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Prevention Activity 2A: CLAS Standards

To meet the activity outlined under prevention as:

Provide and assess the impact of culturally and linguistically appropriate education to improve family members’, caregivers’, and the public’s understanding of evidence-based treatments and prevention strategies for SUD/OUD

COP-RCORP has decided to ensure that all local consortia and our master consortium have developed plans to address meeting CLAS standards.COP-RCORP is taking a workgroup approach to meet this goal wherein designated members of each local consortia work independently on reviewing the standards and meet bi-weekly to develop a plan.

The 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 to:

Principal Standard

Provide effective, equitable, understandable, and respectful quality care and services that are responsive to diverse cultural health beliefs and practices, preferred languages, health literacy, and other communication needs.

14 other Standards related to:

Governance, Leadership and Workforce, Communication and Language Assistance, Engagement, Continuous Improvement, and Accountability

  • Prioritization Process
    A strategic planning process often results in the development of many objectives and strategies. Unfortunately, all planning groups must contend with limited resources (time, money, and personnel). For this reason, not every objective, strategy, or project can be given the same level of resources. In fact, some ideas may have to be shifted into a “parking lot” to address at another time. The bottom line is that all groups have resource constraints and must prioritize strategies and objectives before moving forward. This is why priority setting is essential when developing a strategic plan. In fact, one of the toughest tasks in strategic planning is building concurrence within the consortium and among stakeholders for setting priorities. This template will walk your group through thinking about the prioritization process in a purposeful and intentional manner. ​ Prioritization Process Template
  • HRSA RCORP-Planning Strategic Planning Guidance and Template
    This strategic planning guidance and template was created by JBS International for the HRSA RCORP-Planning Initiative. HRSA RCORP-P Strategic Planning Template – Created by JBS International
  • OhioMHAS Strategic Planning Templates
    ​Over the past ten years and across many projects, OhioMHAS has supported the development of strategic planning templates. These templates were created by and for members of Ohio’s behavioral health system of care. The process began with Ohio’s Strategic Prevention – State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) in 2009 and has continued across several initiatives such as Ohio’s Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) Initiative and Ohio’s Community Collective Impact Model for Change (CCIM4C) Initiative. For the HRSA RCORP-Planning Initiative, we have developed two templates to guide communities through a planning process that: (1) builds upon the strengths of the planning process developed in Ohio’s prevention system and (2) parallels the requirements set forth by HRSA. In the OhioMHAS-developed planning process, two documents comprise the strategic planning process: the strategic plan map and the strategy description form. These documents have been updated for the HRSA RCORP-Planning Initiative. ​ Strategic Plan Map Modified for the RCORP-Planning Initiative Strategy Description Form Modified for RCORP-Planning Initiative
  • Crosswalking the OhioMHAS Strategic Planning Templates and the HRSA RCORP-P Strategic Planning Template
    To demonstrate how the HRSA RCORP-P Initiative planning template and the OhioMHAS Strategic Planning Templates dovetail (and are both excellent tools to support strategic planning!), we have provided a crosswalk of these tools. ​ Crosswalk Attachments: ​ Webinar Slides Crosswalking the Ohio Strategic Planning Map with the JBS Template (6-26-2019) Ohio Strategic Plan Map Crosswalk to HRSA RCORP-P Initiative (6-26-2019)
  • Resources on Strategic Planning
    This webinar on existing resources for strategic planning was put together to walk anyone through the available resources specifically for strategic planning for the HRSA RCORP-Planning initiative. However, these resources may be helpful for anyone engaging in a strategic planning process. ​ Webinar slides Strategic Planning Resources quick-guide
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