CE Credit

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).

Credit hours: 1.5 CE

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 Health Steps providers and other interested health-care 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.

Please note this module expires on 12/18/2017.

Accreditation Statement

Disclosures

The medical definitions in this module were obtained or adapted from the National CLAS Standards Blueprint, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2020 initiative.