The Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards are guidelines that provide a framework for providers and organizations to understand and address cultural and linguistic barriers to health care delivery.
New Mexico Department of Health, Office of Border Health (OBH) works towards the improvement of the health status and health services in the New Mexico/Mexico Border Region and other border-impact areas of the State.
The New Mexico Department of Health, Health Equity Workgroup has created a comprehensive list of resources for the New Mexico Department of Health staff and community partners regarding language access and working with diverse and minority populations.
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Welcome to the New Mexico Department of Health Cultural Competence Information and Education Center
Through the Education Center,
the Office of Health Equity will provide resources that equip health
care providers to provide the best care possible to their diverse
population of patients and clients.
We are please to offer continuing education credit for these courses!
Participants who complete both CLAS I & CLAS II can earn 3 CPH Recertification credits approved by the National Board of Public Health Examiners and/or 3 CEUs approved by NASW-NM.
For more information, email Rosalie Nava at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 827-2572. For technical support with the course please contact Dr. Rose Hessmiller (505 228 8806) or email@example.com
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Welcome to CLAS I: Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards.
This is a two part CLAS Standards course designed to prepare health care professionals and health care agencies to:
- Address the cultural and linguistic barriers to health care delivery
- Increase access to health care for ethnic, racial and other minority populations
- Understand health risk factors and successful prevention/intervention strategies
- Provide implementation strategies to comply with the CLAS Standards
Welcome to CLAS II: Cultural Competence in Health Care.
This part covers
the role of culture in our daily lives and in our health, illness, and
our perception of both. After completing this training, you will have increased your skills and understanding of the following:
Importance of cultural competence
Valuing and respecting cultural differences
Interacting with people from different cultural backgrounds