Cultural Competence Monograph Series
This series came about as a result of the desire to promote learning and to strengthen effectiveness of both theorists and practitioners in the field of cultural competence and multicultural organizational development in health care. Produced by CompassPoint and supported by a grant from The California Endowment, these three monographs explore a variety of frameworks for organizational development or capacity building and their implications for practice, taking in a number of issues that arise in real world practice.
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Multicultural Organizational Development: A Resource for Health Equity
This paper discuss the applicability of multicultural organizational development (MCOD) for building the multicultural capacity of health organizations, positing that multicultural capacity and equity are interconnected.
Encouraging More Culturally & Linguistically Competent Practices in Mainstream Health Care Organizations
This paper is written as a survival guide for change agents and systems who intend to advance the cultural and linguistic (C & L) practices of mainstream health organizations.
Cultural Competence in Capacity Building
The National Community Development Institute's paper delves into the definition of culturally –based capacity building, presenting three field experiences in which this framework was applied. CompassPoint’s paper discusses the relationship between improving cultural competency and improving organizational effectiveness. It also describes a capacity building approach to improving cultural competency in an organization where systems issues are dealt with through the lens of multicultural organizational development.