Many people who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing experience barriers to culturally and linguistically appropriate health care or communication access to health care. Therefore, health care and hearing health remains a special interest topic for MNCDHH, even though it is currently not a part of our strategic 5 year plan.
In order to ensure that all patients, regardless of hearing (and vision) status, receive communication access to their health care information, MNCDHH and community stakeholders have done the following:
- Made changes in public policy
- Increased financial support for accessible and culturally appropriate programs, such as Deaf Community Health Workers and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Mental Health program.
To learn the latest news that is happening in health care, visit MNCDHH News - Health Care and MNCDHH News - Hearing Aids.