BOCA-CLAS (Building Organizational Capacity to Adopt Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Service Standards)

AC-SE MI is the leading health research and service organization in the Asian American community in Michigan. Through the years, we have worked with many Asian ethnic organizations at the forefront of health and healthcare matters. Cultural and linguistic excellence has always been our trademark for any work performed. It has been our strength to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services to our communities. Therefore, it is very natural for us to ensure that all programs follow Federal guidelines, and ensure that all our partners practice in the same manner. For us to lead this effort in the Asian American community needed no extra effort as we literally practice these rules every day.

During the campaign of the CLAS program, periodic meetings were set up to study and review principles and guidelines of the government requirements. By default, we had to practice according to these principles, which were easily accepted and imbedded into our practice. All trainings offered by the State were well attended.