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Enhancing Language Access: Assessing Bilingual Health Center Staff Competency

Year Developed: 2023

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: Enabling Staff
Secondary Audience: Outreach Staff

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Center for Farmworker Health (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) will address the critical need for health centers to properly assess the language competency and qualifications of their staff, as well as highlight the significance of having adequate bilingual staff, to address language barriers for diverse patient populations. By the end of this webinar, health center staff will recognize the importance of minimizing language barriers in healthcare and access tools to assess language competency, including NCFH’s upcoming tool, Assessing Bilingual Staff Competency Tool, to improve overall care and patient health outcomes. Presented on 12/13/2023.

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations, , , Population Health,

Resource Subtopic: Population Health.

Keywords: Agricultural Workers, Community Health Workers, Hispanic Americans/Latinos, Latinas.

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