Tools from the CAPT: Increasing Cultural Competence to Reduce Behavioral Health Disparities

Comprises of 10 user-friendly fact sheets and worksheets to help practitioners develop and deliver substance misuse prevention interventions for members of diverse cultural groups. Specifically, these tools support practitioners in:  1) understanding the critical relationship between cultural competence, health disparities, and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework; 2) using primary data collection methods to identify local disparities; Identifying sub-populations in the community that are experiencing disparities; 3) applying the Enhanced National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards; and 4) creating an action plan to address health disparities at the local level.

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SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
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U.S. Department of Education

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