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LANGUAGE ACCESS STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT MEETING
Mon, November 21, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
The Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Minority Health (FDA OMH) and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health (HHS OMH) are announcing a Stakeholder Engagement Meeting on Monday, November 21, 2016, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 505A, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC. We would like to invite Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) and Hispanic-serving organizations to a roundtable discussion on improving communications directed to individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP). We are not soliciting unanimous or consensus recommendations from this meeting, as we are interested in each organization’s distinct views.
Federal officials from HHS OMH and FDA OMH would like to engage in a dialogue with AANHPI- and Hispanic-serving organizations on improving practices in delivering effective and efficient information to LEP individuals. Topics to be explored during this meeting include consumer information needs; use of social media; and use of printed materials. We are also interested in your ideas on ways we can better engage LEP individuals.
Under Executive Order 13166, Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency, issued August 11, 2000, all federal agencies, including HHS, are required to ensure that their programs and services are accessible to individuals with LEP. FDA identified LEP as a critical area of focus for improving its communications in its response to Section 1138 of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012. This law requires HHS to inform and educate health care practitioners and patients on the benefits and risks of medical products, with a particular focus on underrepresented subpopulations, including racial subgroups.
If you are unable to attend in person, the meeting will be streamed live via Adobe Connect; however, attendance in person is highly encouraged to facilitate robust discussions. Organizations are requested to register all participants. Since we have a limited number of webcast connections, we are only able to provide one connection per location. Webcast participants will receive technical system requirements and connection instructions after Thursday, November 17.
If you need special accommodations due to disability, please contact Katherine Bravo, Public Health Advisor at email@example.com
** RSVP is required to attend the meeting; register by Wednesday, November 16, 2016.
**Room capacity is limited to the first 35 participants (please, only 2 representatives per organization).
Please, remember to bring a US issued ID on the day of the meeting; otherwise, you will not be allowed into the building. If you do not have a US issued ID; please contact Cariny or Katherine after registering for further instructions.
**Agenda for the meeting is forthcoming