Refugee Mental Health and Language Access

National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT), an Office of Refugee Resettlement mental health technical assistance provider, has posted recordings of their most recent webinars, Alternative Approaches to Refugee Mental Health and Language Access: Understand and Advocate for Your Client’s Interpretation Rights, on their website. Click here for more information
With five different subject matter experts highlighted, these presentations include examples of current promising practices, therapeutic techniques, and policies relevant to mental health interpretation rights. The information guide to the Language Access webinar is also now available. This supplemental tool provides pertinent details on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and Section 1557 of the ACA in a format that is easy to read and share.

World Health Organization links Health Literacy to Sustainable Development Goals

Participants in the 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion, November 2016, formally linked health literacy improvement to achievement of the U.N.’s 2030 development agenda and goals. They developed the “Shanghai Declaration on Promoting Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and highlight ways health literacy can empower people and drive equity.

To view the full declaration, visit the International Health Literacy section of the CDC website.