English - Diversity
Rx is a clearinghouse of information about meeting
the health care needs of multicultural populations.
From the home page, you can find demographics, statistics,
and information on the importance of language and culture
in the health field. Most of the information is theoretical
background on the policy-making side of health care.
Topics covered include: cultural competency of health
care professionals, language and cultural barriers
to health care access, translation of written materials,
and legal rights. Excellent discussion about the
issues involved for developing interpretation resources. This
is a joint project of the following organizations--
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
Resources for Cross Cultural Health Care (RCCHC)
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation of Menlo
Culture, Health & Literacy
Most of the materials discussed in this guide are intended
for health care practitioners working with patients
with limited English literacy skills, or adult literacy
practitioners -particularly English for speakers
of other languages (ESOL) teachers-who want to incorporate
health topics into their curricula. But this guide
can be useful to anyone working with people from
different cultures or adults with limited literacy
skills. Developed by World Education in collaboration
with the National Institute for Literacy with a generous
grant from Metropolitan Life Foundation
Writing for Adults with LImited English Speaking
English - The
following guidelines are intended to help in preparing
written materials for adults with limited reading
skills. While not specific to Spanish-speaking audiences,
these guidelines will help you begin to write translation-friendly
Center for Farmworker Health, Inc.
Bilingual – Call
for Health toll Free Number—1/800-377-9968
Call for Health Program was created by NCFH for the
purpose of providing continuity of access to care,
and filling the gap in places where there are no Community/Migrant
Health Centers. It is a nationwide, toll-free, bilingual,
health information and referral service program for
farmworkers and their families. Call for Health helps
farmworker families and the health care providers who
serve them to find health services for both adults
and children, (immunizations, dental care, social services,
secondary health care and health education) as well
as access to CHIP and Medicaid. Call for Health assists
providers, who serve the farmworker population in accessing
health care services through information, referral
resources and financial aid. Call for Health also provides
financial assistance for health care as a last resort
and once all other local resources have been exhausted.
This financial assistance is made possible thanks to
the Call for Health Fund that accepts donations from
corporations and individuals that want to contribute
to improving our farmworkers' health status.
Central Kentucky Resources
Bluegrass Farmworker Health Clinic / Centro
de Salud de los Trabajadores del Campo
The Bluegrass Farmworker Health Center serves a primarily
migrant and seasonal farmworker population in an eight
county region in Central Kentucky. The migrant health
center's service area includes: Fayette, Scott, Bourbon,
Clark, Madison, Garrard, Jessamine, and Woodford Counties.
Spanish is the primary language of approximately 96%
of BFHC clients.
clinic has locations in Lexington, Richmond, and Versailles:
Toll free number: 877-257-2583/877-LA-SALUD Sliding
661-1393 ( Fridays only)
Tuesday -- 12:00- 7:00 PM
Monday 11:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Tuesday and Wednesday:
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Faith Pharmacy – in order to access this volunteer
service and receive free medications, patients must
be referred from specific sites and have completed
referral forms. Clients can have prescriptions filled
three times in three months and then should be enrolled
in a sponsored prescription assistance program. Written
Spanish instructions are available. Oral Spanish interpretation
Pharmacy is located at the corner of East 7th St. and
Elm Tree Lane in Lexington, KY, and is open Saturdays
from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
For information on Faith Pharmacy please call (859)
255-1074 during regular business hours Monday through
Pharmacy receives faxes 24 hours a day, 7days at week
at (859) 243-0887. Begin your FAX by pressing
*9. This number is also available for voice calls
during Saturday operating hours.
Faith Pharmacy is open Saturdays only, from 9:00 a.m.
to 12:00 p.m. (more
Patients must have a prescription, a referral sheet,
and a completed medical history form. (more
Narcotics or controlled substances are not available
at Faith Pharmacy. (more
Patients must not be on a prescription plan, or carry
health insurance. (more
Faith Pharmacy is a short term medical assistance program. (more
Local Health Departments: Non-Medicaid Funded
Public Health Services-
Immigrants, regardless of immigration status or date
of entry, are eligible to receive non-Medicaid funded
public health assistance including;
- Immunizations for children and adolescents.
- HIV/AIDS-related care and treatment including services
funded under the Ryan White Care Act.
- Tuberculosis screening, diagnosis, and treatment.
- Sexually transmitted disease screening, diagnosis,
- Testing and treatment of symptoms of other communicable
diseases even if the communicable origin is ruled out.