relating to courses in military culture recommended by the Department of Health.

Click here for a list of Recommended Courses in Military Culture


CDC Culture and Health Literacy Tools

Tools for Cross-Cultural Communication and Language Access

The CDC offers six online health literacy courses for health professionals. Click to start Health Literacy Training