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National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC)

NCCC seeks to increase the capacity of health and mental health programs to design implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems. It is a program of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development. NCCC offers training, technical assistance, and consultation, provides networking and information exchange, and develops and disseminates publications and products. Resources available on the NCCC website include the following:

  • a policy brief series containing checklists on cultural competence, linguistic competence, community engagement, and research.
  • self-assessment checklists to heighten awareness and sensitivity to the importance of cultural and linguistic competence, that specifically focus on personnel in early childhood, early intervention, primary health care, mental health, children and youth with special health care needs and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)/and infant mortality.
  • a database of consultants who provider of training, technical assistance or consultation related to cultural and linguistic competence in a broad range of health, mental health, education and human service arenas.
  • a wide range of publications and tools on cultural and linguistic competence
  • information for organizations and programs, providers and practitioners, faculty and trainers, and families and consumers.
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