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Introduction to the National Enhanced CLAS Standards: Understanding Disparities and Building Health Equity (Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services)







This training will explore the development of disparities in the US and their impacts on marginalized and racialized communities. Utilizing a social justice framework the participants will learn about building health equity, cultural humility, and community engagement. This training will center the Enhanced CLAS Standards, Cultural Self-Assessments and other tools designed to improve services and eliminate health disparities.



  • Define health equity and inclusion and its correlation to your work.
  • Identify how cultural, behavioral, and health system factors converge and contribute to unequal access and differential care. 





Haner Hernandez PhD, CPS, CADCII, LADCI is Puerto Rican, bilingual and has worked for over 36 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically intelligent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs.  He is a master trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health, Gambling prevention, intervention, and treatment and recovery support. Also, Dr. Hern├índez has over 3 decades of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field. Haner is a person in long-term recovery (36+ years) from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by participating in processes that build equity.  He has served as a consultant to a number of local and state health departments with a focus on disparities, building health equity, addiction treatment, and recovery supports.  He also consults with and teaches a number of trainings through the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Brown University and the National Latino and Hispanic Center of Excellence funded by SAMHSA.



Starts: Feb. 27, 2024 1:00 pm
Ends: Feb. 27, 2024 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
February 27, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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