DACC Advisory Committee Meeting
The DACC Advisory Committee’s goal is to eliminate disparities and move towards health equity. To that end, the DACC Advisory Committee identified four objectives through a visioning process; which now serves as the actions that the Advisory Committee will take over the next five years. Those objectives include the following:
- Identify core quality Indicators to effectively track and monitor performance
- Develop a business case for cultural and linguistic competency
- Create a cultural and linguistic competence plan
- Identify best and promising practices based on lessons learned and develop a promising practice resource bank/learning community
The creation of DACC is one of four strategies identified in OhioMHAS’s strategic plan to address behavioral health disparities. The DACC Advisory Committee is composed of OhioMHAS program staff and external community members. OhioMHAS staff participants represent the department’s key organizational areas, including children services, recovery services, community support and more. External members represent community partner organizations that include the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Ohio, Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence, Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, Ohio Council of Behavioral Health and Family Services Providers, Ohio Commission on Minority Health, Ohio Asian American Health Coalition, Cleveland UMADAOP, representative designees, and other state/community agency partners.