Friday Feature

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

The Georgetown National Center for Cultural Competence has released a newly redesigned version of their Cultural and Linguistic Competence Health Practitioner Assessment (CLCHPA).

“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.”

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Featured Testimonials
…(START staff) was introduced to me at a monthly meeting about the progress my family member was making at (the hospital)…She very kindly looked me in the eye and said, “I will help you.”…She had tests run, she had a study performed, she looked closely at all of his treatment(s) and medication. She actually went to the unit and met with him. She came up with a plan. A plan to help him with his illness and allow him to leave the hospital and join the community in a very structured group home…Our family is very grateful to her and her staff…(START staff) have helped our family come to a positive solution for our family member. He is going to a group home that is especially trained to help him…Thank you.

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2017 START National Training Institute

2017 START Training Inst. save the date

May 1-2, 2017
Location to be determined




Driving Systemic Change

Mission: The UNH/IOD Center for START (Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources, and Treatment) Services aims to improve the lives of persons with IDD and behavioral health needs and their families through fidelity to the START model with exemplary services and supports that emphasize local, person-centered, positive, multidisciplinary, cost-effective and evidence-informed practices.