1. Cultural Competence Advisory Council (CCAC)
This group is comprised of subject matter experts in the area of cultural competence and behavioral health and includes both internal and external stakeholders. This group is scheduled to meet once per month.
CCAC Mission Statement:
Assist OBH with the elimination of disparities in behavioral health through advisement of effective changes in policy, procedure and accountability by infusion of culturally and linguistically responsive and inclussive practices in hehavioral health services.
2. Providers for the Advancement of Cultural Competence (PACC) Network
This committee meets at OBH on the first Friday of each month, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. and serves as an open forum for providers. All providers are welcome to attend either in person or through teleconferencing.
"Improving culturally competent best practices in behavioral healthcare through provider networking, education and support."
Since 1999 OBH has sought to advance cultural competence through the utilization of appropriate, valid and informative assessment tools. OBH has utilized the information gathered as the basis for cultural competency training development. Past trainings were designed to address the identified areas of growth for OBH and community behavioral health agencies alike.
Most recently, in 2010, OBH developed the “Culturally Informed Treatment” curriculum, which is currently being taught as part of the Certified Addictions Counselor training program. Further training needs continue to be determined.
Assessing an agency’s level of cultural competency is an essential part of identifying agency strengths and ways in which your organization can improve the delivery of culturally competent behavioral health care. With the permission of the National Center for Cultural Competence, OBH is pleased to offer the following agency assessments upon request:
Cultural and Linguistic Competence Family Organization Assessment (CLCFOA)
Cultural and Linguistic Competence Policy Assessment (CLCPA)
Please contact Jane Flournoy email@example.com for more information or to schedule an agency assessment.
Please check back for future training opportunities.