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Mesothelioma Center

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The Mesothelioma Center provides updated information abuot mesothelioma, a cancer that affects lung, abdominal cavity and heart. In addition, we provide free help for veterans to claim the benefits for asbestos exposure.

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Final Data Collection Standards for Race, Ethnicity, Primary Language, Sex, and Disability Status Required by Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Oct. 31, 2011, published the final standards for data collection on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status, as required by Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act (pdf).

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Language Access and the Law: Caring for the LEP Patient

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Language Access and the Law in Healthcare is the nation's first e-learning program on this critical topic. The course is designed to increase physicians' knowledge of the business, medical (quality/safety) and legal reasons for providing language access services to patients. In particular, it will teach clinicians how to:

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How to File a Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint with the Federal Office for Civil Rights

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This online fact sheet developed by Office for Civil Rights (OCR) provides information on how to file a Discrimination Complaint with the OCR.  The webpage includes information on what your complaint must include, how to file your complaint, and a list of addresses to send your complaint to. 

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The Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

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OMH programs address disease prevention, health promotion, risk reduction, healthier lifestyle choices, use of health care services, and barriers to health care.

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Ignatius Bau blogs from DiversityRx 2010

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For the first time, we asked conference attendees to submit blog postings about their experience. Our first correspondent was Ignatius Bau, who was also the first recipient of the DiversityRx 2010 National Champion for Health Equity and Quality award.

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Ensuring Linguistic Access in Health Care Settings: Legal Rights & Responsibilities

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This comprehensive manual (a revision of the 1998 original) shows advocates and providers how to overcome language barriers to obtain appropriate medical care for their clients. It outlines language access responsibilities under federal and state law, as well as in the private sector, and offers recommendations for addressing identified problems.

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