Cultural competence embraces the principles of equal access and non-discriminatory practices in service delivery. The CLCPA particularly concentrates on cultural competence of community health centers. The tool gives clear definitions and instructions. It aims to (1) improve health care access and utilization, (2) enhance the quality of services within culturally diverse and underserved communities, and (3) promote cultural and linguistic competence as essential approaches in the elimination of health disparities.
Building Culturally Competent Organizations is an online guide "providing practical, step-by-step guidance in community-building skills" regarding "cultural competence in a multicultural world." This guide is only one among the multiple ones available on the Community Tool Box website concerning many different aspects of communities/organizational management. While it is addressed to a large public, community leaders or aspiring ones will find the website particularly useful.