3. Cultural Competence*

Vivian Jackson, Ph.D. and OhioMHAS’ Jamoya Cox provide insight on how to reach individual Wraparound clients and their families in an atmosphere of inclusion and understanding – Presented by OHIOMHAS and the CIP 

The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (the National CLAS Standards) are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by providing a blueprint for individuals and health and health care organizations to implement culturally and linguistically appropriate services (HHS, Office of Minority Health).

The Center for Innovative Practices at Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, will present an ENGAGE Webinar on Cultural Competence with a CLAS Standards Overview presented by Vivian H. Jackson, Ph.D on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (An office hour in webinar format will be subsequently offered on Friday, May 29, 2015 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)

ENGAGE Webinars are facilitated by the Center for Innovative Practices at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention with the support of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association (SAMHSA).

Dr. Jackson is a member of the faculty of the National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, where she provides technical assistance and consultation related to cultural and linguistic competenvivian-jacksonce for the SAMHSA Children’s Mental Health Initiative.

Her publications include “Cultural and Linguistic Competence and Eliminating Disparities,” in The System of Care Handbook (Brookes, 2008); Cultural Competence in Managed Behavioral Health Care (Manisses Communications,1999); Getting Started…Moving On: Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Cultural and Linguistic Competency for Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Families(NCCC, 2003); and The Essential Role of Cultural Competency in Addressing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in the African American Community in Diabetes in Black America (Hilton Publishing, 2010, L. Jack, Jr. Ed.).

Dr. Jackson provides technical assistance on cultural and linguistic competence for the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program funded by the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch of the Center for Mental Healjamoya-coxth Services in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. In addition, she serves in a similar function for the Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs Program, funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau in the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Jamoya Cox is the Disparities and Cultural Competence Manager for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). In this capacity he provides leadership for OhioMHAS’ statewide cultural competence initiatives dedicated to delivering advocacy support services to individuals with lived experience, behavioral health boards, providers, and community organizations. Mr. Cox manages grants such as the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant to fund these efforts. He serves as liaison with national leaders and agencies in the fields of mental health, alcohol/drug addiction, and cultural competency for the purpose of leading progress toward behavioral health equity in Ohio. He also collaborates with other state departments such as the Ohio Commission on Minority Health and Ohio Department of Health to address systemic disparities. Mr. Cox collaborates regularly with OhioMHAS leadership to identify and implement policies that better enable the department to promote and infuse culturally and linguistically appropriate services.