Cultural Competence Advisory Board

The CCAB is comprised of BHRS management, line staff, contract agency providers, consumer advocates, consumers, community leaders, and an administrative aide to one of the County Board of Supervisors.

The purpose of the CCAB is to improve service delivery to various cultural groups by lifting up the voices of those who are directly impacted by the services BHRS provides. Additionally, the Board identifies barriers and challenges within BHRS’ system that prevents consumers and their families from adequately accessing needed mental health and substance use services. The board advocates for the rights of consumers and/or family members, when needed and appropriate, to ensure that consumers’ civil rights are respected and protected.

Objectives:

  • Examine, analyze, and make recommendations about promising and current behavioral health services and practices that are culturally sensitive, appropriate, and responsive to our diverse consumer community
  • Analyze data, review performance plans, and make recommendations to BHRS management
  • Ensure adequate representation from all underserved communities within Marin County
  • Rely on individual and collective expertise of its members to make informed decisions and recommendations
  • Available for community and staff input, utilizing members of the Board as liaisons to the entire stakeholder community
  • Work collaboratively to ensure that the interests of stakeholders are appropriately and effectively represented

Interested in participating or learning more? Contact Veronica Alcala at VAlcala@marincounty.org.