VA HEALTH CARE: Facilities Have Taken Action to Provide Language Access Services and Culturally Appropriate Care to a Diverse Veteran Population

Williamson, Randall B.
June 2008
GAO Reports;6/30/2008, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article reports that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health care facilities have initiated action to provide language access services and culturally appropriate care to the people. This step has been taken following the challenges faced by VA in bridging language and cultural barriers as it seeks to provide health services to a diverse population in terms of race, ethnicity and sex.


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