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Advancing Health Equity at Every Point of Contact

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We will replace the e-learning program (Cultural Competency Program for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response) with an all-new program, Cultural Competency Program for Disaster and Emergency Management, on July 30, 2024. You will not be able to access the current e-learning program after July 29, 2024, so please complete any courses you wish to before that. After that date, the new e-learning program (Cultural Competency Program for Disaster and Emergency Management)  will be available to you with the opportunity to earn free continuing education credits. In addition, the current small group/facilitator option will be discontinued and will not be replaced.

What is CLAS in Nursing


Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Nursing

This interactive map displays each state’s efforts to promote and provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) through legislation, policies, and/or practices.

This free, accredited e-learning program is designed for nurses and nursing students seeking knowledge and skills related to cultural competency and cultural humility. This program will equip you to deliver the highest quality of care to everyone.


In Your Words

Hear from fellow CLAS champions about why culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) matter.

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"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Ensuring access to quality, affordable health care helps create the opportunity for all citizens to achieve the American dream. Despite advances in medicine and technology, disparities remain in our health care system for too many Americans, including racial and ethnic minorities."

President Barack Obama

"To eliminate disparities, we must know enough (research); do enough (deliver the outcomes); care enough (commitment); and persevere enough (do not get discouraged)."

David Satcher, MD, PhD, Director, Morehouse School of Medicine

"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver."


"One of the most sublime experiences we can ever have is to wake up feeling healthy after we have been sick."

Rabbi Harold Kushner