The National Center for Cultural Competence is a cooperative agreement funded as part of the Family-Professional Partnerships Program administered by the Integrated Services Branch, Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs, which is part of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. For more information, call (301) 443-2170.
The National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, provides national leadership and contributes to the body of knowledge on cultural and linguistic competency within systems and organizations. Six major approaches to fulfill its mission include (1) knowledge development and dissemination, (2) supporting a “community of learners” and mentors, (3) web-based technical assistance (4) collaboration and coordination, (5) advancing the evidence, and (6) technical assistance, consultation and training with diverse constituency groups. The NCCC provides training, technical assistance and consultation to local, state, federal, and international governmental agencies, family advocacy and support organizations, local hospitals and health centers, healthcare systems, health plans, mental health systems, universities, quality improvement organizations, national professional associations, and foundations. In addition, the NCCC’s on-line training, publications, and products are accessed by tens of thousands of individuals each year.
Incorporating culturally and linguistically competent policies, structures and practices
at the direct service level can have a significant impact on: (1) responding to the diversity
within the U.S., its territories, and in tribal communities,(2) improving quality of services
and supports, and (3) decreasing disparities in the health and health of care of children.
Below are the points of dissemination by NCCC resource material, individual
or organizational assessment tool, and links to NCCC website.
The Evidence Base for Cultural and Linguistic Competency in Health Care (written by NCCC faculty, published by The Commonwealth Fund)
Promoting Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency Self-Assessment Checklist For Personnel Providing Services and Supports to Individuals and Families Affected by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Other Infant Death (SUID) | En Español
A Guide for Advancing Family-Centered and Culturally and Linguistically Competent Care
And the Journey Continues... Achieving Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Systems Serving Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and their Families