Welcome to the training on Advancing Health Equity in Texas through Culturally Responsive Care provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Office of Minority Health Statistics and Engagement (OMHSE) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Note about terminology: This module uses U.S. Census Bureau terms for racial and ethnic groups. These terms include White, Black, and Hispanic. Terms such as Anglo, African American, and Latino are used when they occur in direct quotes or research findings.
The goal of this module is to provide physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, counselors, therapists, psychologists, peer support specialists, community health workers, and other health-care professionals with practical guidance about how to advance equity in physical, mental, behavioral, and oral health by adopting and implementing the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care. In addition to addressing the health of patients and clients, the course addresses the disparities and risk factors in health-care systems.
Texas physicians, other health-care and mental health providers, and public health professionals.
Specific Learning Objectives
After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:
- Specify the contributing factors for health and health-care disparities and how they negatively affect health outcomes.
- Appraise the provider’s role in ensuring the integration of physical, mental, and oral health services in the delivery of culturally responsive care.
- Employ strategies for implementing the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care.
Please note this module expires on 6/22/2021.
This module was released on 6/22/2018.
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Culturally Effective Health Care
Promote effective communication and improve health outcomes for culturally diverse patients and their families. Includes guidelines for obtaining informed consent and using interpretation services in the medical home.
Promoting Adolescent Health
Adopt best practices for adolescent screening, including recommended schedules, effective communication and enhanced clinical procedures. Includes video examples of effective screening techniques.