The 2017 CPI Regional Trainings theme is “Cultural Competence,” a concept that must be considered at every step of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines cultural competence as the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures. The National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards are a set of fifteen action steps that aim to institutionalize principles of cultural competence in order to improve care quality, advance health equity, and reduce health disparities.
To prepare for the Regional Trainings, CPI developed four prerequisite webinars that provide details on the CLAS Standards.
The first webinar in the CLAS series provides an overview of culture, the cultural competence continuum, and guiding principles to achieve cultural proficiency.
This webinar introduces the CLAS Standards, describes the Standards’ purpose and objectives, and addresses the first Standard (Theme 1) and the Standards related to organizational leadership and governance (Theme 2).
This webinar describes CLAS Standards 5-8, and provides strategies for integrating communication and language cultural competence in all aspects of prevention and health care services.
The final webinar in the series covers the CLAS Standards related to accountability, needs assessment, evaluation, conflict resolution, and transparency.