For Medical Professionals

**Access Project Report: What a Difference an Interpreter Can Make

**American Medical Association’s Office Guide to Communicating with Limited English Proficiency Patients

Operational Issues – for hospitals considering use of interpretation and translation for LEP Patients

Study: Using Professionally Trained Interpreters to Increase Patient-Provider Satisfaction

International Medical Interpreters’ Association – Resources

Providing Language Services in Small Health Care Provider Settings: Examples from the Field


Spanish-English Dictionaries – Medical Dictionary, Tips, Word of the Day, Practice Dialogues, Online courses

US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Spanish-English Dictionary of Housing Terms

Standardized English-Spanish Legal Terms

Word Reference


Civil Rights and Legal Issues

Overview of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.

**Overview of Executive Order 13166 – “Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency”

Overview of Title I – Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged – ensures that all children (including those with Limited English Proficiency) have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education.

Federal Agency LEP Guidance and Language Access Plans –  Guidance and Tools for agencies in Education, Health and Human Services, Municipalities, Corrections and Courts, and more.

Office of Civil Rights for US Department of Health and Human Services –Explanation of compliance with civil rights and HIPAA laws for institutions who receive federal funding under HHS, form to file a discrimination complaint, etc.

Office of Civil Rights for US Department of Justice – Discusses compliance with civil rights laws and regulations for institutions that receive Federal assistance from the DOJ. Also provides form to file a discrimination complaint.