Language Access Subcommittee

Mission: The HJN language access subcommittee believes language access is key to achieving quality and equitable health, especially for vulnerable & LEP Asian and Pacific Islander community members.   Our goal is to empower community members through education and advocacy around:

o       2010 Census – that all of our community members fully understand and participate in being counted so that resources are appropriately allocated to meet their needs.

o       State and Local Budget Cuts – that community members are informed about the impact on health and human services, and are engaged and mobilized to advocate for the maintenance and restoration of safety net programs.

o       Healthcare System – that community members are made aware of and empowered to exercise their rights to language assistance in taking ownership of their health.

o       Public Health and Human Service Agencies – to hold them accountable (e.g. ,DPSS, SSA, APS, LAUSD, etc.) in complying with their legal obligations to provide linguistically and culturally appropriate services.

For any questions about the language access subcommittee, please contact Scott Chan at schan@apalc.org

Advertisements

2 responses to “Language Access Subcommittee

  1. Pingback: HJN Health Disparity Update: Stomach Cancer « Health Justice Network

  2. Pingback: API Health Disparities: Colon Cancer « Health Justice Network

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s