The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (the National CLAS Standards) are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by providing a blueprint for individuals and health and health care organizations to implement culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Adoption of these Standards will help advance better health and health care in the United States.

MACC provides 1 hour, 3 hour or 6 hour full day training sessions on what the CLAS standards are and how they can be implemented. Please contact Simone Crawley at for more information.

Upcoming Webinars

Free online webinars are underway on the National Enhanced Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards. All webinars are two hours long. Each will cover a different theme of the CLAS Standards. These webinars are being provided by MACC under an agreement with OhioMHAS.

Click "Register Now" below to register for each individual session.

Webinar Dates:
May 25, 2017 -  9:00am-11:00am (Theme 1, Standards 2-4) - Register Now
June 1, 2017 -  1:00pm – 3:00pm (Theme 2, Standards 5-8) - Register Now
June 7, 2017 - 1:00pm-3:00pm (Theme 3, Standards 9-15) - Register Now

Training Synopsis: The speakers will provide participants with information regarding the organizational implementation of the National CLAS Standards. Each webinar session will focus on a different set of standards.



Scott A. Sylak is the Executive Director of the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas County..Since coming to the Board in 2010, he has focused his efforts on improving and expanding behavioral health services provided to Lucas County residents, including establishing systems-wide goals and program outcomes.

Robyn Taylor is the Assistant Director Health Equity at the Ohio Department of Health. She works within the Ohio Department of Health’s Office of Health Policy & Performance Improvement, which includes the Office of Health Equity, the Disability & Health Program, the Cultural Competency project, the State Health Assessment planning execution, the State Health Improvement Plan development process & the Public Health Accreditation Board efforts.

In 2016, MACC produced a brief webinar introduction to the CLAS Standards. The below webinar is a precursor to the second cohort of regional CLAS trainings presented by MACC.