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Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competency (MACC)

Our Mission, Vision and Services


Ohio’s health care system actively provides culturally competent practices and interventions that will lead to optimal outcomes for individuals who seek services provided by these systems in the State of Ohio.


To enhance the quality of care in Ohio’s health care system and to incorporate culturally competent models of practice into the systems and organizations that provide services to Ohio’s diverse populations.

Our Services

*Sponsoring Lectures, Conferences and Educational Sessions concerning issues of cultural competence and other contemporary issues

*Researching cultural competency practices, standards and providing this information through our Resource Library

*Partnering with systems and organizations to help them assess and improve their level of cultural competence

*Identification and development of cultural competence: assessment tools, trainers, and training curricula throughout the State of Ohio

MACC is committed to the implementation of culturally competent practices and policies for agencies that are clear on why cultural and linguistic competence is critical but unsure of how to institute these changes. The enhanced national Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards providing a framework for implementing such policies. Click the link below to view a brief webinar introduction to the CLAS standards:

During Minority Health Month 2016, MACC is conducting its second cohort of regional CLAS standards trainings. Each training is free of charge and will be held from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Continuing Education (CE) credits will also be available. To register for a session, click the location below:

  • Thursday, April 7: Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare (Northfield, Ohio)

  • Thursday, April 14: Summit Behavioral Healthcare (Cincinnati, Ohio)

  • Friday, April 22: Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare (Athens, Ohio)

  • Thursday, April 28: Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare (Columbus, Ohio)

  • Thursday, May 5: Northwest Psychiatric Hospital (Toledo, Ohio)

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