Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates provides keynote presentations, consultations, and training focused on clinical, administrative, research and educational issues related to cultural competence, transcultural health care, transcultural psychiatry and health care equity 

Our Model Of Service

"Paradoxically, cultural competemility is simultaneously both the process of becoming
and the process of being ."


The Process of Cultural Competemility in the Delivery of Healthcare Services proposes that cultural humility and cultural competence enter into a synergistic relationship, resulting in a combined effect that is greater than the sum of their separate effects.  This synergistic relationship is embodied in the term, “cultural competemility.”  The origin of cultural competemility is the deliberate blending of the terms cultural competence (compete) and cultural humility (mility) to create the coined term cultural competemility. Cultural competemility is defined as the synergistic process between cultural humility and cultural competence in which cultural humility permeates the five components of cultural competence: cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural skill, cultural desire, and cultural encounters.  Paradoxically, cultural competemility is simultaneously both the process of becoming and the process of being.  Healthcare professionals must engage in the process of becoming culturally competent while synchronously engaged in the process of being cultural humbleThe Process of Cultural Competemility in the Delivery of Healthcare Services model begins and ends with the unremitting seeking and experiencing of many cultural encounters. For more information about this model and its development, please click onto this (link).

What Does C.A.R.E. Stand For?

Clinical – We provide direct and indirect consultation regarding clients with health care and mental health issues related to their cultural and/or ethnic background.

Administrative – We provide agencies with consultation, training and presentations regarding such administrative issues as organizational cultural competence; recruitment and retention of minorities; health equity; diversity, equity and inclusion; social justice; and cultural diversity in the workforce.

Research – We provide consultation on research grants, demonstration projects, and proposals in the areas of cultural competency and the delivery of culturally responsive and equitable healthcare services and cultural competence in the health professions.

– We conduct workshops, seminars and presentations on various topics of cultural competence in health care and mental health, as well as provide in-service education to clinicians and other healthcare providers on cultural competence.