Welcome to the Cultural Competency Section of our website.
New Cultural Competency Curriculum for Oral Health Professionals
The Office of Minority Health announces the release of the Cultural Competency Program for Oral Health Professionals (CCPOHP) , an e-learning program designed to better equip oral health professionals with the knowledge and skills to better serve diverse patient populations.
Click here to learn more about the National CLAS Standards and access The Blueprint with guidance and implementation strategies.
- The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care: A Blueprint for Advancing and Sustaining CLAS Policy and Practice (The Blueprint)
is an implementation guide to help you advance and sustain culturally and linguistically appropriate services within your organization. The Blueprint dedicates one chapter to each of the 15 Standards, with a review of the Standard's purpose, components, and strategies for implementation. In addition, each chapter provides a list of resources that offer additional information and guidance on that Standard.
- A Patient-Centered Guide to Implementing Language Access Services in Healthcare Organizations
This guide is intended to help healthcare organizations implement effective language access services to meet the needs of their limited-English-proficient patients, and increase their access to health care. An interactive Web-based version of the Guide is now available to help you plan, implement, and evaluate language access services.
- Cultural Competency Curriculum for Emergency Responders
This OMH e-learning program provides cultural-competency training for individuals who are called upon in disaster situations. The curriculum uses real-life scenarios throughout the four courses, in order to teach the main principles of cultural competency that can be used during times of disaster.
- Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring
This is a free online educational program designed specifically for nurses and is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The course features video-based case studies and interactive tools that can be completed anytime and anywhere to accommodate busy nurses.
- National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS)
The CLAS standards are primarily directed at health care organizations; however, individual providers are also encouraged to use the standards to make their practices more culturally and linguistically accessible. The principles and activities of culturally and linguistically appropriate services should be integrated throughout an organization and undertaken in partnership with the communities being served.
- A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care
The cultural competency curricula offers information about a variety of cultural, language services and organizational issues using a variety of engaging case studies and real feedback from providers in health care settings. This program equips physicians with awareness, knowledge, and skills to better treat the increasingly diverse U.S. population they serve and earn CME, CNE and CEU credit.
- OMH Introduces Language Services Guide for Healthcare Organizations
A Patient-Centered Guide to Implementing Language Access Services in Healthcare Organizations is now available from OMH. The guide is intended to help healthcare organizations implement effective language access services to meet the needs of their limited-English-proficient patients, and increase their access to health care.