National Center for Cultural Competence
Program Type: Resources - Information or materials that might help develop a program/project in a community but can not be defined as a Best Practice, Promising Practice, or Local Effort.
The mission of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is to increase the capacity of health and mental health programs to design implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems. The NCCC maintains a database of a wide range of resources on cultural and linguistic competence (e.g. demographic information, policies, practices, articles, books, research initiatives and findings, curricula, multimedia materials and Web sites etc.). The NCCC uses specific review criteria for the inclusion of these resources. As part of the NCCC's web-based technical assistance, a selected searchable bibliography of these resources is made available online. The database is not an exhaustive listing. It is updated on a regular basis. The NCCC also maintains a pool of consultants who are skilled providers of training, technical assistance or consultation related to cultural and linguistic competence in a broad range of health, mental health, education and human service arenas. Consultants have experience at the local, state, regional and national levels. The NCCC uses a comprehensive application process to identify each consultant's areas of expertise. Applicants are carefully screened including interviews with at least two references. The NCCC acts as a broker attempting to match consultation needs with appropriate consultants. Specific details related to the consultation (e.g. fees and logistics) are negotiated directly with the consultant. The NCCC does not incur costs for these consultations.
Healthcare Access , Mental Health
Name: Taware D. Goode, MA
Site or Location Name: The National Center for Cultural Competence
Phone: (202) 687-5387