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Tracking CLAS

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Tracking CLAS

This interactive map displays each state’s efforts to promote and provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) through legislation, policies, and/or practices.

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Hear from fellow CLAS champions about why culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) matter.

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"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything."


"Ensuring access to quality, affordable health care helps create the opportunity for all citizens to achieve the American dream. Despite advances in medicine and technology, disparities remain in our health care system for too many Americans, including racial and ethnic minorities."

President Barack Obama

"To eliminate disparities, we must know enough (research); do enough (deliver the outcomes); care enough (commitment); and persevere enough (do not get discouraged)."

David Satcher, MD, PhD, Director, Morehouse School of Medicine

"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver."