Public Justice Center-Lanuage Access Presentation

Eliminating language barriers to health care, public benefits, and the courts.

Justice for Breakfast discussion series

November 18, 2015 ~ 8:15 am

Discuss innovative strategies on social justice issues with the staff of the Public Justice Center.

Over 117 different languages are spoken in Maryland, and more than 340,000 Marylanders are limited English proficient (LEP), meaning that they may not speak, read, write, or understand English well enough to interact effectively with government agency workers,  courts,  hospitals, etc., without some kind of language assistance.

As part of recent work to address racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare outcomes, PJC has been working actively with partners through the Legal Aid Language Access Task Force and Governmental Access Workgroup, a public/private partnership to ensure that different agencies, businesses, and organizations understand their obligations when addressing the needs of LEP individuals and to develop plans to make sure these needs are met.

This work has also allowed us to identify additional barriers to accessing healthcare for immigrants and other New Americans, our aging citizens, and Deaf individuals as well. Join us to discuss efforts to date, some of the major accomplishments in language access developments in Maryland in the past two years and what is on the horizon.

Hosted by Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP
120 East Baltimore Street, Suite 1700
Baltimore, MD 21202

Reservations requested: [email protected] or (410) 400-6951

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About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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