Language Access Protections Are At Risk. Submit Your Comments!

Updated: Aug 9, 2019

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT COMMENTS – TUESDAY, AUGUST 13TH @ 5:00 PM

The administration is proposing to end major parts of the Health Care Rights Law, which protects people against discrimination in health care settings. People who do not speak English well, or at all, could now face barriers to seeing a doctor, receiving treatment, and even getting medicine.


Under a newly proposed rule by the Trump Administration, patients with limited English proficiency will not receive important information about how to receive help in their preferred language.


Use the link below to tell the Health and Human Services Director, Mr. Roger Severino, that discrimination has NO place in health care.

Calling On All Organizations!

Your organization's voice is a powerful tool for those that you represent and protect. This template below was drafted by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum and the National Health Law Program, with input from the Joint National Committee for Languages. Download the document from our Advocacy Resource folder:



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