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Language Services: How to plan for, implement, manage, and evaluate interpreter or language service programs in organizations.

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Improving Language Access: CHIPRA Provides Increased Funding For Language Services

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In February 2009 legislation was enacted that renewed CHIP through the end of 2013 and expanded its scope. This series of issue briefs examines the new provisions that were included in the reauthorization and how they will affect implementation.

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Improving Access to Health Care for Limited English Proficient Health Care Consumers: Options for Federal Funding for Language Assistance Services

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This brief identifies policy options for California that would allow the state, health plans, and providers to maximize federal funding for language access services. This brief also provides an in-depth analysis of how eight states have used federal funding to help implement language assistance services for Limited English Proficient (LEP) health care consumers.

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Ensuring Linguistic Access in Health Care Settings: An Overview of Current Legal Rights & Responsibilities

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This issue brief funded by the Kaiser Family Foundation focuses on the language access responsibilities of federal fund recipients pursuant to the federal civil rights laws.

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