Medical Language Services Project

Access Project/Third Sector New England

Boston, MA

The Access Project proposes to work in partnership with the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) on an effort to educate and inform hospitals, health care providers, immigrant and health advocates, and groups interested in expanding health care access of the availability of federal funds to defray the cost of providing language interpreters. Between June and December of 2002, TAP and NHeLP propose to develop an Language Services Action Kit for nationwide distribution and implement work in 2 to 4 states supporting provider/immigrant coalitions. These coalitions will work to educate opinion leaders and policy makers on the importance of providing language services and investigate the feasibility of implementing the federal reimbursement option for these services.


Amount Awarded: $20,000.00
Award Date: June 24, 2002
Time Frame: July 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002

EH Contact

Sue Fulton
+1 603-228-2448 ext. 312