Cultural competence is the process of communicating with audiences from diverse geographic, ethnic, racial, cultural, economic, social and linguistic backgrounds. It is an ongoing dynamic process that requires cultural knowledge and skill development at all service levels including policymaking, administration and practice.
Webinar Companion to The Cultural and Linguistic Resource Guide
This webinar focuses on supporting community behavioral health providers in strategically thinking about competent services. The webinar seeks to guide participants in developing an intentional process to develop effective cultural competent services and programming. The Cultural and Linguistic Competence Resource Guide is the companion to this webinar. James White and Melony Brunson present the material. This document is designed to assist community behavioral health providers in strategically thinking about culturally competent services. Effective cultural competent services and programming must be an intentional process.
- Ohio SPF Cultural and Linguistic Competence Resource Guide
- Ohio SPF Cultural and Linquistic Competence Resource Guide (Booklet Version)
The National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) Needs Assessment Guide
The NCCC developed this assessment to help organizations evaluate the awareness and use of diversity within a community organization. Free NCCC registration may be required.
The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (CLAS)
The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (the National CLAS Standards) are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by providing a blueprint for individuals and health and health care organizations to implement culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Adoption of these Standards will help advance better health and health care in the United States.
The National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED)
The National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED) is a network of community-based organizations focused on the mental health and substance use issues of diverse racial and ethnic communities. The NNED supports information sharing, training and technical assistance to promote behavioral health equity.
Think Cultural Health, US Department of Health and Human Services
This site, sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, offers the latest resources and tools to promote cultural and linguistic competency in health care. You may access free and accredited continuing education programs as well as tools to help you and your organization provide respectful, understandable and effective services.
Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence
MACC works to enhance the quality of care in Ohio’s health care system and to incorporate culturally competent models of practice into the systems and organizations that provide services to Ohio’s diverse populations.
Ohio Commission on Minority Health
The Commission distributes grants to community based health groups for the purpose of health promotion and disease prevention among members of minority groups. “Minority Groups” means any of the following racial and ethnic groups: African American, Native American Indian, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino American.
OhioMHAS Cultural Competence
OhioMHAS’ cultural and linguistic competence webpage is designed to provide the community with current information about available cultural competence trainings, initiatives, translated materials, and resources to move local systems and collaborative partners toward health equity.