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Introduction to the National Enhanced CLAS Standards: Understanding Disparities and Building Health Equity Part 2 (Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services)


This event is the second of a series of CLAS webinars presented in collaboration with the National Hispanic and Latino Center of Excellence. It 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. This session will focus on self-assessment. 



  • Identify self-assessments and introspection among providers as pivotal in culturally responsive services​
  • Define relevant terms related to culture, and culturally responsive services​
  • Discuss behavioral health bias​
  • Identify and address implicit bias






Haner Hernandez PhD, CPS, CADCII, LADCI

Haner 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. Hernández 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.



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Starts: Apr. 25, 2024 1:00 pm
Ends: Apr. 25, 2024 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
April 25, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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