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Prevention Activity 2A: CLAS Standards

To meet the activity outlined under prevention as:

Provide and assess the impact of culturally and linguistically appropriate education to improve family members’, caregivers’, and the public’s understanding of evidence-based treatments and prevention strategies for SUD/OUD

COP-RCORP has decided to ensure that all local consortia and our master consortium have developed plans to address meeting CLAS standards.COP-RCORP is taking a workgroup approach to meet this goal wherein designated members of each local consortia work independently on reviewing the standards and meet bi-weekly to develop a plan.

The CLAS standards are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by establishing a blueprint for health and health care organizations to:

Principal Standard

Provide effective, equitable, understandable, and respectful quality care and services that are responsive to diverse cultural health beliefs and practices, preferred languages, health literacy, and other communication needs.

14 other Standards related to:

Governance, Leadership and Workforce, Communication and Language Assistance, Engagement, Continuous Improvement, and Accountability

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