Welcome to the New York State Psychiatric Institute-Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence (NYSPI-CECC) website. Through collaborations with national and local research advisors, community organizations, stakeholders and consumers, we develop innovative research initiatives to advance the knowledge and practices of culturally and linguistically competent mental health services for underserved culturally and ethnically diverse people with serious mental illness. Our overarching aim is to improve the quality and availability of these services throughout New York State.
This website has been created to share with you who we are, what we do, our publications, and presentations. It is also a window to find valuable resources on culturally competent care for various populations. We invite you to join us in our journey by searching through our website and sharing with us your ideas and hopes to improve the quality and availability of culturally competent mental health services for people with serious mental illness.