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Issue Brief: The Impact of Language on Health Care Accessibility

Resource Topic: Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: Health Equity, Policy and Advocacy.

Keywords: Access to Care, Agricultural Workers, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AA&NHPIs), Communication, Transparency, and Outreach, Community Health Workers, Limited English Proficiency (LEP).

Year Developed: 2022

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Clinicians
Secondary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.)

Language(s): English

Developed by: Farmworker Justice (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This issue briefs informs service providers about policies and recommendations to promote language access for Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients.

Resource Details: The issue brief features challenges and recommendations shared by health centers that participated in listening sessions on language access co-facilitated by FJ and AAPCHO during Fall 2021.

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 $6,625,000 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