Language Needs Assessment

Language Needs Assessment: Evaluating the need for interpreter and other language services in organizations and/or communities.

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2009 American Community Survey and Census Data on the Foreign Born by State

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The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year -- giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year.

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Language Services Performance Measures

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These language services measures were developed by the Speaking Together program at George Washington University. They address screening patients for preferred spoken and written language, interpreter productivity, timeliness of services, and receipt of necessary services. They are part of AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse.

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"I Speak" Language Identification Cards

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This document can be used to help identify the language of a non-English speaker. It uses a short phrases written in over 30 languages that a user can check to indicate the language they speak.

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Tips For Communicating Across Language Barriers

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This website provides tips that health care professionals can use to ensure that limited English proficiency (LEP) patients correctly understand all information given to them related to caring for themselves and others.

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Providing Oral Linguistic Services: A Guide for Managed Care Plans

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This online guide provides an overview of oral linguistic services and why Managed Care Organizations should provide oral linguistic services to members with limited English proficiency (LEP).

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In Any Language: Improving the Quality and Availability of Language Services in Hospitals

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This document is the final report of the Speaking Together: National Language Services Network program. It highlights the experiences of 10 participating hospitals and showcases some of the proven practices that were implemented to improve the language services these health care organizations provided.

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Health Care Language Services Implementation Guide

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This online guide is designed for health care organizations of all sizes to assist in the evolution of language access services (LAS). The guide lays out the basic steps for implementing LAS, and the process for carrying out each step is explained in detail and supplemented with links to resources and tips on alternative ways to complete the step.

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Addressing Language Access Issues in Your Practice: A Toolkit for Physicians and Their Staff Members

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This toolkit presents a systems approach to re-designing an office-based health care practice to provide high quality care and access to limited English proficiency (LEP) patients.

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