Today, many hospitals, doctor's offices and pharmacies have staff who speak Spanish fluently. And many websites for patients, such as AHRQ's and Healthfinder.gov, offer information in Spanish.
AHRQ and the Ad Council's new campaign support the federal Health and Human Services' Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in the United States. The plan aims to help all citizens reap the benefits of good medical information and timely care.
I'm Dr. Carolyn Clancy, and that's my opinion on how to navigate the health system.
Carolyn M. Clancy, a general internist and researcher, is an expert in engaging consumers in their health care. She is the director of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.