Cultural and Linguistic Competency Workgroup
Cultural and Linguistic
Maryland Health Disparities Collaborative
Objective: Improve cultural and linguistic competency
Make recommendations on the format of reporting for higher education institutions on their actions to address disparities.
Make recommendations to the Maryland Health Care Cost and Quality Council about different levels of cultural and linguistic competence that could factor into a reimbursement system and about how to support a continuing education system for cultural and linguistic competence.
Make recommendations to the Maryland Health Care Commission on how to evaluate the cultural and linguistic appropriateness of information provided by enrollees by health plans.
Chair: Dr. Ilana Mittman, Research Program Manager, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Center to Reduce Cancer Disparities
Vice-Chair: Dr. Malcolm Joseph III, Medical Director, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield