Our mission is to improve the delivery of culturally-responsive, patient-and family-centered care to diverse populations through:

  • education and training; 
  • curricular innovations for health care professionals;
  • technical assistance and consultation;
  • research/evaluation that examines access utilization, effectiveness, and outcomes of culturally and linguistically competent health services delivery; and
  • dissemination of diversity information.

CHFCD faculty and staff have provided multicultural education and training to residents and medical and public health students at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, as well as to numerous physicians and other health care professionals in the United States and abroad. Technical assistance/ consultation has also been provided to academic medical centers, hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, managed care plans, community organizations, governmental agencies, and medical communications and pharmaceutical companies.

Topics addressed include:  eliminating health and health care disparities, developing clinical and organizational cultural competence; caring for patients with limited English proficiency and health literacy challenges; participatory quality improvement; and cross-cultural health promotion and disease prevention. 


The Center for Healthy Families and Cultural Diversity does not provide medical advice or clinical professional services.  All medical assistance or other decisions should be made in consultation with your physicians.  The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey will not be liable for any complications, injuries, or other medical accidents arising from or in connection with the use of or reliance upon any information obtained from this website or on the Internet.