WEBINAR | Fundamentals of the National CLAS Standards

Fundamentals of the National Standards for Culturally and LinguisticallyAppropriate Services in Health and Health CareWebinar: Fundamentals of the National CLASStandardsMarch 17, 20163:00 - 4:00 pm (ET)Featured Speaker: (Photo of J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE)J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCEDeputy Assistant Secretary for Minority HealthDirector, Office of Minority HealthU.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesRegister here:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1124444526228357633After registering, you will receive a confirmation emailcontaining information about joining the webinar.Please join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health for the first webinar in a series on the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (National CLAS Standards). Culturally and linguistically appropriate services means that services are respectful of and responsive to individual cultural health beliefs and practices, preferred languages, health literacy levels, and communication needs. Implementing culturally and linguistically appropriate services help individuals and organizations respond to the demographic changes in the U.S., reduce health disparities, improve the quality of services, meet legislative, regulatory, and accreditation mandates, gain a competitive edge in the market place, and decrease the likelihood of liability. The National CLAS Standards provide a blueprint for individuals and health and health care organizations to best serve our nation’s increasingly diverse communities through culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Attendees will learn about culturally and linguistically appropriate services and the National CLAS Standards. For additional resources on the National CLAS Standards, please visit: www.ThinkCulturalHealth.hhs.gov

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