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A Patient Guide to Language Access

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations
Resource Subtopic: Enabling Services (ES), Patient-Centered Health Outcomes, Policy and Advocacy, Programs and Services, Special and Vulnerable Populations, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AA&NHPIs)

Resource Type: Toolkit

Primary Audience: Enabling Staff

Language: Chinese English Vietnamese

Developed by: Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
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Resource Summary: This toolkit describes the rights of patients to language access, questions to consider when determining an appropriate health care provider and health center, and resources for patient advocacy. The toolkit is available in multiple languages of English, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

Resource Details: This toolkit guides patient to help them get health care in their preferred language. It focuses on language access in health centers to allow people who are limited English proficient (LEP) or do not speak English at all to have full access to health care information and services.

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 $6,375,000 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.