Health Equity and Cultural and Linguistic Competency
Cultural and linguistic competency is a journey and not a destination.
When it comes to cultural and linguistic competency, everyone from the executive director to the receptionist can be a teacher and a learner. None of us can see a situation through the lens of every culture. But, we CAN create a space where all the people we serve and all the people we work with are heard.
We seek to establish the values and communal agreement of how we will approach difficult topics in order to create a safe space for hard conversations on what is impacting our mental health and addiction professionals while continuing to work within a context of being trauma-informed and strengths-based in our application. To learn more and stay up to date with all the learning opportunities we have to offer please click to join our mailing list.
Cultural Competency Enhancement Project:
The goal of the Cultural Competency Enhancement Project since 1996 has been to provide training services and technical assistance for community mental health centers and addiction providers throughout Indiana. Training services are designed to improve organizational effectiveness and efficiency in providing culturally competent services. Indiana's Division of Mental Health and Addiction is excited to offer the 2020-2021 technical assistance webinar series.
Cultural Linguistic Competency & Health Disparities
Vision: People of all cultures, races, and ethnicities partnering with local and state systems to achieve equity in access, services, interventions and outcomes in our systems.
Mission: Facilitate cultural and linguistic competency strategies throughout Indiana’s state and local systems to improve outcomes for populations vulnerable to disparities and disproportionalities.
2021-2022 Learning Calendar:
Webinar 1 – Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021
Webinar 2 - Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021
Webinar 3 - Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021
Webinar 4 - Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021
Webinar 5 - Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022
Conference - May 2022
Learning Resource Center:
We have compiled all our previous trainings and learning opportunities into one convenient site. Click to access the learning resource center here.
Thank you for your support and involvement!