Resource: Interpreting in Refugee Mental Health Video Workbook
University of Minnesota
Provides comprehensive overview of the role of the interpreter in refugee mental health settings. Includes discussion topics, handouts, and guidelines for working with interpreters in mental health settings.
Resource: Healthcare.gov phone line for consumer assistance
U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
For information on how uninsured individuals and families can get health coverage, please call 1-800-318-2596 (which provides assistance in English and Spanish, as well as 150 other languages).
Resource: Interactive map of languages spoken in U.S.
U.S. Census Bureau
This interactive, online map pinpoints the wide array of languages spoken in homes across the nation, along with a detailed report on rates of English proficiency and the growing number of speakers of other languages.
Event: International Medical Interpreters Association Annual Symposia
Improving Language Access Quality: Preparing 21st Century Minority Language Medical Interpreters
September 6 – 8, 2013, Durham, NC
Resource: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
24-hour national hotline that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Lifeline supports languages spoken by refugees and other vulnerable populations. Interpretation services by phone are available at no cost to the caller.
Funding Opportunity: Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator Grants
U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Due June 7, 2013. Grant funding will support navigator programs in anticipation of the Affordable Care Act full implementation that starts in fall 2013.
Resource: Enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Downloadable blueprint that offers guidance and implementation strategies for the enhanced national CLAS standards.
Funding Opportunity: Navigators in Federally Facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces
U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Due June 7, 2013. Grants to eligible self-employed individuals and private and public entities applying to serve as Navigators in states with a Federally Facilitated or State Partnership Marketplace.
Resource: Language Portal: A Translation and Interpretation Digital Library
Migration Policy Institute
Hub for resources used to provide services to Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals that includes a Practitioners’ Corner and link to webinars.
Resource: Limited English Proficient Individuals in the United States, by County
Migration Policy Institute
Data tables show estimates of the number and share of Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals – and the main languages or language groups they speak – across counties in the United States and Puerto Rico.