Division of MCH Workforce Development
- Curricula Enhancement Modules
- Strategies for Incorporating Cultural & Linguistic Competence into Health and Mental Health Training
- Rationale for Cultural and Linguistic Competence
- About this Project Purpose, Goals and Activities
- Selected Resources
- Links to Partners
The curricula enhancement modules were designed to:
- Assist faculty in incorporating five key content areas into existing curricula that are important to cultural and linguistic competence in public health.
- Provide a set of defined areas of knowledge, skills, and awareness related to each core content area.
- Offer relevant materials, articles, publications, and other multimedia resources for each core content area.
- Provide faculty with instructional and self-discovery
The modules can be viewed online or downloaded for printing.
Please register to view the modules here.
- Rationale for Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Maternal and Child Health Bureau–Funded Training Programs
The purpose of the Division of MCH Workforce Development Project of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is to increase the capacity of DRTE-funded programs to incorporate principles and practices of cultural and linguistic competency in all aspects of leadership training.
Specifically, the NCCC is developing a series of modules that focus on four key curricula content areas in cultural and linguistic competency that are essential to health care practitioners, and specifically designed for use by faculty in DRTE-funded interdisciplinary and disciplinary education programs. These four curricula enhancement modules are
- Cultural Awareness
- Cultural Self-assessment
- Process of Inquiry/Communicating in a Multicultural Environment
- Public Health in a Multicultural Environment
The topics for these modules were developed by a work group of selected DRTE personnel and grantees and other experts in the field.
- Community of Learners for DRTE: Curricula Enhancement Workgroup
- Participation in MCH Training workgroups
- Web-based technical assistance – providing curricula enhancement updates
- Knowledge development and dissemination: Collect and analyze data on use of curricula enhancement modules
The MCH Timeline
This is an online tool that presents milestones in the history of maternal and child health in the United States. Clicking on each milestone on the timeline will display images, facts, historical context and links about that event.
It also provides in-depth modules on topics including infant mortality, systems of care, and public health 101.
- Celebrating Diversity, the Role of Culture in Food Choices, Physical Activity and Obesity
This web site offers video presentations, powerpoint presentations and documents from the annual conference of the New Mexico Leadership Education Excellence in Pediatrics (LEEP) and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND), MCH Training Program grantees.
and Child Health Resources
and Child Health Policy Research Center
and Child Health Library
Training web site
A key to effective health promotion and service provision for linguistically diverse communities is implementing linguistically competent policies, structures and practices. This feature is designed to provide answers to frequently asked questions about how to implement language access.
Center for Healthy Families and Cultural Diversity
(CHFCD), is part of the Robert
Wood Johnson Medical School, and is dedicated
to promoting culturally-responsive, quality
health care for diverse populations.
Director Robert C. Like, MD, MS, compiled an extensive list of resources in cultural and linguistic competence. Select this link and then click on resources.