The Progressive Technology Project (PTP) has developed an ambitious set of programs to strengthen and meet the divergent needs of diverse grassroots community-led organizing groups using technology to advance their efforts. To that end, PTP developed an self-assessment tool that will help organizations think about what they do and how technology can support their work.
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.
Initially designed for Hispanic organizations, this organizational assessment tool can also be used by any other communities and any type of organizations. The online survey consists of 99 multiple-choice questions (approx. 30 minutes to complete). The results should help you determine the areas where improvement is needed in your organization, would it be leadership, structure (including governance, human resources, etc.), administration, programs' design, or resources management.