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CLAS Standards and Enabling Services in Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander Serving Health Centers

Resource Topic: Practice Transformation
Resource Subtopic: Enabling Services (ES), culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS), Programs and Services, Research and Data, Quality Improvement, Special and Vulnerable Populations,

Year Developed: 2017

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: Enabling Staff

Language: English

Developed by: Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (See other resources developed by this organization.)

Resource Summary: This report describes the culturally and linguistically appropriate standards (CLAS) and enabling services (ES) provided by staff at Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA&NHPI)-serving health centers. It details the ES staffing required to provide these services and how they impact health outcomes. The provision of enabling services ensures that medically underserved patients receive care that meets and exceeds the criteria set forth by the National Standard for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care.

Resource Details: This report provides a description of the enabling services (ES) landscape in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA&NHPI)-serving health centers based on the 2015 Uniform Data System (UDS) dataset. UDS is a standardized reporting system that provides consistent information about health centers. A better understanding of enabling services staffing and practices will allow health centers, as well as regional, state and national partners that support health centers, to assess current ES programming and its relationship to meeting national CLAS standards.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.