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Competence Guides for Managed Care Plans - Centers
for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - information for
managed care health organizations on developing a language
services plan to meet the needs of customers, including
assessing cultural competency (Although the field is health
care, the information has value to any recipient who is
interested in finding out more about meeting the language
needs of customers.
Federal Sources of Assistance to Federally Assisted Programs or Activities -- Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Coordination and Review Section
Access information on federal funding sources and a chart which lists 30 federal agencies
that provide federal financial assistance and the types of entities they fund. Community
organizations and individuals served by federally funded entities can use the chart to
determine where complaints of discrimination can be filed.
Language Services Schedule -- Federal Supply Schedule for Language
State and local governments are not authorized users of the Language Services
Federal Supply Schedule; however contractors may extend the same rates
to state and local governments for independent ordering. Contact schedule
contractors directly for more information.
Speak" Language Identification Flashcard (PDF)
From the Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census,
the "I Speak" Language Identification Flashcard is written
in 38 languages and can be used to identify the language
spoken by an individual accessing services provided by
federally assisted programs or activities.
General -- Contains links to national and international translator and interpreter associations and linguistics and language organizations. Many of these sites contain information on accessing translation and interpretation services throughout the country and provide referrals.
Legal -- Contains links to national, state, and regional court interpreter and translator associations and services.
Medical -- Contains links to national, state, and regional medical interpreter and translator associations and services.
Regional -- Contains links to interpreter and translator associations located in different regions of the country. Many of these links contain referral services, resource information on working with interpreters and translators, and directories of language services.
State -- Contains links to interpreter and translator associations and services located in different states. Many of these links contain referral and resource information. Medical and court interpreter and translator associations are also included in this list.