DCFS: Advancing Health Equity and Improving Cultural and Linguistic Competency in our Practices: SELF-PACED ONLINE

3 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2025

Please note: this is a multi-session training. Each module must be taken, in sequence, to get credit and certification for the completed course.


Pre-Test: Prior to the training, you will be directed to complete a pre-test.

Module 1: Cultural and Linguistic Competency

Focus on understanding what cultural and linguistic competency means and the difference between being culturally competent verses having cultural humility. Identifying what bias means, types of biases and knowing your own biases and how they can impact the work you do. Strategies for individuals and organizations and ways that they can improve cultural and linguistic competency in their practice.

Module 2: Health Inequity and Disparities

Participants will look at identifying what healthcare inequities and disparities mean, as well as what they look like in real world practice. Participants will also learn the difference between healthcare equality and equity and why this is important. Finally, the module will look at strategies for how individuals and organizations advance healthcare equity for all people.

Module 3: Cultural and Linguistic Appropriate Service Standards

Participants will learn about the 15 National Cultural and Linguistic Appropriate Service (CLAS) Standards. Participants will be provided each standard and examples of what that looks like in practice. There will be discussions around why CLAS is so important in healthcare. Finally, participants will identify ways they can embed CLAS standards into their individual and organizational practices.

Post-Test: Post-test must be passed with an 80% or higher in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Presented by: Beverly Burton, M.S.; Jana Borden, DCFS; Char Frost, NVPEP; Kendra Gipson NVPEP

Continuing Education Units: 5.5 CEUs total

This webinar is approved for CEUs by the following professional organizations:


  • National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)*
  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)

*CASAT has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6492. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CASAT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


  • Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug, & Gambling Counselors
  • Nevada State Board of Nursing
  • Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors
  • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers

Presentation materials are not for reproduction or distribution without specific written authorization. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in our courses are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of CASAT.


Date Mon, Jan 3 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Wed, Dec 31 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Wed, Nov 30 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Cut Off Date Wed, Dec 31 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Individual Price FREE
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