Tag Archives: Language Access

Assemblywoman Atkins Tries Again To Get Medical Interpretation Covered

By Megan Burks San Diego Assemblywoman Toni Atkins said she’s working with the Governor’s Office to include $15 million in the next state budget for medical interpretation. Gov. Jerry Brown, a fellow Democrat, has vetoed two bills on the issue and … Continue reading

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California Working to Bring Interpreters to Civil Courtrooms

By Megan Burks California state courts have long provided interpreters to people who are accused of a crime. But when it comes to civil cases where things like custody or restraining orders are decided, the need is not met. The … Continue reading

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Changes in Voting Process Could Benefit Non-English Speakers

By Jill Replogle Voting advocates hope several recent changes will encourage more of California’s non-English speaking citizens to vote this November. First, as of this year, legal permanent residents can sign up to be poll workers in California. Proponents of … Continue reading

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New Law Takes a Step Toward Culturally Competent Health Care

Residents protest a lack of available translation services outside UCSD Medical Center in July 2013. | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Megan Burks Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill co-written by a City Heights woman that will help the … Continue reading

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Covered California Drops Ball With Non-English Speakers, Report Says

By Kenny Goldberg The report from the non-profit Greenlining Institute says Covered California deserves praise for enrolling 1.4 million people in new health coverage. But the Institute’s Jordan Medina said the exchange’s website was primarily designed for people who speak … Continue reading

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Defensores de refugiados en San Diego solicitan más intérpretes médicos

Eric Le se dirige a los reporteros en el Ayuntamiento de San Diego para hablar acerca de la necesidad de tener más intérpretes médicos en el Condado de San Diego, 9 de junio de 2014. | Photo por Susan Murphy … Continue reading

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California Voter Registration Website Now Available In 10 Languages

By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh and Amita Sharma Click here for the full Midday Edition interview with Alliance San Diego Civic Engagement Director Chris Wilson and ACLU Voting Rights Project Director Lori Shellenberger. It might not be on the top … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Study Refutes Link Between Obesity and Food Deserts

By Megan Burks Study Says Eating Habits Aren’t Related to Grocery Store Access Using interviews with 100,000 Californians, researchers reported this week in the journal, “Preventing Chronic Disease,” that food deserts have little to do with obesity rates. Looking at … Continue reading

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