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the National Center for Cultural Competence
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
(3) knowledge and product development and dissemination
Major emphasis is
placed on policy development, assistance in conducting cultural competence
organizational self-assessments, 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).
National Center for Cultural Competence
3300 Whitehaven Street, N.W., Suite 3300
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 687-5387 or (800) 788-2066
TTY: (202) 687-5503
FAX: (202) 687-8899
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to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically
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Funding to support
this project was provided by a grant from the Division of Research,
Training and Education (DRTE), Maternal and Child Health
Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The NCCC is funded and
operates under the auspices of Cooperative Agreement #U93-MC-00145-09
and is supported in part from the MCHB (Title V, Social Security Act),
Permission is granted
to reproduce these curricula enhancement modules for non-commercial
distribution. The requirement is that proper
be given; please see suggested citation below.
Goode, T. D., & Dunne, C. (2004). Cultural
self-assessment. From the Curricula Enhancement Module Series. Washington, DC: National
for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and
Oxendine, J., Goode,
T. & Dunne, C. (2004). Public health in a multicultural environment. From
the Curricula Enhancement Module Series. Washington, DC: National
Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child
and Human Development.
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Goode, T. D., & Dunne,
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Module Series. Washington, DC: National Center for Cultural Competence,
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development.
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