Cultural and Linguistic Competence Health Practitioner Assessment

The Cultural and Linguistic Competence Health Practitioner Assessment (CLCHPA) self-guided learning activity was developed by the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence. The CLCHPA is designed to enhance the delivery of high quality services for diverse patient/client populations, and promote cultural and linguistic as essential approaches addressing health and healthcare disparities.

The CLCHPA is based on two assumptions:

  1. Cultural and linguistic competence are developmental processes at both the individual and organizational levels.
  2. With appropriate support, individuals can enhance their knowledge and skills over time.

Achieving cultural and linguistic competence is a developmental process – both individuals and organizations are at various levels of awareness, knowledge, and skills along the cultural competence continuum.

On-line access to the CLCHPA is designed solely as a self-assessment and educational activity. It may not be used as a measure in research or for evaluation of educational or training interventions.

Population of focus: Health care providers

Link to resource: Cultural and Linguistic Competence Health Practitioner Assessment

Date: 2016

Organization: National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University