Good for You Connecticut! Bringing CLAS Standards to Life

New England Public Health Training Center is joining a meeting of committed public health and health care professionals on August 15 at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to learn about, and take video for future sharing of lessons learned, “Bringing the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards to Life.”


The day will be facilitated by Augusta Mueller, Community Benefit Manager, Yale New Haven Health Department.  Highlights of the day include keynote speaker, Mui Mui Hin-McCormick, Director of Programs and Services, Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling, who  will introduce the CLAS Framework, its importance for achieving Health Equity, and issues around organizational self-assessment.


A panel will discuss organizational innovations, progress, and challenges.  Panelists include:

  • Orlando Velazco, Director, Office of Health Equity, CT Department of Public Health
  • Maritza Bond, Director of Public Health & Social Services, City of Bridgeport
  • Thomas Krause, President & CEO, Southwest Community Health Center
  • Angela Frentress, Manager Language Services, Yale New Haven Hospital


Subscribers to the New England Public Health Center’s email list (in the footer of the website) will receive an email when the curated videos are posted on the, New England Public Health Center’s learning management system.


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