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Identity-Based Resources

Explore resources related to diverse identity groups.

Diversity Websites

Anti-Defamation League
The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.

API Equality
Dedicated to working in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community in California and nationally for equal marriage rights, fair treatment and overall acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality
Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality is the first and only Sacramento-based legislative and budget advocacy project dedicated to developing and advancing a progressive social justice agenda on behalf of Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) communities. AACRE fights for reformative legislation and expansion of funding, while seeking to empower APIAs to be an active and effective force in advancing civil rights and social justice.

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved
ACU is a nonprofit, transdisciplinary organization of clinicians, advocates and health care organizations united in a common mission to improve the health of America's underserved populations and to enhance the development and support of the health care clinicians serving these populations.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
For three decades, Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has been the nation's leading legal advocate for people with mental disabilities. Our precedent-setting litigation has outlawed institutional abuse and won protections against arbitrary confinement. In the courts and in Congress, our advocacy has opened up public schools, workplaces, housing and other opportunities for people with mental disabilities to participate in community life.

Black Youth Project
This project will examine the attitudes, resources, and culture of African American youth ages 15 to 25, exploring how these factors and others influence their decision-making, norms and behavior in critical domains such as sex, health and politics.

California Endowment
The California Endowment's mission is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.

Census Bureau
Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau on Hispanic, African- American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, American Indian and Native Alaskan populations.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States. To accomplish its mission, CDC identifies and defines preventable health problems.

Center for Immigration Studies
The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization founded in 1985. It is the nation's only think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal and other impacts of immigration on the United States.

Center on Race & Social Problems (University of Pittsburgh)
The mission of the center is to conduct applied social science research on race, color and ethnicity and their influence on the quality of life for all Americans.

Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health (Duke University)
The center focuses on conducting interdisciplinary research, scholarship and education on spirituality, theology and health. Exploring the role of faith communities in forming the health of the broader community. Integrating research and scholarship into the practical disciplines of care and service with an emphasis on older adults.

Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (University of Chicago)
The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to promoting engaged scholarship and debate around the topics of race and ethnicity.

The Civil Rights Project (UCLA)
The mission of the Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles is to help renew the civil rights movement by bridging the worlds of ideas and action, to be a preeminent source of intellectual capital within that movement, and to deepen the understanding of the issues that must be resolved to achieve racial and ethnic equity as society moves through the great transformation of the 21st century.

Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement (USC)
Our mission at the Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement is to promote dialogue, understanding and grassroots, congregational and academic partnerships among the oldest and the newest of the Abrahamic faiths while generating a contemporary understanding in this understudied area and creating new tools for interfaith communities locally, nationally and beyond.

Cross-Cultural Health Care Program
Primarily a training and consulting organization, the Cross-Cultural Health Care Program endeavors to enhance the abilities of health professionals to provide culturally competent and linguistically appropriate care.

Diversity Rx
Diversity Rx works towards promoting language and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant and ethnically diverse communities.

Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is the largest human rights organization based in the United States. Human Rights Watch researchers conduct fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in all regions of the world. Human Rights Watch then publishes those findings in dozens of books and reports every year, generating extensive coverage in local and international media.

Kaiser Family Foundation is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up-to-date and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states. The data are based on an analysis of the Census Bureau's March 2009 and 2010 Current Population Surveys (CPS; Annual Social and Economic Supplements) and are restricted to the civilian (not active duty military) population. The state data represent 2-year averages.

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

LGBT Religious Archives Network
The LGBT Religious Archives Network (LGBT-RAN) is an innovative venture in preserving history and encouraging scholarly study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) religious movements around the world.

National Council of La Raza
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

UCLA Center on Minority Health Disparities
The mission of the UCLA Center for Research, Education, Training, and Strategic Communication on Minority Health Disparities (CRETSCMHD) is the reduction and elimination of physical and mental health disparities in racial and ethnic minority populations.

Urban and Environmental Policy Institute (Occidental College)
Our mission – to help create a more just, livable and democratic region – provides the backdrop for a wide range of activities and relationships. UEPI functions both as an academic center with strong community ties and a community-based organization with a strong research and policy development capacity.

U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health
The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities.

The Women's Foundation of California
The Women's Foundation of California is the only statewide public foundation that is investing in women and girls throughout California to create a more just and equitable society.

World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Explore Resources for Specific Identities


Specialized groups for people who are Asian and Pacific Islander, Black, Indigenous and/or Latinx.

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Disabilities Resources

Specialized resources for people with chronic illnesses, psychiatric disabilities, sensory impairments and neurodiversity.

Personal & Professional Resources

Spirituality and Religious Resources

Explore how spirituality and religion intersect in social work. Specialized resources available for Jewish and Islamic people.

Explore Spirituality Resources


Explore our Center for LGBTQIA+ Health Equity (CLHE), Lambda LGBTQ+ Alumni Association, USC ONE, and more.

Be Proud

Foster Youth

Learn about the role of foster care social workers and get resources for former foster youth.

Find Your Role

Domestic Violence

Understand how abusers control people and how you can help break the cycle.

Help Stop Domestic Violence


Explore intersectionality and homelessness.

Serve the Unhoused


Challenge beliefs, policies, and systems that marginalize, stigmatize, and dehumanize individuals with criminal records.

Break Barriers


We are deeply concerned about the way current executive orders have been implemented and their impact on communities.

Support Social Justice for All


Our Military and Veterans Programs (MVP) advances the health and wellbeing of our nation's servicemembers. 

Make Breakthroughs

Older Adults

Find resources for older adults and their caregivers.

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