Training

CLAS Standards in Public Health and Health Care
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Course Objective

  • Understand how health disparities adversely affect neighborhoods, communities and the broader society
  • Recognize the role of CLAS Standards in providing a structure to implement culturally and linguistically appropriate services

Date: November 19, 2015

Presenter:
M. Carolyn Daniels, M.Ed., D.H.Sc.
Executive Director
NJ Office of Minority and Multicultural Health


The National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards in Health and Health Care are intended to advance health equity, improve quality and help eliminate health care disparities by establishing a blueprint for health and health care organizations. This presentation will introduce the national perspective and discuss New Jersey efforts in establishing a blueprint for health and health care. Health inequities result in disparities that directly affect the quality of life for all individuals. The presenter will discuss how health disparities adversely affect neighborhoods, communities and the broader society, thus making the issue not only an individual concern but also a public health concern. CLAS Standards provide a structure to implement culturally and linguistically appropriate services, enhancing New Jersey’s ability to improve on and address health care disparities.

Region 2 Public Health Training Center