Using quality improvement techniques to improve the quality and availability of language services to patients with limited English proficiency

The Foundation's program, Speaking Together: National Language Services Network, was designed to support hospitals to improve the quality and availability of health care language services for patients with limited English proficiency.The purpose of this project is to begin planning for a set of language service collaboratives to engage both hospital and ambulatory sites in the Aligning Forces for Quality (AFQ) communities. The activities will include the investigation and development of new language services measures and implementation strategies that are relevant to a broader set of hospitals and community health centers. This work will also integrate with AFQ goals to improve provider quality, reporting and measurement.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $716,851.00

Awarded on: 5/20/2008

Time frame: 6/1/2008 - 7/31/2009

Grant Number: 55865


Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University

2121 K Street, N.W., Suite 200
Washington, 20002-4409


Marsha Regenstein
Project Director