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Strategy 13: Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

Funding > Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

In developing grant applications from any funder, identify and highlight area of RFP that addresses diverse populations, cultural and linguistic competence, and/or inclusion. Focus on those sections of the application, using the opportunity to strengthen partnerships with and address needs of underserved communities.

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Strategy 15: Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

Funding > Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

Allocate core grant funding to diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts to support all projects, in recognition of this core topic.

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Strategy 16: Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

Funding > Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

Identify areas where progress can be made without additional funding, and take steps to make improvements in those areas. When relevant funding becomes available, a record of progress in this priority area will be helpful to include in an application.

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Strategy 17: Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

Funding > Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

Review existing budgets in every funded project; realign where needed to allocate funds for diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts in all projects.

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Strategy 18: Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

Funding > Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

Use targeted funding, endowments, unobligated funds to create needed positions.

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Strategy 19: Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

Funding > Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

Apply for minority pipeline grant opportunities.

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Strategy 14: Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

Funding > Create and utilize funding sources to support diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence efforts

In developing budgets for grant applications, dedicate resources for participation by people who may not be literate, communicate verbally, or speak English. Dedicate budget lines to verbal and nonverbal language support including linguistic, interpreter, transcription, translation services, speech-to-text and text-to speech services. Dedicate resources to pay community members for their meaningful participation as content experts given their life experiences.

Updated On 09/24/2018

Strategy 4: Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others)

Infrastructure > Create and promote a safe and inclusive environment in all settings (office, clinic, school, others).

Recognize that when engaging with others, the culture you bring is a collection of social constructs (process of socialization), attitudes, knowledge, behaviors and values of what cultural group(s) you grew up with and what you experienced throughout life. Recognize and acknowledge the inherent bias you bring, and value the different life experiences and perspectives of others.

Updated On 09/21/2018

Strategy 19: Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities

Infrastructure > Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities.

Implement a network-wide learning collaborative, action learning team, or community or practice as a forum for shared learning.

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Strategy 2: Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities

Infrastructure > Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities.

Be systematic and intentional in planning infrastructure to enhance efforts. Complete an organizational self-assessment to establish a baseline in diverse and inclusive efforts. Involve organizational members, boards/advisors, individuals and families receiving services, interpreters, and cultural brokers. This includes review of organizational policies and practices, finance and contracting functions, budget, governance, outreach, and engagement to identify how support for diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence is present in each area. Disseminate findings from organizational self-assessment and utilize those findings to guide change, involving staff and partners where greater support and impact is needed in each function. Check-in annually for progress and re-evaluate/re-adjust as needed.

Updated On 09/21/2018

Strategy 3: Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities

Infrastructure > Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities.

Ensure funds are budgeted for efforts related to diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence. This may include budgeted funds for cultural brokering, language translation, video captioning, American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, accessibility accommodations, child care, professional development, and more. Reduce other budget lines, particularly staff and faculty who can be covered by other leveraged funds, to create funding needed to support this effort. Where unanticipated program savings arise, utilize them for these efforts.

Updated On 09/21/2018

Strategy 4: Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities

Infrastructure > Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities.

Model and promote diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence as a priority for all levels of the organization. Communicate the importance of this topic to all staff, students, interns, grantees, volunteers, and federal and community partners.

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Strategy 5: Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities

Infrastructure > Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities.

Evaluate time and effort devoted to planning for initiatives in diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence versus implementing those initiatives. Ensure planning leads to action.

Updated On 09/21/2018

Strategy 6: Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities

Infrastructure > Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities.

Give publicity and attention to the positive effects of improving diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence. Share success stories internally- and also on the Toolkit website- for broader dissemination within the network.

Updated On 09/21/2018

Strategy 7: Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities

Infrastructure > Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities.

Develop a subcommittee of Board, Advisory Council, or other appropriate body with a focus on diversity, inclusion, resiliencies and disparities, and cultural and linguistic competence. Ensure meaningful participation of community members. Create safe spaces for communities and underrepresented groups to voice their concerns. Make sure colleagues are kept up to date on progress, so communication is open, silos are broken down, and staff have the ability to identify any areas of opportunity in their own work and partnerships. Quote: “We felt we needed more of an individual plan to address the needs we were seeing in our own clinics. We began a diversity task force that consisted of staff members from our UCCED, providers that provide direct patient care, an interpreter, family members, and members from our LEND program. We are beginning meetings to address needs in our department.” – Bethany Sloane, DPT, Assistant Professor, Institute on Development & Disability, Oregon Health & Science University

Updated On 09/21/2018

 
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