Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Sinclair Community College- Mason Campus
5386 Courseview Drive
Mason, OH 45040

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Lauren Perry
Butler County Family & Children First Council

Implementing the Enhanced National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Service (CLAS) Standards 

OhioMHAS and the Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence (MACC) are partnering to provide trainings across Ohio focused on the implementation of strategies to promote health equity. Attendees will receive guidance on developing leadership capacity in health care organizations for promoting and sustaining CLAS. This training provides recommendations to health care (including behavioral health care) organizations for addressing language and other communication barriers to adequately meet the needs of people with limited English proficiency and provides a blueprint for establishing community engagement. Lastly, recommendations on conducting community assessments will be covered. See their website for more information. 

Participants will:

  • Understand the history of the CLAS Standards
  • Describe the imperatives for implementation of CLAS Standards
  • Examine possible strategies, resources, and tools for implementation
  • Evaluate agency effectiveness in providing culturally and linguistically competent care

Presenter: CORA MUNOZ. PhD, R.N recently retired as professor of nursing at Capital University. She holds a masters’ degree in nursing education from Columbia University in New York City  and a post masters’ study in psychiatric mental health nursing at Hunter College in New York City. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Ohio State University in Counselor Education. She has received numerous awards including a Fulbright Specialist Scholarship. She is a national and international speaker on health & culture and nursing and is an accomplished author of several articles on transcultural health and cultural competency. Dr. Munoz recently published a book entitled “Transcultural Communication in Nursing” and was a contributing author to the text “Determining nursing diagnosis through assessment”. She has been involved, both locally & nationally, in cultural competency curriculum development and grant writing.

CEUs: 2.75 hours pending 

Cost: Free!

Target Audience: Program Managers, Board Members, Administrators, Behavioral Health Care and Medical providers.