Serving the Diverse Population of the United States with CLAS is the Best Way to Achieve Health Equity

 Health equity is the attainment of the highest level of health for all people1. Presently in the United States individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds face unequal access to health care due to factors outside their control such as socioeconomic status, language, and education level, among others2. These barriers have a negative impact on the health care outcomes of a growing segment of the population3.

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