Nearly 68 million Americans – about 1 in 5 – speak a language other than English at home, and seven percent of Americans don't speak English.
At the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (FDA OMHHE), ensuring all people have access to important health information is essential to the work we do. Promoting language access is a vital part of the FDA OMHHE’s mission to promote and protect the health of diverse populations through research and communication of science that address health disparities.
The Language Access initiative is a part of OMHHE’s ongoing work to make health information available to everyone, including people with limited English proficiency. Through the initiative, OMHHE is also working to provide public health information in multiple languages to reach the diverse communities we serve.
We encourage individuals and organizations who serve diverse populations to download, print and share OMHHE and other FDA materials that provide information on numerous health conditions and topics.
OMHHE Minority Health and Health Equity Resources
Visit our resources page for health educational materials in multiple languages.
More Information about Language Access at FDA
- HHS Language Access Plan 2023
- FDA Language Access Plan, FY 2013 - 2015
- FDA Report - Ensuring Access to Adequate Information on Medical Products for All With a Special Focus on Underrepresented Subpopulations, Including Racial Subgroups, July 2013 (FDASIA 1138)