Cultural Competency Committee

The Cultural Competency Committee (CCC) serves as an advisory group for the infusion of cultural competency in all of Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) operations. The CCC membership includes the cultural perspectives of consumers, family members, advocates, Directly Operated (DO) providers, Contracted providers, and community-based organizations. Additionally, the CCC considers the expertise from the Service Areas’ clinical and administrative programs, front line staff, and management essential for sustaining the mission of the Committee. The CCC is led by two Co-Chairs who are community representatives and elected annually by members of the Committee.

CCC Mission Statement
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“Increase cultural awareness, sensitivity, and responsiveness in the County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health’s response to the needs of diverse cultural populations to foster hope, wellness, resilience, and recovery in our communities.”

 

CCC Membership
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The membership of the CCC is culturally and linguistically diverse. For Calendar Year (CY) 2017, the CCC membership reached 74 members. Of this number, 18 are males and 56 are females. The CCC members described their racial/ethnic identity as follows:

  • African
  • African American and American Indian
  • African American
  • American Indian
  • Asian
  • Asian and Caucasian
  • Black and Mexican
  • Black
  • Black American
  • Caucasian
  • Chinese
  • Filipino-American
  • German
  • Hispanic
  • Irish and German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jewish
  • Latina Indian
  • Latino
  • Chinese Latino
  • Mexican
  • Mexican American
  • Native American
  • Spaniard/Latino/American Indian
  • Spanish
  • White

Languages are represented in the CCC membership
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American Sign Language, Chinese, English, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, and Tagalog.