Training Resources

Coming soon: Health equity professional development video series and registration tool for state employees and local health departments

Health in 3-D: Understanding Diversity, Determinants and Disparities

Health in 3-D is a 28 minute video created for use as diversity or customer services training. It can be used by individuals or in groups like staff meetings or discussion groups. It features local Utahns as they share their health stories demonstrating how diversity, determinants and disparities are important to understand when serving the public.

Health in 3-D Training Tools

Using U-Train

For local and state health department employees and other authorized users, you can track this training using U-Train. You must visit U-Train after watching the video and complete the Post-Assessment to receive credit for the course. To get started, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to U-Train and log in or create an account. Click on the Course Catalog tab on the top of the screen. In the search box, enter the Course ID number: 1069914. The course will show up on the screen, click on it. On the next screen, which is the Course Details page, chick "Launch".
  2. The course will open as a video in a new window and will start automatically. Watch the video. When finished, close the window.
  3. Click the "Assessment" tab. A pop-up window will ask if you are ready to proceed to assessment. Click "OK" to proceed to the assessment.
  4. A multiple choice assessment will open. Answer all of the questions. To pass the assessment, you must answer 6 of the 10 questions correctly.
  5. Once you have completed the assessment, click the "Print Certificate" tab on the course details page. A Certificate of Completion will automatically download and an email will be sent to your email address verifying the results.

A Class about CLAS

A Class about CLAS is an introduction to the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards or CLAS Standards. If you've wondered how to personalize your program or practice to better reach your service area, this online training video has been created to help you provide the best services possible to your community. Use this helpful Discussion Guide to promote conversation about A Class About CLAS video and as an implementation guide.

CLAS Resources

The following resources have been developed to help you and your organization implement CLAS standards.

CLAS Toolkit is a practical tool developed by OHD 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.

CLAS Standards for Mental/Behavioral Health

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) have created a Behavioral Health Implementation Guide for CLAS. This Behavioral Health Guide underscores the ways in which the National CLAS Standards can improve access to mental and behavioral health care, promote quality programs and practice, and ultimately reduce persistent disparities in mental health and substance use treatment for underserved, minority populations and communities.

The OHD has also created the CLAS for Mental/Behavioral Health training tool to help mental/behavioral health providers in Utah implement CLAS Standards into their organizations and practices. This tool addresses six specific topics:

  • Introduction to CLAS
  • Demographics in Utah
  • Implementing CLAS in Mental/Behavioral Health Settings
  • How to Work with an Interpreter: Considerations for Providers
  • Interpreting in a Mental/Health Setting: Considerations for Interpreters
  • Additional Resources.

Accessing CLAS and other OHD training using UTrain

If you are a public health employee, you can take OHD training and print your certificates using UTrain. Follow these instructions.

For Me, For Us: Promoting healthy weight, access to health care and healthy births to diverse Utah communities

For Me, For Us is a community training video addressing access to health care, infant mortality, and obesity. Versions are designed for Utah's African American, Hispanic/Latino and Pacific Islander communities.Utah minority groups face unique health challenges. African American and Pacific Islander babies are significantly more likely to die before their first birthday than infants statewide. Hispanics are less likely to have access to needed medical care than any other racial/ethnic group. All three groups have higher obesity rates than the statewide population. These videos address these issues in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.The videos include tips like preparing healthier meals, taking care of your health during pregnancy and pregnancy spacing. They also remind viewers that everyone should get an annual checkup, even if they are feeling well because common diseases often have no symptoms.What makes this video special?
  • It was filmed in Salt Lake, Weber and Summit counties featuring local community members.
  • Health messages are targeted to Utah African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos and Pacific Islanders.
  • It is available in English, Spanish, Samoan and Tongan.
  • Topics include healthy eating, access to health care and healthy births, all health challenges facing minorities in Utah.
  • It was developed in partnership with local community-based organizations.

It Takes A Village: Giving Our Babies the Best Chance

It Takes a Village (ITAV): Giving our babies the best chance is a community education and engagement series specifically designed for Utah's Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities who are facing birth outcomes disparities. The ITAV project raises awareness and educates NHPI families and community members about maternal and infant health in the context of Pacific Islander cultural beliefs and practices.

The ITAV project consists of four in-person workshops facilitated by trained community members. The workshops content includes cultural concepts, videos, PowerPoint presentations, interactive activities, and assignments. The ultimate goal of the workshops is to motivate and support NHPI community members to become resources in their communities to address birth outcomes disparities. For more information visit the ITAV website.