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Guidance on the National CLAS Standards

The Blueprint

The Blueprint is an implementation guide to help you advance and sustain culturally and linguistically appropriate services within your organization. It offers concise, practical information on how to use the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care at your organization.

The Blueprint dedicates one chapter to each of the 15 Standards, presenting the Standard's:

  • Purpose
  • Key components and concepts
  • Strategies for implementation
  • Additional resources for more information

The Blueprint also offers:

  • The case for the National CLAS Standards
  • Explanations of foundational concepts
  • Glossary of 75+ terms
  • 200+ Resources related to CLAS