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Kansas City Cultural
Competency Initiative

Promoting health for the Kansas City metro area

The Kansas City Cultural Competency Initiative (KCCCI) aims to reduce health disparities by preparing organizations and their staff to meet the health needs of racially, ethnically and culturally diverse populations. The initiative focuses on organizational policies, practices and other infrastructural changes that can positively influence delivery of care.

Initial core support was provided by the REACH Healthcare Foundation. A partnership has grown to include the Jackson County Community Mental Health Fund, the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, the REACH Healthcare Foundation and the Shumaker Family Foundation; together they support the development of customized, cultural competency technical assistance to organizations and institutions in our metropolitan service area.

Current organizations include:

  • Cabot Westside Health Center
  • Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
  • Child Abuse Prevention Association
  • Children's Therapeutic Learning Center
  • Cornerstones of Care
  • El Centro, Inc.
  • Harvesters
  • Hope House
  • Jackson County Mental Health Levy Fund
  • Johnson County Mental Health Center
  • KidsTLC, Inc.
  • Mattie Rhodes
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault
  • Niles Home for Children
  • Operation Breakthrough, Inc.
  • Pathways Community Behavioral Healthcare
  • ReDiscover
  • ReStart, Inc.
  • Rose Brooks Center, Inc.
  • Spofford
  • The Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics
  • The Children's Place
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine

For more information about KCCCI, please contact us at 816.604.1537, or email

Last Modified: 1/8/14