The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care Review
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Course Objective

  • Explain why CLAS standards are vital for advancing health equity, improving quality, and helping to eliminate healthcare disparities;
  • Consider ways your organization could work with community stakeholders to ensure community needs and assets data is being collected and responded to appropriately;
  • Identify implementation strategies that your organization could use to integrate various CLAS standards into policy and practice;

Date: June 7, 2016

M. Carolyn Daniels, D.H.Sc, M.Ed.
Executive Director, Office of Minority and Multicultural Health
New Jersey Department of Health

This webinar covers a brief history of the Cultural and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards, the overview and importance of implementing CLAS, CLAS Standards, implementation strategies, the Title VI Civil Rights Act, and the relationship of Title VI to the CLAS Standards. CLAS is increasingly important as the communities we serve experience changes in demographics and increasing diversity, while health disparities and inequalities continue to plague the greater population. This webinar outlines the National CLAS Standards Blueprint, a condensed version of the full CLAS Standards that can be used as an implementation guide, created and released by the New Jersey Office of Minority Multicultural Health in 2014.

Region 2 Public Health Training Center