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Health Literacy: Cultural Competency

Addressing Low Health Information Literacy

Culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) are respectful of and responsive to the health beliefs, practices, and needs of diverse patients.

By tailoring services to an individual's culture and language preference, health professionals can help bring about positive health outcomes for diverse populations. 

- US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health


Providing CLAS

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