Language and Culture
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Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) StandardsThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health released the enhanced CLAS standards to systematically advance health equity and ensure the delivery of culturally respectful and linguistically responsive health care and services.There are 15 CLAS standards. They are intended to address cultural and linguistic considerations within three broad, inter-related themes: Governance, Leadership and Workforce; Communication and Language Assistance; and Engagement, Continuous Improvement, and Accountability.
The following resources have been developed to help you and your organization implement CLAS standards.
CLAS Toolkit is a practical tool developed by OHE specifically for Utah Department of Health and Local Health Department agencies and programs to inform CLAS implementation efforts.
Workforce Diversity Fact Sheet provides specific information about diversifying your workforce.
Translation and Interpretation Resources
Definition of translation vs interpretation.
- Translation is the written transfer of text information from one language to another.
- Interpretation is the verbal transfer of spoken information from one language to another.
Utah Language Data
is a report of the most common languages spoken in Utah created to help guide state, county and local public health and health care professionals plan and provide services for Limited English Proficient patients and clients.
Language Services Guides for Utah Public Health AgenciesIf you are a current Utah Department of Health employee, you may use this guide to find a current state of Utah language services contractor.
Translated Resources for Covered Entities
Know Your Rights
If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of your race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex or religion by a health care or human services provider (such as a hospital, nursing home, social service agency) or by a State or local government health or human services agency, you may file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). You may file a complaint for yourself or for someone else.