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PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION

Health Info Services: WASCLA Tools for Health

The goals of the project are: 1) To create an online consumer toolkit which will contain resources and information for Washington State residents who have Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and for their advocates and the healthcare providers who work with them. The toolkit will create resources and share existing resources in English and Washington?s other commonly spoken languages. It will contain information about consumers? right, instructions on how to obtain language access, and the National Library of Medicine?s multilingual materials, including MedlinePlus. All web-based materials will be Section 508 compliant. 2) To increase the awareness of healthcare providers of their responsibilities to provide language access services for consumers with LEP, and offer education on how to provide these services.

Organization:
Washington State Coalition for Language Access
Department:
Not Applicable
Funded Dates: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 to Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Funding Amount: 
$5,000
Beneficiaries: 
Consumers - Patients & Families