INCREASING CULTURAL COMPETENCE IN HEALTH CARE:
AN OVERVIEW OF THE PATIENT ENGAGEMENT MODEL
This white paper serves to give an overview of the Patient Engagement Model, a three-stage strategy for boosting the communication effectiveness of medical professionals, making their jobs easier while simultaneously enhancing the quality of care for patients regardless of their specific cultural background.
THE FOUR-FACTOR ANALYSIS:
STARTING POINT FOR FEDERAL LANGUAGE ACCESS COMPLIANCE
This white paper provides organizations with a formula to help them determine the how, when, where, and to whom of federally required language assistance. The Four-Factor Analysis, developed by the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), is recognized by federal agencies as the fundamental first step in determining how to comply with Title VI’s language assistance mandates and provide LEP people with “meaningful access” to federally funded programs.
LANGUAGE ASSESSMENTS AND FEDERAL LAW
To ensure compliance with the legal requirement for “meaningful access” to federally subsidized services, such as health care, courts, education, and transportation, organizations must take steps to evaluate and assess the language skills of employees, contractors, and other staff who provide spoken language assistance.
NEW U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT GUIDELINES FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS WITH DISABLED PEOPLE
On January 31, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice published new guidelines on compliance with the “Effective Communications” requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).