Cultural Competence and the SPF

Sustainability and the SPF

Cultural Competence and the SPF

What is it?

Cultural competence is the process of communicating with audiences from diverse geographic, ethnic, racial, cultural, economic, social, and linguistic backgrounds. Becoming culturally competent is a dynamic process that requires cultural knowledge and skill development at all service levels, including policymaking, administration, and practice.

Brief: Cultural Competence and the SPF

This brief from the Great Lakes PTTC provides an overview of the cultural competence principle of the SPF.

Video: Cultural Competence and the SPF

This video by the DCCCA in Kansas is an overview of the cultural competence principle of the Strategic Prevention Framework.


Learn about it.

Tool: Cultural Competence: A Cross-cutting Principle

A tool created by by REACH Evaluation for the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities for Kentucky's Regional Prevention Centers and community coalitions.

Resource List: Building Health Equity and Inclusion
This extensive list of resources was developed by the PTTC Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Practices Workgroup. It is a compilation of resources produced by the PTTC Network to help individuals understand the impact of culture and identity in prevention efforts.

Resource List: Health Equity and Inclusion in Prevention
This list of resources from the Great Lakes PTTC will help prevention practitioners learn about health equity, health disparities, and social determinants of health.

Glossary:  A Comprehensive Culturally Responsive Glossary: Concepts to Increase Awareness Towards Health Equity 
The PTTC Network's Building Health Equity & Social Justice Working Group developed this resource for prevention professionals. The overall goal is to incorporate anti-racist, bias-free, and inclusive terminology into the framework of prevention efforts. Diversity and inclusion in the prevention workforce is both ethical and imperative.

Self-paced Course: Intro to 508 Compliance: Understanding the Importance of Accessibility in Prevention 
In this HealtheKnowledge course created by the PTTC Network's Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Practices Workgroup, the Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is discussed along with the importance of providing accessible educational materials to the prevention work. Participants will learn how to Identify ways to increase Section 508 compliance within their own work.

Take action.

Cultural Competence Primer: Incorporating Cultural Competence into Your Comprehensive Plan 
This primer from CADCA provides coalitions with a basic understanding of cultural competence and its importance in substance misuse prevention work.

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