Cultural Competency / Ethnic / Language Services

Cultural Competency Committee

The Lassen County Department of Health and Social Services (HSS) has organized a Cultural Competency Committee, which we hope will better serve the Lassen County community, residents, businesses and county offices with cultural competency, beliefs, practices and, of course, language.

The Cultural Competency Committee is made up of community members and partnering agency staff which will work on completion of the required State Cultural Competence Plans, annual update to that plan, setting the training agenda for the year, assisting other providers with their cultural competence plans, and promoting culturally appropriate services throughout Lassen County.

This effort is accomplished through identification of some of our community provider training needs, recommending trainings, working on stigma reduction, focusing on underserved or inappropriately served populations of Lassen County (i.e. LGBTQ, Latinos, Veterans, older adult populations, Native Americans, ex-offenders and those living with a mental illness) as well as promotion of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards.

The purpose of the Cultural Competency Committee is to reduce and eliminate cultural disparity by improving access to culturally and linguistically sensitive competent mental health and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services.



The Goals of the Cultural Competency Committee are:

  Continuous assessment of service needs throughout the community.

  Development and implementation of strategies to reduce disparities.

  Training for professionals and community members.

  Stigma reduction and promotion of culturally appropriate services.

Contact Information: 

Contact Information

Lassen County Behavioral Health
555 Hospital Lane
96130 Susanville , CA
Substance Use Disorder Program
1400 Chestnut Street Suite A
96130 Susanville , CA
Mon - Fri:
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat - Sun:
Crisis Line: Toll free 24-Hour
(530) 251-8394