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MHHD : Cultural and Linguistic Competency Workgroup

​​​Cultural and Linguistic Competency Workgroup - Maryland Health Disparities Collaborative


 
Objective: Improve cultural and linguistic competency
 
Chair:  Dr. Ilana Mittman, President and CEO, tEQUN - EquityNow
 
Vice-Chair:  Dr. Malcolm Joseph III, Medical Director, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
 
Staff:  Ms. Monica McCann, MHHD, Monica.McCann@maryland.gov


2012 Workgroup Projects:

 
  • Make recommendations on the format of reporting for higher education institutions on their actions to address disparities.
  • Make recommendations to the Maryland Health Care Cost and Quality Council about different levels of cultural and linguistic competence that could factor into a reimbursement system and about how to support a continuing education system for cultural and linguistic competence. 
  • Make recommendations to the Maryland Health Care Commission on how to evaluate the cultural and linguistic appropriateness of information provided by enrollees by health plans. 
  • Provide feedback to the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities on a draft of the Health Primer.
 
** Click here for information on meetings of the Cultural and Linguistic Competency Workgroup. ​
 
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