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Limited English Proficiency

Why Does It Matter to Have Credentialed Medical Interpreters? (Abstract Version)

Louis Provenzano | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

Co-authored by Eric Candle What is the current landscape of limited English proficiency in the United States? • According to the U.S. Census Bure...

Suffolk Police Failing Residents With Limited English, Need Meaningful Changes [VIDEO]

Ted Hesson | Posted 11.29.2011 | New York
Ted Hesson

Despite touting new translation tools and cursory Spanish-language trainings, Suffolk County police consistently deny basic services to residents with limited English proficiency.

Open Letter to Hospital Compliance Officers: Questions to Ask as Standards Enter Pilot Phase

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Louis Provenzano

New and revised Joint Commission requirements for language and interpretation standards took effect this month on a year-long pilot basis for healthca...

State of Oregon First to Adopt National Certification for Medical Interpreters

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters announced today that the State of Oregon has become the first state in the nation to offi...

Protections of Justice System Should Apply to Us All, Even Non-English Speakers

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

With more than 176 different languages and dialects spoken in the United States, we still have a long way to go to assure full support for all legal Limited English Proficiency defendants in court cases.

Hospitals Must Overcome Language Barriers to Save Lives, Cut Costs

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

More than 60 million people - about one in five legal U.S. residents - speak a language other than English at home, and it's not all Spanish, with mor...

Language Access and the Prevention of Medical Errors

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The case of Francisco Torres, a Spanish-speaking patient in Riverside, Cali., who had the wrong kidney removed during surgery, once again gives the me...