National Center for Cultural Competence

Appendix B: Mission of the National Center for Cultural Competence

The mission of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is to increase the capacity of health care and mental health programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems. The NCCC conducts an array of activities to fulfill its mission including: (1) training, technical assistance, and consultation; (2) networking, linkages, and information exchange; and (3) knowledge and product development and dissemination. Major emphasis is placed on policy development, assistance in conducting cultural competence organizational selfassessments, and strategic approaches to incorporating systematically culturally competent values, policy, structures, and practices within organizations.

The NCCC is a component of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) and is housed within the Department of Pediatrics of the Georgetown University Medical Center. It is funded and operates under the auspices of Cooperative Agreement #U93-MC-00145-09 and is supported in part from the Maternal and Child Health program (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Since its inception, the NCCC has shared partnerships with two Federal departments, two Federal administrations, one Federal agency, and nine of their respective bureaus, divisions, branches, offices, foundations, and programs. The NCCC conducts a collaborative project under the auspices of another Cooperative Agreement with the GUCCHD and the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DHHS. The NCCC also has partnerships with foundations, universities, and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

The National Center for Cultural Competence
3307 M Street, NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20007-3935
PHONE: (202) 687-5387 or (800) 788-2066
TTY: (202) 687-5503
FAX: (202) 687-8899


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