Tag: limited English proficiency

Massachusetts General Hospital clinicians detail language access strategy amid COVID-19

A paper recently published in the American Journal of Medical Care is shedding light on the importance of providing language access services in the healthcare setting — even before a patient makes their appointment.

Study on cardiovascular disease links limited English proficiency with health disparity...

A new study recently published in JAMA Network Open suggests that limited English proficiency (LEP) could make individuals less likely to report their own cardiovascular diseases, likely due to the fact that these individuals are either undiagnosed or not well-educated about their disease and its symptoms.

UnitedHealthcare Awards United Language Group for Language Access

United Language Group, a language services provider (LSP) based in Minneapolis, received an award earlier this week from UnitedHealthcare’s Government Operations team for its...

70% of U.S. Residents Support Language Access Measures

The majority of the United States’ residents believe that the nation should do more to accommodate speakers of other languages, according to results from...

AMN Languages Services Reports on LEP in Healthcare

AMN Languages Services, the division of AMN Healthcare that provides medical interpretation services, recently conducted a survey documenting the diversity of languages used in...

New Mexico’s Language Access Services Best in U.S.

In its recently released Justice Index, the National Center for Access to Justice (NCAJ) named the state of New Mexico as the number one...

Addressing Language Barriers in the Healthcare System

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has certainly shed light on the language gap in the United States’ healthcare system — all too often, individuals with...