Cultural & Linguistic Competency Tool Kit
A compilation of resources and information designed to help organizations address cultural and linguistic barriers.
Culture Tool: created by the Catholic Health System in Buffalo to increase knowledge about different cultural groups and languages, belief practices, nutritional preferences, communication awareness, as well as patient care/handling of death.
Glossary of Symptoms: Created by the Division of Communicable Disease Control providing a definition of common symptoms along with translation into 14 languages.
I Speak Cards: written by the United States Census Bureau in 38 different languages to help identify the language spoken by the client/patient.
- New Jersey Hospital Association Language Identification Guide
- Limited English Proficiency (LEP.gov) agency recommended Language Identification and I Speak cards
Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Tools
National Standards: The National CLAS Standards are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by establishing a blueprint for health and health care organizations
Data Collection Resources: List of Web-based resources available to obtain demographic information for creating community profiles.