Evaluation of the National CLAS Standards

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Published in: Office of Minority Health website (2018)

Posted on RAND.org on June 30, 2020

by Malcolm V. Williams, Laurie T. Martin, Lois M. Davis, Linnea Warren May, Alice Kim

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) developed the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (National CLAS Standards) to provide meaningful and practical guidance on delivering culturally and linguistically appropriate services. To help address these questions, OMH commissioned RAND to develop a framework and toolkit to guide efforts to evaluate the National CLAS Standards across four settings: ambulatory care, behavioral health, hospitals, and public health.

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