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
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
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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.