Session 1 of Fostering our Health Equity Literacy: An Introduction: How the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards (CLAS) Can Elevate Our School Mental Health Equity Commitments
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2022
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. PT
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Session 1 of 3 in the "Fostering our Health Equity Literacy" training series (view series page for full details)
What are CLAS standards and why should we adapt them to school mental health contexts?
In our first session together, we will establish an understanding of how we can integrate CLAS into our school mental health programs to maximize our commitment to health equity. The CLAS Standards encompass a primary standard (“to 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”) and fourteen other standards categorized into three themes: 1) Governance, Leadership, and Workforce; 2) Communication and Language Assistance; and 3) Engagement, Continuous Improvement, and Accountability.
These standards provide broad goals for ensuring cultural and linguistic appropriateness within the health care delivery system. Rarely are they translated from public health systems into school mental health and education contexts...until now! Join us as we explore how culture and language influence the delivery of mental health services in school settings and communities.
Fostering our Health Equity Literacy
Exploring the CLAS Standards as a Blueprint for Education, Healthcare, and School Mental Health Systems Collaboration
Session 1: November 29, 2022
An Introduction: How the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards (CLAS) Can Elevate Our School Mental Health Equity Commitments
Session 2: December 6, 2022
A Deeper Dive into the CLAS Standards: Mapping Health Equity Literacy onto Our Education and School Mental Health Systems
Session 3: December 13, 2022
Implementation and Sustainability: A CLAS Standards Learning Lab