The intention of the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Standards (CLAS) in health care is to address the health needs of persons who, because of racial, ethnic, or linguistic reasons, experience unequal access to health services.
The 14 standards are structured by themes:
Culturally Competent Care (Standards 1-3),
Language Access Services (Standards 4-7), and;
Organizational Supports for Cultural Competence (Standards 8-14)
Office of Minority Health’s Recommended National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care -pdf
Office of Minority Health Recommendation (CLAS)
Online training on Cultural and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care (CLAS) NM Department of Health
The Early Childhood Research Institute on Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Serives C.L.A.S.