Stratus Video Topics: Health Literacy in the LEP Population
Low Health Literacy in the LEP Population
According to health.gov, health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Unfortunately, it is common for limited English proficiency (LEP) patients to have lower health literacy than their English speaking counterparts. This page contains resources surrounding health literacy rates among the LEP population, how to recognize when understanding is not taking place, and how providers and interpreters can communicate in a way that everyone will understand.
The presentation embedded here was given by Stratus Video Account Manager, Edgardo Garcia. Prior to joining the Stratus Video team, Edgardo served as a language access director at a major Children’s hospital and is well versed in the world of professional medical interpreting. The white paper linked below reiterates the material covered in Edgardo’s presentation.