The Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health, has created a pair of toolkits to assist with the implementation of the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards throughout the state of Maryland.
The Toolkit for Health Care Delivery Organizations is aimed at assisting healthcare agencies such as hospitals, clinics, local health departments, and physician’s offices in implementing the CLAS standards in their organizations.
The Toolkit for Community-Based Organizations and Outreach Workers is aimed at helping community-based organizations and outreach workers to advocate for CLAS implementation for the clients they serve. The Toolkit also gives community-based organizations the information needed to implement CLAS in their own agencies.
Each toolkit contains an facilitation guide and the supporting resources needed to implement the CLAS standards in organizations, to teach others about CLAS implementation and to advocate for CLAS implementation in Maryland’s health and health care settings.
Population of focus: Health care workers in Maryland
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Organization: Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities