Cultural Competence Resource Committee (CCRC) 

Cultural Competence Resource Committee (CCRC) - Meeting Calendar ~ 2021

FY20-21 Cultural Competency Plan

Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (KernBHRS) recognizes that community involvement is an essential component in the planning and implementation of culturally competent programs and services. The Cultural Competence Resource Committee (CCRC) was established to ensure that KernBHRS recognizes, respects, and addresses in its delivery of recovery-oriented services the unique needs, worth, thoughts, communication, actions, customs, beliefs, and values that reflect the consumer’s racial, ethnic, religious, social groups, or sexual orientation.


The CCRC also assists management with the continuous development of improved recovery oriented mental health and substance abuse services to our culturally diverse populations. Furthermore, the CCRC identifies and evaluates culturally competent trainings, monitors the implementation of the KernBHRS Cultural Competence Plan, and reviews policies and procedures involving cultural competence.


KernBHRS recognizes the need for continual recruitment for this committee and the challenges faced in doing so. Thus, a goal of the CCRC is to recruit members that represent the community at large including cultural brokers, consumers, family members, staff, contractors, and interested community volunteers. The CCRC strives to incorporate within the committee, individuals with cultural competence expertise, and to reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of the population of Kern County.


The CCRC holds ongoing meetings every third Thursday of the month. To be notified of upcoming meetings or cultural competence projects please contact Dr. Joy Quiton-Buaya, Cultural Competence/Ethnic Services Manager, at 661-868-7852 or, or with any questions or feedback that you may have related to cultural competence. 


The attached link has information on the current Committee Member Description form.