Area Funders Announce Cultural Competency Awards

March 19, 2013  |  Foundation News  | Read More

KANSAS CITY METROPOLITAN AREA – Four Kansas City metropolitan area health and social service organizations will receive 12 months of technical assistance to strengthen their knowledge and capacity to serve diverse populations. The technical assistance focuses on organizational cultural competency and its impact on service delivery. The technical assistance is funded by three local grant making organizations – the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, the Jackson County, Mo., Community Mental Health Fund and the REACH Healthcare Foundation.

The awards are part of a Cultural Competency Initiative introduced in 2009 that aims to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes by preparing the primary health care, mental health care and human services workforce to meet the health needs of racially, ethnically and culturally diverse populations. To date, 28 organizations have participated in the technical assistance opportunity.

Read the press release.