TAPA is committed to upholding a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the PA profession and the organization. TAPA recognizes that promoting and protecting the health of all Texans requires acknowledging, understanding, and respecting the aspects of identity and experiences to minimize health disparities. TAPA strives to create an environment where all feel they belong. We don’t just accept differences — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our members, our patients, and our community. 

Diversity Equity & Inclusion

Healthcare Resources

 The following links may help make your practice much more culturally sensitive.

Immigration Health Care
www.borderhealth.org
http://borderhealth.raconline.org/
 
Government Sites
Federal

http://www.healthfinder.gov/espanol/ (Healthfinder Español)

State
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/default.shtm
 
Disparities/Research
www.healthdisparities.net/
https://sph.umich.edu/ciahd/
 
Women's Health
https://www.nwhn.org/- National Women's Health Network

African American Resources
http://afahchouston.org/- African American Health Coalition, Houston, Texas
http://www.journeytowellness.com/  - Online Health Magazine for African American

Asian Resources
http://www.asianhealthservices.org  - Asian Health Services Online
http://www.apiahf.org/  - Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
http://www.aapcho.org/site/aapcho/  - Association of Asian/Pacific Community Health Organizations

Latino/Hispanic Resources
http://www.hshps.org/- Hispanic-Serving Health Profession Schools
http://www.hispanichealth.org/  - National Alliance for Hispanic Health
http://www.nhmamd.org/  - National Hispanic Medical Association
https://hispanicaccess.org/service-provider-directory/national-latina-health-organization  - National Latina Health Organization
http://www.saludenaccion.org/ - National Hispanic/Latino Health Communication Research

Native American Resources

http://www.nihb.org/  - National Indian Health Board
http://natamcancer.org/ - Native American Cancer Research

Other
http://ethnomed.org/
www.stop-disparities.org
http://www.diversityrx.org/

CME
https://cccm.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/  A Physician’s Guide to Culturally Competent Care- US Department of Health and Human Services