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Office of Mental Health

Contact the Bureau of Cultural Competence

The Bureau of Cultural Competence integrates cultural competence through the following functions:

  • Conduct comprehensive trainings on the importance of infusing cultural and linguistic competence throughout agency policies and clinical practices.
  • Participate in agency workgroups and meetings to ensure cultural competence is implemented within program policies.
  • Monitor the advancement of research through the Centers of Excellence.
  • Provide technical assistance to OMH facilities as well as agencies licensed by OMH.
  • Facilitate quarterly meetings between the Office of Mental Health and the Multicultural Advisory Committee.

Mailing Address

New York State Office of Mental Health
Bureau of Cultural Competence
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, New York 12229

Main phone number: (518) 473-4548

Contact the Bureau of Cultural Competence
Matthew Canuteson, MA, Director, Bureau of Cultural Competence
Frances Priester, Community Relations/SMAC Coordinator
Matthew Bitten, Advocate Specialist 2
Darlene Ebron, Bureau Secretary

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the Bureau of Cultural Competence.