Advancing Health Equity in Texas through Culturally Responsive Care

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Welcome to the training on Advancing Health Equity in Texas through Culturally Responsive Care provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMH-HE).

Goal

The goal of this module is to provide physicians and other health-care professionals with practical guidance about how to advance health equity by adopting and implementing the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care.

Target Audience

Texas physicians and health-care and public health professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Specify an individual-level poor health outcome in Texas that correlates to health disparity.
  2. Given a case study, recommend the most appropriate action to provide culturally responsive care.
  3. Select one purpose of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care.
  4. Select one benefit to health-care providers and organizations of implementing CLAS standards.
  5. Specify the reason that providing equitable care is the basis by which CLAS standards operate.
  6. Given a case study, select one strategy that supports a diverse workforce.
  7. Determine two ways to provide communication and language assistance to patients and their families.
  8. Specify one way to provide patient-centered care with help from community resources.

This module includes a pre-test, post-test, and course evaluation. You must take the pre-test before beginning the course. After completing the course, you must take a post-test and score at least 75 percent to pass. After passing the post-test and completing the course evaluation, you will be able to print a certificate of completion.


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