Category Archives: Language Access: Best Practices

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: How Healthcare Providers Meet Patient Language Needs

This issue brief from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services describes how health care providers are identifying and responding to the language needs of their patients who speak languages other than English, or are limited English proficient (LEP). The … Continue reading

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Improving Patient Safety Systems for Patients with Limited English Proficiency – A Guide for Hospitals

This guide, commissioned by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, describes how hospitals can improve patient safety by focusing on meeting the language assistance needs of their patients with limited English proficiency (LEP).  Research suggests that adverse events affect patients with … Continue reading

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Health Research and Education Trust: Diversity in Health Care

The Health Research and Education Trust of the American Hospital Association has published these six case studies describing how hospitals and health systems have implemented principles of diversity and inclusion at their health care organizations.  The health care organizations profiled … Continue reading

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Commission to End Health Care Disparities: Appropriate Use of Physician’s Non-English Language Skills in Clinical Care

The Commission to End Health Care Disparities has released this publication on the appropriateness of physicians using their language skills in languages other than English while providing clinical care to patients with limited English proficiency (LEP). The Commission comprises more … Continue reading

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What My Father Taught Me About Health and Health Care, About Life and Death

Three months ago, my father Andrew Shih Lun Bau passed away, peacefully, in his own home.  Next week, on Christmas Day, we would have celebrated his 93rd birthday. As someone who now seeks to improve both health and health care … Continue reading

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Health Affairs: Agenda for Fighting Disparities

The October 2011 issue of Health Affairs is focused on issues of health and health care disparities.  Here are the articles in the issue, supported by the Aetna Foundation: Susan Dentzer. A Nation At Risk For Wider Health Disparities. Health … Continue reading

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Migration Policy Institute: Communicating More For Less

This report from the Migration Policy Institute, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, provides an overview of how state and local governments are using interpretation and translation technologies to improve language access for their limited English proficient residents.  Without … Continue reading

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Resources to Advance Patient-Centeredness and Health Equity

I have compiled key publications and resources on some current topics in health care policy.  Below are descriptions of the key topic areas, which also can be accessed using the menu on the right side of this page. Health Care … Continue reading

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Presentation at California Pan-Ethnic Health Network Conference: Moving Health Care Towards Patient-Centeredness, Equity and Prevention

Plenary session presentation at California Pan-Ethnic Health Network “Building Quality and Equitable Health Care Systems” conference on June 8, 2010. Link to Original Source

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California Pan-Ethnic Health Network Conference: Resource Handout

Resources on patient-centeredness, equity and prevention from California Pan-Ethnic Health Network “Building Quality and Equitable Health Care Systems” conference June 7-9, 2010. Link to Original Source

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