Cultural Competency & Health Literacy
The cultural competency and health literacy (CC/HL) workgroup is comprised of a passionate and dedicated group of individuals representing our partner organizations across the Hudson Valley. The workgroup, which held its first meeting in December 2015, is committed to having a diverse range of members including age, gender, and ethnicity, as well as having provider, peer and patient representation.
This workgroup is an extension of our workforce subcommittee and is a critical part of our CC/HL strategy work. Members of the CC/HL workgroup will help guide the implementation of our CC/HL strategy implementation. Its tasks will include developing and implementing a CC/HL training strategy, providing support and information to our provider organizations, and ensuring that the lenses of cultural competency and health literacy are present and integrated throughout the work of MHVC.
Our workgroup is co-chaired by Nolly Climes of Rehabilitation Support Services and Kathy Brieger of HRHCare, with administrative support provided by MHVC staff members. The workgroup will initially meet on a monthly basis with the opportunity to review and revise the frequency as needed. Meetings will be held at rotating locations throughout the region to promote accessibility and sustainment for group members.