This brief discusses the importance of integrating community based organizations (CBOs) into health care delivery systems. It describes the challenges facing hospitals, providers, and CBOs in assisting limited English proficient (LEP) individuals. It also provides a description of community health workers and their role in the healthcare delivery system and current funding models to support them. Finally, the brief presents recommendations for health care systems and providers to partner with and support CBOs to assist LEP individuals in utilizing health care services to improve their health.
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- Health Brief
- Affordable Care Act, Health benefits, Health Care, Health care access, Health coverage, Health policy, Health Policy, Health services, Immigrants, Language access, LEP, Limited English Proficient, Public health