Cultivating Connections

LEP Guide Book

  • ENGLISH
  • SPANISH
  • SWAHILI
  • KINYARWANDA
  • UKRAINIAN
  • RUSSIAN

QUICK START GUIDE & RESOURCES

If you are a healthcare provider who is working to make your services accessible to people with limited English proficiency (LEP), there are several things you can do to impact the care of women and families.

We’ve provided downloadable forms and links to help with your Language Assessment Planning and connect with local resources.

RESOURCES

Lay Health Ambassadors Team

Women Empowering Women’s Lay Health Ambassadors serve the Dickinson area as a resource for both patients and healthcare partners. They disseminate and translate health information, help fill out forms, schedule and, if needed, attend appointments and interpret.

Southwestern District Health Unit’s Spanish Liaison, Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce’s Ukrainian Community Connector, and the Immigrant Development Center in Fargo further collaborate with the project.

They are fluent in Spanish, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Ukrainian, or Russian.

Project Partners and Ambassadors

Women Empowering Women
Alondra Lopez, Lay Health Ambassador – Spanish
Phone: 701-300-3066
Email: alopex2002@outlook.com

Monica Soto, Lay Health Ambassador – Spanish
Phone: 701-690-4249
Email: Monya.soto@hotmail.com

Immigrant Development Center
Jana Jenkins, Lay Health Ambassador – Swahili/Kinyarwanda
Phone: 630-649-4695
Email: jananwanda@gmail.com

Fowzia Adde, Executive Director
Phone: 701-541-9794
Email: fowziaimmigrant@gmail.com

SouthwesternDistrictHealth Unit
Nicole Rascon-Soto, Spanish Liaison
Phone: 701-483-0171
Email: rosconsoto@nd.gov

Sherry Adams, Executive Officer
Phone: 701-483-0171
Email: sladams@nd.gov

Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce
lulia Kravchuk, Ukrainian Community Connector – Russian/Ukranian
Phone: 701-225-5115
Email: office@dickinsonchamber.org

RESOURCE LINKS

Tele-Language Lines

Tele-language lines provide interpretation services on -demand over phone lines to healthcare providers or businesses.

HelloGlobo – Hippa Compliant
WWW.HELLOGLOBO.COM

Jeenie – Hippa Certified
WWW.GO.JEENIE.COM

Boost Lingo – Hippa Certified
BOOSTLINGO.COM

Language Line
LANGUAGELINE.COM

Local Partners

Connect Medical Clinic
CONNECTMEDICALCLINIC.COM

Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce DICKINSONCHAMBER.ORG

Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center (DVRCC)
DVRCCND.COM

Southwestern District Health Unit
SWDHU.NET

Vision West ND
VISIONWESTND.COM/CULTURALINCLUSION

Women Empowering Women (WEW) WEWNETWORK.ORG/LEP

Translated Health Materials

Medical conditions, treatments, and test information can be translated into a variety of languages for providers or patients.

WWW.HEALTHINFOTRANSLATIONS.ORG

Website Translation

Google Translate is available as code or plugins to automatically offer a variety of language translations on your website. GTranslate is a free plugin for websites built with WordPress.