Language Access

Law, policy, and practice: resources and organizations addressing the needs of refugees with limited English skills and the impact of language barriers on refugee health issues.

  • Immigrant Health Care and Linguistic Access: Kaiser Commission
    Publications related to linguistic access in health care settings, including legal rights and responsibilities of health care and coverage providers, and how race, immigration status, and language affect insurance coverage and access to care. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • Language Access Resources
    Attention: Non-MDH links
    • National Health Law Library
      Browse the numerous folders for seminal documents related to language access.
    • Access Project
      Reports and publications on language services, including the Language Services Action Kit available in English and Spanish.
    • Hablamos Juntos
      Hablamos Juntos is a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation designed to improve communication between health care providers and Latino patients.
  • Limited English Proficiency
    Department of Health and Human Services resources on limited English proficiency, including Policy Guidance on the Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination As It Affects Persons with Limited English Proficiency. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • Program in Translation and Interpreting
    University of Minnesota academic program offering courses in interpreting and translation within a theoretical and practical framework. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • Upper Midwest Translators and Interpreters Association
    A chapter of the American Translators Association. UMTIA’s mission is to promote quality and professionalism in the field of translating and interpreting in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Attention: Non-MDH link

Updated Monday, August 11, 2014 at 07:36AM