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About 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
(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).

  The National Center for Cultural Competence
3300 Whitehaven Street, N.W., Suite 3300
Washington, DC 20007
PHONE: (202) 687-5387 or (800) 788-2066
TTY: (202) 687-5503
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E-MAIL: cultural@georgetown.edu
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Accessibility Statement

The purpose 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. As such, the NCCC strives to ensure that this Web site meets or exceeds the accessibility requirements outlined in Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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In accordance with current Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) standards (http://www.hrsa.gov/508access.htm), our goal is to improve accessibility to users with visual, motor, or cognitive disabilities. We strive to meet or exceed accessibility requirements in the following areas:
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Acknowledgments

Cultural Awareness Module
Cultural Self-Assessment Module
The Process of Inquiry Module -- Communicating in a Multicultural Environment Module
Public Health in a Multicultural Environment Module

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), HRSA, DHHS.

Permission is granted to reproduce these curricula enhancement modules for non-commercial distribution. The requirement is that proper credit be given; please see suggested citation below.

Suggested Citations:

Goode, T. D., & Dunne, C. (2004). Cultural self-assessment. From the Curricula Enhancement Module Series. Washington, DC: National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development.

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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As part of Georgetown University, this site follows the university's established policies on copyright, disclaimers, and terms of use. The following policies have been adapted with permission from the university's Web site.

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Information included in this site has undergone review to ensure accuracy and currency. However, since standards in the field change rapidly, some of the information may be out of date. Users are advised to consult other sources to confirm information included in this site. The NCCC and Georgetown University do not assume responsibility for omissions or inaccuracies in information included in this site nor for any consequences resulting from the use of this information.

Information included in this site is not intended to replace health care guidance offered by a physician or other health professional. The NCCC and Georgetown University are not liable for damages resulting from information obtained from this site.

This Web site contains links to other independently run Web sites sites outside the NCCC domain. Links to external websites and/or non-Georgetown University information provided on NCCC pages are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. NCCC and Georgetown University bear no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content, or privacy practices of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

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Permission is granted to reproduce these curricula enhancement modules for non-commercial distribution. The requirement is that proper credit be given; please see suggested citation below.

Suggested Citation:

Goode, T. D., & Dunne, C. (2004). Cultural self-assessment. 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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