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Cehcd Lep White Paper

Cehcd Lep White Paper

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Commission to End Health Care Disparities
Promoting appropriate useof physicians’ non-Englishlanguage skills inclinical care
Recommendations for policymakers, organizationsand clinicians
| Promoting appropriate use o physicians’ non-English language skills in clinical care
 This paper was written under the direction o the Research and Data ResourceCommittee o the Commission to End Health Care Disparities. This paper was approved or publication by the Steering Committee o theCommission to End Health Care Disparities on Sept. 13, 2012. It should not beconstrued as a policy statement o the authors’ aliated institutions nor o theorganizations represented on the commission.
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Promoting Appropriate Use o Physicians’ Non-English Language Skills in Clinical Care
,” (the “white paper”) has been developed by the Commission to End HealthCare Disparities as an educational tool or use by clinicians, organizations, andpolicymakers. The white paper may not be used in any manner that violatesthe law (e.g., Title VI o the 1964 Civil Rights Law, 42 USC 2000d, and the TitleVI regulations against national origin discrimination), the U.S. Department o Health and Human Services “Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance RecipientsRegarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination AectingLimited English Procient Persons,” or the rights o any individual. The white paper,while copyrighted by American Medical Association (AMA), can be reproducedand distributed, without modication, or noncommercial purposes, e.g., use byclinicians in connection with their practices. The white paper is not intended to, and does not, convey legal advice. Users o thewhite paper should always consult their own legal counsel or other proessionaladvisors regarding the user’s own particular situation. The white paper is intended to assist clinicians, organizations, and policymakers inenhancing quality o care. The white paper does not create clinical guidelines orestablish a standard o medical care. The Commission to End Health Care Disparities, its member organizations, and theAMA shall have no liability whatsoever to a user or any third party resulting romuse or non-use o the contents o the white paper.© American Medical Association, 2013. All Rights Reserved.
Preerred citation:
Regenstein M, Andres E, Wynia MK, or the Commission toEnd Health Care Disparities. Promoting appropriate use o physicians’ non-Englishlanguage skills in clinical care: A white paper o the Commission to End HealthCare Disparities with recommendations or policymakers, organizationsand clinicians. American Medical Association, Chicago IL 2013.Availableonline.
Project team
Ellie Andres, MPH, DrPH-c
 Senior research associateDepartment o Health Policy,George Washington University
Lauren Maul, MA
Survey specialistMathematica Policy Research
Marsha Regenstein, PhD
 Proessor o health policyGeorge Washington University
Richard Wright, MD, MPH
 Wright Consulting
Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH
 Director, The Institute or EthicsAmerican Medical Association
Promoting appropriate use o physicians’ non-English language skills in clinical care
 The authors wish to acknowledge the members o the Research and Data Resource Committee o the Commission toEnd Health Care Disparities and the Steering Committee o the Commission (See Appendix II) or their comments onearlier versions o this white paper. Robert C. Like, MD, MS, deserves special thanks or his many helpul suggestions. The authors would also like to acknowledge Lisa Diamond, MD, who provided valuable input through the courseo this project and on an earlier version o this white paper. Lauren Maul, MS, ormerly with the American MedicalAssociation and now at Mathematica Policy Research also deserves special recognition or her contributions to thisproject. In addition, Tanya Lopez at the American Medical Association and Brenda Fowler at the National MedicalAssociation have been o great service as this project has evolved and progressed. Barney Cohen, JD, and CatherineYin provided legal review as well as other helpul insights. Finally, we would like to thank the Caliornia Endowment orits generous unding o this work.
About the Commission to End Health Care Disparities
In 2004 the Commission to End Health Care Disparities was created to ocus and coordinate the eforts o organizedmedicine to eliminate health care disparities. Today, the Commission comprises more than 70 state and specialtymedical societies and aligned organizations (Appendix I). It is led by a Secretariat o the American Medical Association(AMA), the National Medical Association (NMA) and the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA). Thecommission’s primary role is to support health proessionals and health proessional associations in their eforts toeliminate health care disparities. This is accomplished through: (1) proactively collaborating to increase awareness andeducation among health proessionals about health care disparities; (2) producing clinical tools and resources thatpromote the use o efective strategies to combat disparities in practice; and (3) coordinating advocacy to supportpolicy and action that will lead to the elimination o disparities in health care and thereby strengthen the health caresystem and our nation.

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