HHS Reaffirms Commitment Access to All Programs and Activities by LEP Persons Pledged
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to announce that it has published its 2013 Language Access Plan (HHS LAP) ensuring access to the Department’s programs and activities to people with limited English proficiency (LEP).
America’s population reflects diverse communications needs. Nearly 20 percent of the population (55 million people) speaks a language other than English at home, 63 percent of hospitals treat LEP patients daily or weekly and more than 15 languages are frequently encountered by at least 20 percent of hospitals.
To read more about the new Language Access Plan (HHS LAP), click the link below: