1. Understanding and Implementing the CLAS Standards
Welcome to the National Multicultural Center’s “Understanding and Implementing the CLAS Standards.” This is the first in a series of curricula that will cover a wide range of topics concerning the provision of culturally competent healthcare services to all individuals belonging to a diversity of ethnic, racial, and cultural groups.
The “Understanding and Implementing the CLAS Standards” contains 4 modules, designed to assist readers in becoming familiar with the details of the Office of Minority Health’s National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care: Final Report. Before reading each module, you will be offered a short pretraining assessment to give a baseline view of your beginning knowledge of the topics covered in that module. Then, at the end of the module, you will be able to take a post-training assessment to determine whether you have achieved the module’s learning objectives.
The modules are:
In 2012, the Office of Minority Health will issue an updated version of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care. This curriculum will provide revisions in light of the contents of the updated CLAS Standards.
Learning Objectives of the Overall Curriculum