The National Center for Community & Organizational Readiness (NCCOR), an entity established to work collaboratively with communities nationwide to improve the health and quality of life for under-served and multiethnic populations through capacity building assistance, training, and research efforts.


The mission of the National Center for Community & Organizational Readiness is to strengthen the ability of indigenous and ethnic communities to engage those living in the community to better manage their personal and community health. We dedicate ourselves to providing these communities with culturally appropriate best practices to improve their quality of life, and to become self-motivated, educated and active in reducing their risk for disease and trauma.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has” — Margaret Mead

Guiding Principles

  1. We respect the strength and culture of communities, families, and individuals and honor their ability to provide their own solutions to the challenges that they identify.
  2. We believe that our success lies in our ability to provide the highest quality of capacity building assistances that is based on the concepts of community readiness.
  3. We value listening to the voices of community people and responding to their diverse needs in providing resources and services.
  4. We strive to provide ethical and cost effective readiness methods that have been proven successful and culturally sound.