Thursday, March 15, 2012

OHD Creates a New Language Identification Booklet

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Office of Health Disparities Reduction (OHD) has created a new Language Identification Booklet to help you identify what language a person may understand.  This booklet contains 35 of the most likely encountered languages spoken in Utah according to the latest Census Bureau American Community Survey (2007‐2009).

The intent of this Language Identification Booklet is to help clinics, hospitals and other agencies comply with federal Title VI regulations that require recipients of federal funding to “take reasonable steps to ensure meaningful access to the information, programs, and services recipients provide.”   Recipients of federal funding have flexibility in determining how to fulfill this obligation.  OHD has created this booklet to help agencies take the first step to offer language services and assistance to Limited English Proficient (LEP) persons.

Go to http://health.utah.gov/disparities/language/LanguageIDBook.pdf   for this free online resource.  It is in PDF format that you can download and print.

For more information about Title VI and Title VI regulations, visit: http://www.archives.gov/eeo/laws/title-vi.html

For a complete list of National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) visit:  http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlID=15
For a list of the most commonly spoken languages in Utah go to: http://www.health.utah.gov/disparities/data/UtahLanguagesSpokenatHome.pdf

1 comment:

  1. You should also reference www.LEP.gov as a source.

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