Resources


A Blueprint for Advancing and Sustaining CLAS Policy and Practice

Implementation guide to implement the National CLAS Standards.


Cultural & Linguistic Competence (CLC) Resource Library for Eliminating Behavioral Health Disparities

Information and assessment tools to address behavioral health disparities and improve organizational cultural competence.


A System of Care Team Guide to Implementing Cultural and Linguistic Competence

Guide to assisting communities in developing and strengthening CLC initiatives in their local systems of care.


CLC Assessment Tool: Based on the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (CLAS Standards)

Tool to assess the cultural and linguistic competence of organizations and service providers in the behavioral health field.


Indiana Prevention Resource Center’s CLAS Standards Checklist/Assessment Tool

Example of an organization-created tool to self-assess adherence to the National CLAS Standards.


Culture Care Connection CLAS Assessment

Information on an organizational CLAS assessment available for a fee from Stratis Health.


CLAS Based Assessment

Information on an organizational CLAS assessment available for a fee from CM Elearning


CLAS Act Virginia Assessment Tools

List of CLAS organizational assessments compiled by the Virginia Department of Health


CLAS A-Z: A Practical Guide for Implementing the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care

How-to guide on implementing all 15 National CLAS Standards.


CDC Community Needs Assessment Guide

Guidance on conducting a community needs assessment.


Rotary International Community Assessment Tools

Instructions on community asset and needs assessment approaches


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health website

Information on Office of Minority Health activities, resources, policies, data, and cultural competency information.


Planning for Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Systems of Care

Checklist to assess CLC of organizations and systems of care.


National Center for Cultural Competence website

Information on NCCC resources, publications, initiatives, promising practices, and assessment tools.


Think Cultural Health website

Information and tools on National CLAS Standards.


The Health Literacy Environment of Hospitals and Health Centers

Guidance and tools to address various health literacy levels in client navigation, print communication, policies and procedures, oral exchange, and technology.


Language Assistance Toolkit

Toolkit that addresses culture and language in behavioral health care


Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services to Ethnic, Linguistic, and Culturally Diverse Populations

CLC guidelines from the American Psychological Association


National Equity Atlas website

Information on the National Equity Atlas, data summaries, equity indicators, reports, and tools to identify local demographics.


Advancing Health Equity in Texas Through Culturally Responsive Care

Online training on the CLAS Standards, available for CEUs in a variety of healthcare professions.

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