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This guide provides resources related to cultural competency, structural competency, and cultural humility, as well as racism and bias in clinical practice. 

Significant criticisms of cultural competency have been raised. However, the phrase is still in use and is commonly searched. We continue to use this title after examination of search trends and terminology across websites and presentations.

We do not proclaim to be experts in these areas and hope to improve this guide with community input. Please contact us at to discuss additional/alternative titles and resources. 


Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements for Research on Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional) (December 2, 2021)

"funding for the expansion of existing research projects to incorporate sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations or SGM-relevant research questions... Basic, social, behavioral, clinical, translational, and health services research relevant to the missions of the sponsoring NIH Institutes or Centers (ICs) may be proposed in response to this solicitation."

"Application Due Dates – January 31, 2022 for FY 2022; January 31, 2023 for FY 2023; and January 31, 2024 for FY 2024"


NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research (LRP-HDR) (July 1, 2021)

"The objective of the LRP-HDR is to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into research careers that focus on minority health disparities or other health disparities."

Identifies new items for the application period beginning September 1, 2021. 


"[T]he STRIVE Health Disparities Research Committee invites you to submit your ideas and feedback to inform research on health disparities across NICHD's portfolio over the next five years. These efforts not only include projects to identify and quantify disparities, but also strategies to mitigate and eliminate health inequities."(