Step 1 is a good time to find out how your group is currently functioning in regard to cultural competence. The following questions can help you assess your group’s strengths and weaknesses in this area:30
- Does your community assessment include information about the major cultural groups in your community?
- Do members of diverse group(s) assist in the analysis and interpretation of your data?
- Does your organization or coalition engage all sectors of the community in community-wide prevention efforts?
- Are all groups adequately represented or “at the table”?
- Do your organizational plans incorporate cultural competence concepts?
More information on cultural competence is available here.