Demographic trends in Minnesota are changing. Numbers of foreign-born residents in Minnesota, including refugees from many different countries, are increasing, and the state is becoming more diverse. In order to fulfill its mission, MDH needs health messages to reach to all Minnesotans, which increasingly includes Limited English Proficient (LEP) communities. Improving LEP communications will ensure legal compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, increase responsiveness to health needs of immigrant populations, and work towards elimination of health disparities. In order to effectively communicate health messages to all Minnesotans, MDH needs to track and connect with ever-changing LEP populations in the state.
Professional paper for the fulfillment of the Master of Public Affairs
Mastrud, Heidi; Reser, Aaron; Fischbach, Martha.
Strategies for Improving Communications with limited English Proficient Populations in State Health.
Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
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