Category: Cultural Competency

Primary Competency Area

The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care Review
Nurse Reading to Mother and Daughter

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.

Health Disparity within The Transgender Community
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Course Objective

  • Identify appropriate terminology as it pertains to sexual identity / gender identification
  • Recognize key services and resources providers can utilize to assist trans community

Date: January 21, 2016

Reviewed June 30, 2020

Health Disparity within The Transgender Community
BGC Consulting

Individuals who identify as transgender are at greater risk of health disparity. Understanding that gender is not binary is vital to helping clients receive appropriate services. Helping those who do not subscribe to the gender binary and those who are questioning gender is an important consideration for public health professionals in order to provide affirmative services to an underserved population. This webinar will help providers grasp concepts of gender outside the binary, allow providers to identify key elements in helping the Trans population, and create understanding the diversity of the Trans community in receiving health and wellness services.

Region 2 Public Health Training Center