“Cultural Competence is a continuous learning process that builds knowledge, awareness, skills and capacity to identify, understand and respect the unique beliefs, values, customs, languages, abilities and traditions of all Ohioans in order to develop policies to promote effective programs and services.”
OHIO Statewide endorsed definition
What is MACC?
The Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence (MACC) is a statewide nonprofit membership agency aimed at the reduction of health disparities in Ohio’s health systems. Ohio faces a number of disparate health outcomes that are the result of a lack of knowledge and understanding about the diverse racial and ethnic populations being served. MACC is equipping providers and systems with the necessary tools and best practices to enhance their delivery of care.
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.
- 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