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Health equity exists when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible regardless of race, gender, geography or social economic status. Hospitals can play a unique role in population health by incorporating equity standards into their strategic improvement goals. Please note: on some web browsers, document links may automatically download to your computer rather than open up on your screen.

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An Implementation Checklist for the National CLAS Standards with a CLAS Action Worksheet and CLAS Testimonials
QIN-QIOs will help providers develop a CLAS implementation action plan using the "An Implementation Checklist for the National CLAS Standards" checklist, developed by the U.S. Health and Human Services department.See pages 4-8.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 10/13/2022    Date Last Modified: Oct 13 2022 12:29PM  
A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care
his self-directed training course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. With growing concerns about racial and ethnic disparities in health and about the need for health care systems to accommodate increasingly diverse patient populations, cultural competence is a matter of national concern. This e-learning program will equip health care providers with competencies that will enable them to better treat the increasingly diverse U.S. population.
Web link    Date Added: 10/13/2022    Date Last Modified: Oct 13 2022 12:39PM  
CMS Office of Minority Health
The CMS Office of Minority Health offers a comprehensive source of information on eliminating health disparities and improving the health of all minority populations, like racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, individuals with limited English proficiency, and rural populations.
Web link    Date Added: 06/10/2022    Date Last Modified: Oct 13 2022 2:25PM  
A Practical Guide to Implementing the National CLAS Standards
This toolkit can enable organizations to implement the National CLAS Standards and improve health equity.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/06/2022    Date Last Modified: Oct 13 2022 1:40PM  
Think Cultural Health
This website, from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, promotes education, continuing education opportunities, and resources to learn about culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS).
Web link    Date Added: 06/06/2022    Date Last Modified: Oct 13 2022 9:34AM