Understanding where you are with your language access program can help you know where you’re going.
Evolving language access beyond patient care Yamhill, Oregon – Yamhill Community Care has a mission: “Working together to improve the quality of life and health of Yamhill Community Care members by coordinating effective care.” YCCO goes beyond providing services, but focuses on preventative care and is shifting the culture to “well-care”, which catches risks before they become illness. They do […]
Parent-Teacher Conferences. If you work in a school with students who are from families with limited English abilities, this can be a stressful event even in a normal year. However, we’re not in a normal year. We’re in the middle of a pandemic which has impacted our schools in so many ways. So, we’ve been […]
Who knew how much could change in a year? With classrooms going remote throughout the country, educators are faced with having to figure out what may have been seen as impossible, like holding inclusive virtual back-to-school meetings. But, we are in a season of making the impossible, possible. Before scheduling a meeting for your diverse […]
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt
For speakers with limited English ability, it’s important to provide translated resources for COVID-19 in the native language spoken by the people you support. This virus is no joke. We’re in the middle of a pandemic. The best way to combat fear is to communicate, communicate, communicate. With that said, there is still a lot […]
This is a great time of year to develop a language access strategy for how to provide diversity equity and inclusion for the coming year. Too often, organizations are caught unprepared when a need arises for services from a person who has limited English abilities. Whether you work for a government agency, medical office, or […]
Can you have community engagement without a clear idea on who the people are in your community? Despite good efforts, I’ve recently read about examples in the news where community members were excluded due to cultural or language access limitations. Read these examples and tell me. . .what went wrong? Example #1: Teacher’s Strike in […]