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National CLAS Standards in Action for Prevention

1:00pm - February 25, 2021 thru 4:00pm - February 25, 2021 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes PTTC
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The Great Lakes PTTC offers this training for prevention practitioners in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI.

February 25, 2021
1:00–4:00pm Central
2:00–5:00pm Eastern

The enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (National CLAS Standards) provide a blueprint for individuals and health and healthcare organizations to implement culturally and linguistically appropriate services. The CLAS Standards are intended to advance health equity, improve health and health care quality, and help eliminate health care disparities.

This 3-hour presentation will consist of two segments with a 15-minute break in in between. The extended webinar format will provide participants the opportunity to understand CLAS Standards in the context of addressing health disparity and cultural competency. Participants will explore opportunities for integrating the CLAS Standards into prevention efforts. Discussion will also cover how to link CLAS Standards to the Strategic Prevention Framework, and how to evaluate the impact of CLAS Standards.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the purpose of the CLAS Standards
  • Explain the relationship between CLAS standards and health disparities
  • List the 3 types of CLAS Standards
  • Describe strategies to recruit and support a diverse governance, leadership, and workforce
  • Describe keys for culturally competent implementation
  • List a strategy for keeping organizations accountable for addressing health disparities and cultural competency
  • Describe how to align CLAS Standards with the Strategic Prevention Framework



Carol OliverCarol Oliver is a nationally recognized leader and trainer in substance misuse prevention. She has expertise in evidence-based methods, stigma reduction, instructional design, and in-person and virtual learning. She specializes in developing systems to solve complex health-related problems and create effective behavioral health workforces.


Certificates of attendance will be available to participants who attend the training in full.