Recent Webinars

Medical-Legal Partnerships: How Lawyers Can Help Address the Social Determinants of Health

June 27, 2024 – 12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm

This webinar explains how healthcare professionals can tap into legal expertise to solve the social, environmental, and behavioral factors that impair health


Erika Kerber
President/Executive Director, Community Health Law Project

For a video of the webinar, click here

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Recent Conferences

Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers and Cultivating Cultural Competency with the Diverse Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing Community

April 26 & 27, 2021

The conference brought together professionals, consumers and advocates from the deaf and hearing communities in a collective dialogue to share lived experiences, information and resources as part of the National Minority Health Month.

For More Information About the Conference, Click Here.

To read more about other past network conferences, click here.

Learn more about Cultural and Linguistic Competency


What do we mean by cultural and linguistic competency? Unfortunately, there is no single, authoritative definition. Instead, cultural competency is open to multiple interpretations…

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Cultural competence is a developmental process that evolves over an extended period. Both individuals and organizations are at various levels of awareness, knowledge and skills along the cultural competence continuum.

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Linguistic Competency

What is Linguistic Competency? The capacity of an organization and its personnel to communicate effectively, and convey information in a manner that is easily understood by diverse audiences.

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Field of Practice Resources

Here you will find a selection of resources on cultural competency in specific fields of practice. These resources are intended to provide a broad overview and introduction to the topic.

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Learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


How should we define diversity, equity, and inclusion? There are many possibilities.
The Network gives you three to consider.

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Field of Practice Resources (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)

We have gathered for your information a selection of DEI resources arranged according to various fields of practice. These resources discuss research findings and best practices in specific fields.

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May the Force Continue to Be with Us
Robert C. Like, MD, MS, Chair, NJSNCC

Welcome to the New Jersey Statewide Network for Cultural Competence (NJSNCC) and our newly redesigned and expanded website! As of 2022, we are pleased to be collaborating as a program under the umbrella of SPAN (Statewide Parent Advocacy Network) who is our fiscal sponsor.

We hope that you will find our website to be the “go-to place” for learning about and sharing best and promising practices, cutting edge initiatives, ongoing activities, and available resources in the field of cultural and linguistic appropriate service (CLAS) delivery as well as diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). You will also be able to connect, network, and collaborate with other interested and dedicated colleagues who are working in this area.

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Articles of Interest

Biliteracy is Needed in New Jersey

This op-ed stresses the value of biliteracy and urges the State to encourage the preservation of the first languages of immigrant learners as an important asset for the future.

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Do Your D&I Efforts Include People with Disabilities

There are more than one billion people worldwide – around 15% of the population – living with a disability. As consumers, they represent a market the size of the United States, Brazil, Pakistan and Indonesia combined and a disposable income of more than $8 trillion....

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