The HHS Office of Minority Health will feature Director J. Nadine Gracia, MD in the first webinar in their National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care series, to be held online at noon PST on March 17, 2016, on “Fundamentals of the National CLAS Standards.”
Culturally and linguistically appropriate services – CLAS – means that services are respectful of and responsive to individual cultural health beliefs and practices, preferred languages, health literacy levels, and communication needs. Implementing CLAS helps individuals and organizations respond to demographic changes, reduce health disparities, improve quality, meet regulatory mandates, gain competitive advantage, and decrease liability. The National CLAS Standards provide a blueprint for individuals and healthcare organizations provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services to increasingly diverse communities.
See the following links for more information:
- To register for the March 17 “Fundamentals” webinar – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1124444526228357633
- The National CLAS Standards – https://www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/Content/clas.asp
- Additional resources on the Standards – https://www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/
- Other educational programs in Spanish and for Physicians, Nurses, and Crisis Response – https://www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/