Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Implementation for Behavioral Health Equity in Nursing Facilities

April 25, 2024

2 - 2:30 p.m. ET


Are you ready to overcome challenges in implementing CLAS standards for behavioral health in nursing facilities? Join us for a brief 30-minute training about practical strategies and resources needed to address these pressing issues. Discover how you can effectively integrate CLAS standards into your nursing facility practices to improve behavioral health outcomes and ensure equitable care for all.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to recognize the 15 action steps for providing CLAS standards.
  2. Participants will gain an awareness of practical ways to implement CLAS standards to enhance behavioral health equity.
  3. Participants will be able to identify resources to help improve CLAS implementation.

Speaker: Naisha A. Frye MA, MSPH

the center of excellence for behavioral health in nursing facilities (COE-NF)

Established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the COE-NF offers Certified Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Facility Staff a centralized resource hub with easy access to trainings, technical assistance and additional resources, at no cost.

What We Do

We help nursing facilities to improve the quality of life and care provided for residents who are experiencing a variety of behavioral health disorders, with a focus on Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD).

Who We Help

We provide direct technical assistance, evidence-based training, and resources that are appropriate for every member of your long-term care facility — from those providing day-to-day direct care, to clinical and administrative staff.