Adoption of the National CLAS Standards by State Mental Health Agencies: A Nationwide Policy Analysis.

  title={Adoption of the National CLAS Standards by State Mental Health Agencies: A Nationwide Policy Analysis.},
  author={Neil Krishan Aggarwal and Kryst Cede{\~n}o and Dolly A. John and Roberto Lewis‐Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  volume={68 8},
OBJECTIVE This study reports the extent to which states have adopted the national culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) standards. METHODS Officials from public mental health agencies in the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico were contacted between January and June 2016 to obtain information about adoption of CLAS standards in current policies. Each policy was coded through thematic analysis to determine its correspondence with any of the 14 national CLAS… 
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