Monograph Provides Insights on Implementing Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Organizations Addressing Maternal and Child Health

December 10, 2007

And the Journey Continues: Achieving Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Systems Serving Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Their Families highlights experiences in infusing cultural and linguistic competence into the policies, structures, and practices of selected state programs. The monograph, developed by the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) at Georgetown University with support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, presents stories collected from 23 Title V Children with Special Health Care Needs programs. Also included are key lessons that NCCC faculty, staff, and consultants have learned about providing program guidance, as well as an analysis of the various aspects of linguistic and cultural competence described in each state's story. A list of references and state and territorial contacts is included.