Federal civil rights policy and mental health treatment access for persons with limited English proficiency.

@article{Snowden2007FederalCR,
  title={Federal civil rights policy and mental health treatment access for persons with limited English proficiency.},
  author={Lonnie R. Snowden and Mary C. Masland and Rachel Guerrero},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={109-17}
}
As noted in the supplement to the U.S. Surgeon General's report on mental health (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2001), overcoming language access barriers associated with limited English proficiency (LEP) should help to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in mental health care access and quality. Federal policy requires remedial action to overcome language barriers: Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Medicaid and other federally funded programs must provide… CONTINUE READING

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