The relationship between health care providers and their patients is built on communication and trust. Without the ability to accurately and completely understand each other, misdiagnoses and incorrect treatments can result.
This is particularly true in New Jersey where more than 850,000 residents have limited English proficiency, and more than 120 languages are spoken. This cultural and language diversity makes New Jersey a dynamic and exciting place to live, but it can lead to barriers between health care workers, and patients and their families.
We welcome comments and suggestions what forms and languages to include, and how to improve this service.