Butte County Department of Behavioral Health values the rich diversity our organization and aspires always to demonstrate respect for the uniqueness of each individual’s beliefs, values, traditions, and behaviors. We encourage each contribution to the establishment of an open, inclusive environment that supports and empowers our employees.
Our commitment to diversity includes both the development of a diverse workforce and the delivery of culturally competent care to our clients. The first step to providing culturally competent care is to embrace our own diversity - to celebrate, enhance, and learn from it. Our diversity is also our strength.
Cultural Competency Survey
Feedback from consumers is integral in helping us identify areas where we excel and areas where we can enhance our services to better serve the communities unique needs. The survey will only take 15 minutes to complete, and responses will remain confidential. We encourage staff to share our consumer surveys with clients who may prefer to provide feedback in languages other than English. The links to these surveys are available in various languages to ensure inclusivity.
Your active participation will contribute significantly to our ongoing efforts to create a more culturally responsive and inclusive environment. The surveys will remain open until February 9th, 2024, and we sincerely appreciate your time and input.
Thank you for your dedication to the success of our department.
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of every month at 10 am. For more information on how you can attend meetings, you can email Butte County Cultural Competency.
Cultural Competency Plans
This plan was developed in collaboration with consumers, community members, and local stakeholders. The department uses the plan as a framework to pursue strategies to combat disparities in the current system of care. Butte County is committed to continuous progress on the scale toward cultural proficiency to guarantee the best outcomes for our community.
- 2021 to 2022 Cultural Competency Three-Year Plan (PDF)
- 2020 to 2021 Cultural Competency Plan Update (PDF)
- 2019 to 2020 Cultural Competency Plan Update (PDF)
- 2018 Cultural Competency Three-Year Plan (PDF) & Appendix (PDF)
Cultural Competency Trainings
The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee is dedicated to organizing and providing comprehensive trainings representing the diverse racial and ethnic populations in Butte County including Latinx, Hmong, Native American, and African American families; as well as socially and culturally diverse groups such as LGBTQI+, older adult, transitional aged youth, the homeless population, veterans and foster care youth. These trainings are open to the entire Butte County workforce, including contracted staff and other community providers.
For more information on these trainings, or if you would like to register, please email Butte County Cultural Competency.
Cultural Competency Coordinator
24 hours a day / 7 days a week
National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Chat online at:
Crisis Text Line
Text LISTEN to ‘741741’
Veterans Crisis Line
800.273.8255 (press 1)
Friendship Line (older adults)
Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+)
North Valley Talk Line
4:30 to 9:30pm / 7 days a week
3217 Cohasset Rd
Chico, CA 95973
Monday – Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm