This Request for Information (RFI) will help inform the State of Louisiana in its planning for the integration of a cultural and linguistic competency framework within the managerial and programmatic structure of the Department of Health Office of Behavioral Health (OBH). OBH is seeking a qualified individual or organization to provide assessment, technical assistance, training, and consultation for the development and implementation of a cultural and linguistic competency program. The intent of the RFI is to determine the interest and capabilities of an entity to provide the services outlined in this RFI.

DHH-OBH recognizes that cultural and linguistic competence is a goal to which it must strive, but that it is a developmental process, both individually and organizationally. The LDH-OBH cultural and linguistic competency priorities are to:
1. Promote an inclusive and respectful organizational culture that recognizes and values diversity.
2. Foster cultural and linguistic competency of agency staff.
3. Embed cultural and linguistic competency in policy development, contract and grant oversight, monitoring, and evaluation.
4. Develop organizational cultural and linguistic competency capacity and long-term sustainability.
5. Build management practices and policies that contribute to agency cultural and linguistic competence.
6. Support and promote cultural and linguistic competency initiatives throughout the agency and with partner organizations.