Cultural & Linguistic Competence (CLC) Resource Library for Addressing Behavioral Health Disparities

National & State Organizations

Advancing Health Equity: Leading Care, Payment, and Systems Transformation Since their founding by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2005 under the name Finding Answers, they have pursued the goal of health equity by maintaining a focused commitment to eliminating health and healthcare disparities.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Innovations Exchange  Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality website offers cultural and lingusitic competence information in areas for patient/consumer, professionals, policymakers, research and data, and news and events.
Burns Institute  Website for the Burns Institute which aims to eliminate racial and ethnic disparity by building a community-centered response to youthful misbehavior that is equitable and restorative.
Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence Contains a variety of CLC resources including self assessments, distance learning, and publications.
Guides and Resources - US Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Minority Health These resources are to help health care professionals address the cultural and linguistic barriers to health care delivery and increase access to health care for limited English-proficient people.
Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions Website for the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solution Hopkins Center for Health Dispartities which aims to generate and disseminate knowledge to reduce racial/ethnic and social class disparities in health status and health care through research, training, community partnerships and advocacy.
National Council for Behavioral Health The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America's community mental health and substance use treatment organizations. They are committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Spanish language website with various mental health resources.
Nathan Kline Institute This Center of Excellence in Culturally Competent Mental Health is housed in the Statistical Services Research Division of the New York State Office of Mental Health. Their mission is to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in the availability, accessibility and quality of behavioral health care services through the development of culturally competent services.
National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED) A network of community-based organizations focused on the mental health and substance use issues of diverse racial and ethnic communities. The NNED supports information sharing, training, and technical assistance towards the goal of promoting behavioral health equity.
New York State Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence - Cultural Syndromes and the Cultural Formulation in Psychiatric Care Since 2007, the center has served as a leader in removing cultural and linguistic barriers in mental health care in New York State.
Tools from the CAPT: Increasing cultural competence to reduce behavioral health disparities CAPT promotes the application of prevention science to advance state, tribal, jurisdictional, and community efforts to address substance use and misuse.
Teaching Tolerance Website with various resources on tolerance, acceptance, and appreciation of diversity.
Urban Youth Trauma Center Website for the Urban Youth Training Center with resources and trainings designed to address the needs of high-risk youth affected by trauma and community violence.