Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Maternal Health Care

Learn how to improve your quality of care by understanding, respecting, and responding to a patient’s experiences, values, and beliefs.

Learning Objectives
After completing this continuing education activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe at least three ways that providing CLAS can improve quality of care
  2. Explain how a provider’s implicit bias and stereotyping can affect their patient interactions
  3. Describe the strategy of individuation
  4. Describe how to practice cultural competency and cultural humility

Goal/Statement of Need
This activity is designed to address the following core and team competencies: Patient Care, Practice-based Learning, Employ Evidenced-based Practice.

Target Audience
This activity was designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, certified nurse midwives, certified midwives, and other clinicians who practice maternal health care and are interested in advancing health equity, improving quality, and helping to eliminate disparities.

Access the CLAS series here