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The Access Project and the National Health Law Program have developed a resource to help health care providers and others ensure people with limited English proficiency receive appropriate language assistance services in medical settings. The Language Services Action Kit is available for $25 and has information on obtaining federal funding for interpretation and other language services for patients covered by Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Federal laws require health care providers to offer language services such as interpretation and translation, yet these services can be expensive. In addition, the need for language services in the health care setting is on the rise because the number of people with limited English proficiency in the United States is growing. The materials can:
To order, go to: www.accessproject.org/projects.htm. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. An invoice will be enclosed with the kit. The price includes tax, shipping, and handling; and payment must be made by check or money order.