DATE: Tuesday, September 20th, 2022
Registration closes 9/19/22
A patient with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) is one whose primary language for communication is not English. This includes the ability to read, write, or understand English in a limited capacity (e.g., a patient who is not fluent in English and/or has hearing or visual disabilities). After the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, disparities in health care access became even more apparent. As vaccines became publicly available, non-English speaking communities and individuals with LEP did not have access to the information on how to get vaccinated. Best practices to help patients with LEP gain access to quality health care vary. Providing free, accurate, and timely access to language assistance services (i.e., audio or written translation) are key for healthcare organizations to accommodate patients’ needs. This webinar explores the ways that community organizations and clinics have helped to bridge this gap by forming relationships with the populations they serve.
- Illustrate some of the barriers that non-English-speaking/LEP communities face to accessing health care services (i.e., having access to credible information, navigating misinformation, and health center requirements to provide language services).
- Understand the new challenges created by COVID-19 and their impact on the health challenges of patients with LEP and non-English speaking patients.
- Examine strategies for helping patients with LEP and non-English speaking patients to improve health literacy.
- Improve communication strategies and tools for LEP populations.
- Katie O’Malley, CPTD, Curriculum and Training Development Coordinator, National Center for Farmworker Health
- Yamilet Valladolid, MPH, Director of Government and Community Affairs, Golden Valley Health Centers
There are no fees for this training. This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,099,735 with 0% percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit?HRSA.gov.
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