culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD)

culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD)

Illustration of men and women speaking to each other in different languages.

Being Mindful of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Everyday Practice

A culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) patient is one who comes from a home environment where a language other than English is spoken and whose cultural values differ from mainstream culture. According to the Center of Immigration Studies, about one in five U.S. residents speak a language other than English at home (Camarota and Zeigler, 2015). 

Topic(s): culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD), CLD, health literacy