Cultural and Linguistic Competence Policy Assessment (CLCPA)
Overview and Purpose
The Cultural and Linguistic Competence Policy Assessment (CLCPA) was developed by the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) at the request of the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) to assist community health centers to advance and sustain cultural and linguistic competence.
The CLCPA is intended to support health care organizations to:
- improve health care access and utilization
- enhance the quality of services within culturally diverse and underserved communities
- promote cultural and linguistic competence as essential approaches in the elimination of health disparities.
The NCCC has also developed a companion Guide for Using the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Policy Assessment Instrument that provides step-by-step instructions on how to conduct an organizational self-assessment process.
Please take a moment to register for the CLCPA. After registering, you will be able to download PDFs of the instrument and guide as well as link to online resources.
Please click here to enter the site to download the CLCPA and guide as well as link to online resources.
If your organization is interested in contracting with the NCCC to utilize an online version of the CLCPA, please contact us.