Cultural Competence

Please view Merced County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services’ Cultural Competence Plans here:

Each county must develop and submit a cultural competence plan consistent with Cultural Competence Plan Requirements (CCPR) standards and criteria (per California Code of Regulations, Title 9, Section 1810.410). The eight main criteria are:

  • Commitment to Cultural Competence 
  • Updated Assessment of Service Needs
  • Strategies and Efforts for Reducing Racial, Ethnic, Cultural, and Linguistic Mental Health Disparities 
  • Client/Family Member/Community Committee: Integration of the Committee Within The County Mental Health System
  • Culturally Competent Training Activities
  • County’s Commitment To Growing a Multicultural Workforce: Hiring and Retaining Culturally and Linguistically Competent Staff
  • Language Capacity
  • Adaptation of Services 

Merced County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services has a Cultural Humility, Health Equity and Social Justice Committee which meets the fourth Thursday of every month from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the BHRS Adult Campus located at:  301 East 13th Street, Merced, California.  Attendees must check in at reception.