Clearinghouse Resource

Title

National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care

Authors/Editors

Office of Minority Health (OMH), Office of Public Health and Science, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Publisher(s)

Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Public Health and Science, Office of Minority Health (OMH)

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

March 2001

Description of Resource

The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (The National CLAS Standards) aim to improve health care quality and advance health equity by establishing a framework for organizations to serve the nation's increasingly diverse communities. The overall goal of these standards is to provide effective, equitable, understandable and respectful quality care and services that are responsive to diverse cultural health beliefs and practices, preferred languages, health literacy and other communication needs.

Languages

English

Availability

https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlid=53
http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/assets/pdf/checked/finalreport.pdf