Cultural and Linguistic Competence (CLC)


It is the goal of the ME to become a culturally and linguistically proficient network, through the full implementation of The National Standards for Cultural and Linguistically Appropriate Services (the National CLAS Standards). The National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards in Health and Health Care are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by establishing a blueprint for health and behavioral health care. Network Providers will be implementing the CLC initiative through a continuous quality improvement plan or component in the existing agency wide continuous quality improvement plan that delineates participation in the CLC initiative.



CLC Resources


Nondiscrimination Statement


In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as well as other applicable local and state regulations, all SFBHN programs and services are available to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, or sexual orientation. If you feel that you have been subjected to some form of discrimination by South Florida Behavioral Health Network or any of its employees, volunteers, or providers, then please contact: Jessica Rodriguez, Contract Management Supervisor, at (305) 858-3335.