Health Law Enrollment Efforts For Asian Americans Face Challenges Of Language Diversity, Cultural Differences

Kaiser Health News staff writer Ankita Rao, working in collaboration with USA Today, reports: "But there is no easy prescription for reaching such a diverse group. Health care workers and advocates must consider dozens of languages and dialects — from Bengali to Tagalog — when communicating with the approximately 3 million Asian Americans who have trouble speaking and understanding English. In addition, their religions, cultures and socioeconomic status add complexity to the challenge of developing educational campaigns" (Rao, 11/24). Read the story.

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