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A Prevention Guide to Improving Cultural Competency
November 6, 2019

This document is intended to support substance use prevention stakeholders in improving their cultural competency and capacity to serve minority and vulnerable populations. It was created through a literature review of recent academic journal publications and evidence-based resource databases.


Readers will learn about:

  1. Resources and recommendations from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to improve outreach and communication with minority and vulnerable populations

  2. The impact cultural competence can have on reducing behavioral health disparities among minority and vulnerable populations

  3. Evidence-based strategies and conceptual frameworks for implementing organizational change to improve cultural competence