CLAS Standards and Enabling Services in Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Serving Health Centers

This report provides a description of the enabling services (non-clinical services that aim to increase access to health care and improve health outcomes) landscape in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA&NHPI)-serving health centers based on the 2015 Uniform Data System (UDS) dataset. UDS is a standardized reporting system that provides consistent information about health centers. Because all health centers are required to submit a UDS report annually, this dataset contains the most up-to-date data from which to examine enabling services.

A better understanding of current enabling services staffing and practices will allow health centers, as well as regional, state and national partners that support health centers, to assess current enabling services programming and its relationship to meeting the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care standards.