May is AAPI Heritage Month

May is AAPI Heritage Month
According to an April 2022 Press Release from the US Department of Health and Human Services:
  • ~24 million Asian Americans and 1.6 million Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders live in the U.S.
  • “The Asian American community is the fastest growing demographic group in the country, increasing by more than 35% over the last decade. Meanwhile, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are the third fastest growing population.”
  • Improving language access is emphasized
To meet the needs of clients who do not speak English, or have unique health literacy needs
Online Language and Health Literacy Resources for Clinicians
Health Literacy University Precautions Toolkit
by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
“To help primary care practices reduce the complexity of health care, increase patient understanding of health information, and enhance support for patients of all health literacy levels”
I Speak Form
by the U.S. Department of Commerce
to help determine what language a client speaks
Best Practices for Communicating Through an Interpreter
by Refugee Health
Health Information in Multiple Languages
by MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine
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