Tag: language access

New Medical Interpreter Law Proposed

In the United States, there's already a federal law stating hospitals have to provide equal language access to limited English proficient (LEP) patients —...

Weekly Shorts | February 19, 2021

Facebook fixes translation error that called farmers "peasants" Facebook has removed its translation error from a recent covid-19 post on California governor Gavin Newsom's page,...

Boise government to up language access

The city of Boise, Idaho is currently looking to improve language access, according to local news site BoiseDev. Right now, the municipal government purchases...

New research on hospital interpreter use

The evidence that professional interpreters improve patient health is overwhelming — so why don't more American health care facilities provide interpreters? Two new studies...

Hospital adapts language plan after LEP deaths

Latino patients who don't speak English are 35 percent more likely to die from covid-19, Brigham and Women’s Hospital research suggests. Located in Boston,...