UW HSLIC Acting Director Neil Rambo introducing the EthnoMed team. Photo by Josh Malamy.
Congratulations to the EthnoMed team at Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington Health Sciences Library on the unveiling of its redesigned website. EthnoMed:
EthnoMed debuted in 1994 as a collaboratively developed online resource for cultural health information. The redesigned site has enhanced content, display, and navigation features. Behind the scenes is a Plone-based content management system which will allow for faster updates and editing. The site also features a new, prize-winning logo.
EthnoMed “contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and related topics pertinent to the health care of immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world.” Although its primary focus has been ethnic communities (Cambodian, Ethiopian, Hispanic, Oromo, Somali, Tigrean and Vietnamese) served by Harborview Medical Center’s Community House Calls program in Seattle, EthnoMed has added pertinent information by and for other cultural groups.