Date Developed: 2/6/2020. Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Presenter(s): Catalina Booth. Type: Webinar. Level: Intermediate. Length: 90 minutes.
The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS Standards) were developed as a tool to enforce Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This history positions the National CLAS Standards as an effective tool for advancing health equity and improving social justice. This webinar focuses on understanding the history of the CLAS Standards and learning how they can be used to advance health equity and social justice by improving access and effectiveness.
• Review the history of the National CLAS Standards and their relationship to the Civil Rights Act;
• Understand the relevance of civil rights law to behavioral health care practice;
• Learn how the CLAS Standards can be used to advance health equity and social justice;
• Discuss practical examples of how the CLAS Standards address disparities and improve health equity and social justice.