MHHD - Cultural And Linguistic Competency
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MHHD : Cultural And Linguistic Competency

​​​​​​​​​​​Cultural and Linguistic Competency & Health Literacy

In 2005, the Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities received a five-year grant from the federal Office of Minority Health as part of the State Partnership Grant Program. The State Partnership Grant Program seeks to facilitate the improvement of minority health and elimination of health disparities. For more information on the State Partnership Grant Program and the state grantees, please visit
The Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities’ new grant initiative targets two areas: (1) diversifying matriculation from health professional schools; and (2) implementing a comprehensive evaluation program aiming to achieve system change in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to increase the focus by the state and local health departments on reducing health disparities.

The Workforce Diversity Initiative activities focus on: 

  • Developing partnerships with health professions schools

  • Collaborating on issues of recruitment; data collection and monitoring and cultural competency training

  • Developing and conducting on-going awareness campaign

  • Serving as a clearinghouse for national and state-based resources  

For questions relating to the Workforce Diversity Initiative at MHHD, or to alert us to other exciting news on Workforce Diversity please contact our office. ​


Office of Governor ​


Cultural Competency, Health Literacy, Language Services, and Workforce Diversity Resources


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