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Tracking CLAS

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Tracking CLAS

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

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In Your Words

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

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"Health equity is everybody’s work."

Dr. Anneta Arno, Health Department of Kansas City

"The greatest wealth is health."


"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."

Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

"Effective health communication is as important to health care as clinical skill."

HHS Health Resources and Services Administration

"Equitably-designed health systems improve the health of all populations by facilitating access to affordable, people-centered, and racially and culturally-competent comprehensive care."

Mary Lee, Deputy Director, PolicyLink