guide was developed by the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC)
in collaboration with a work group comprising experts on a
broad array of health issues for culturally diverse and underserved
populations. The NCCC thanks the work group for its inspiring, knowledgeable,
insightful, and caring input into the process.
National Work Group Members:
Mary’s Center for Maternal
and Child Care
Ray Michael Bridgewater
The Assemblies of Petworth
Instructor & Admissions Specialist
University of Medicine and Dentistry
of New Jersey
New Jersey Dental School
Assistant Director, Community
National Association of Community
Health Centers, Inc.
Kyu Rhee, M.D.
Unity Health Care, Inc.
Shadi Sahami, M.P.A./H.S.A.
The University of Utah
Social Research Institute
Salt Lake City, UT
Manager, Cultural Competency
Cross Cultural Health Care Program
Dinah Surh, M.P.H.
Lutheran Medical Center/Sunset Park
Family Health Center Network
Campesinos sin Fronteras
the Cultural Divide in Health Care Settings: The Essential Role of Cultural
Broker Programs reflects the contributions of the National Work Group
led by Toni Brathwaite-Fisher, BHPr Project Director, National Center for
Cultural Competence (NCCC), Georgetown University Center for Child and Human
Development. The guide was written collaboratively by Tawara Goode, Center
Director, Suganya Sockalingam, Associate Director, and Lisa
NCCC Consultant Writer. Additional contributions to the document were provided
by Clare Dunne, NCCC Research Associate, and Isabella
Lorenzo Hubert, NCCC Senior Policy Associate.
electronic version of the cultural broker guide was conducted in partnership
with the MCH Group at Georgetown University. Mindy
Nash, Web Developer, Aubrey
Patsika, Technical Intern, and John Richards, IT Director, created the Web