Multicultural Services Advisory Committee (MSAC)
Mission StatementThe mission of the Multicultural Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) and the Division of Mental Health Services is to address issues of quality and quantity in mental health services and staffing, and to develop a recovery oriented service delivery system which promotes education and best practice strategies that are appropriate to the lifestyles, special needs and strengths of New Jersey's diverse minority and cultural groups. The MSAC, under the auspices of the Division of Mental Health Services, ensures that mental health services are culturally sensitive, culturally competent and accessible in a language understood by the consumers and families.
Vision StatementMSAC supports the consumer's journey to wellness and recovery through the provision of stigma-free mental health services that are culturally and linguistically competent. By partnering with mental health providers, consumers and their families in the planning, development and implementation of culturally and linguistically effective services, disparities and stigma that exist within New Jersey's mental health delivery system will be eliminated.
|To improve access to quality patient-centered services through the provision of culturally and linguistically competent services.
To ensure the availability of ongoing technical assistance, outreach and consultation on cultural and linguistic issues for provider agencies, consumers, staff and family members.
To integrate cultural/linguistic competence and expectations into all services and programs operated, funded and licensed by the Division of Mental Health Services.
To reduce, and ultimately eliminate, disparities in mental health and physical health for minority populations.
MSAC Publications and NewslettersMSAC Newsletter - July 2011
Meetings and LocationMeetings are scheduled for the 4th Friday of the month and are held at Quakerbridge Plaza, Building 6, 2nd Floor Library. For information, please contact Phfedrah.Adams@dhs.state.nj.us