CLAS Standards

New Standards Will Help Organizations Improve Quality of Care and Reduce Health Disparities

Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care—a blueprint to help organizations improve health care quality in serving our nation’s diverse communities.

CLAS Action

Minority nurses can play a crucial role in implementing the new federal standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in health care. So why are so many nurses still unaware that these standards exist?

How to Treat Your Patients With CLAS

Did you know that OMH has produced a Final Report on the standards in a handy paperback book format that makes an excellent desktop resource for nurses in clinical practice who want to help their health care institutions implement the CLAS guidelines?

Cultural Competence to Become Part of Hospital Accreditation Process

Cultural Competence to Become Part of Hospital Accreditation Process

The Joint Commission is working to develop the first-ever accreditation standards for the provision of culturally competent patient-centered care.

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