With immigrants and refugees who do not speak English as their primary language, MLOV’s Health Program educates and organizes to improve equitable access to affordable, culturally and linguistically appropriate health-related information, services, and care.
The Health Justice program includes 3 major initiatives: the Nail Salon Project, the Rx Health Access Campaign, and Hospital and Clinic Training. Through this multi-pronged of organizing, advocacy, and education the Health Justice Program works toward fulfilling our overall program goals listed below.
1. Grow a base of engaged healthcare interpreters, providers, and administrators who are educated about language access.
2. Create a base of Limited English Proficient community members who are educated and actively utilizing health-related information and resources within their industries.
3. Build a core group of community members leading MLOV education, advocacy and organizing efforts to improve health and language access on a systemic level.
4. Establish MLOV as a catalyst for health and language access policy change in DC.