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National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS)

CLAS- The National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services - Video

The National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Standards (CLAS) are intended to advance health equity, improve quality and help eliminate health care disparities by establishing a blueprint individuals as well as health and health care organizations to implement culturally and linguistically appropriate services.  The enhanced Standards are a comprehensive series of guidelines that inform, guide and facilitate practices related to culturally and linguistically appropriate health services.

Enhanced National CLAS Standards

Enhanced CLAS Standards Fact Sheet

Enhanced CLAS Standards Blueprint

Office of Minority Health Recommendation (CLAS)

Online training on Cultural and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care (CLAS) Arizona Department of Health

Tool Kits   

New Mexico -ToolKit 

Arizona - Toolkit

The Early Childhood Research Institute on Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Serives C.L.A.S.

CLAS introduction video

   US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health CLAS 

Crosswalk: National CLAS Standards and The Joint Commission Hospital Requirements