Based in Minnesota, the Exchange is a partnership formed to exchange information and resources about health communication and to share multilingual health materials. The Exchange resources and information are open to everyone, but our online library of translated health materials and our forum are for members only. Below, find more information about how our members services work.
You can participate in the Exchange as a partner, a sponsored partner, a corporate affiliate, or as a guest.
Partners are health care related organizations that support the Exchange by joining for an annual fee, and have access to all materials in the Exchange online library of translated health materials. Our partners are:
Sponsored partners are organizations that are brought into membership under the sponsorship of a fee-paying partner organization and contribute multilingual materials. Sponsored partners include:
Corporate affiliates are organizations that support the Exchange financially, without voting participation in the Exchange's governance. Minnesota Medical Insurance Company is a corporate affiliate.
Guests are visiting the Exchange or considering membership. Guests can:
Partners and sponsored partners are non-profit organizations, agencies or companies that are directly involved in activities related to health care for non-English speaking patients. This may include:
Partners and sponsored partners can:
Affiliate organizations can network and exchange ideas through our list serve and meetings and can contribute materials to the Exchange database, but do not have voting membership in the Exchange. Applications for affiliate membership are considered on a case-by-case basis by the Exchange partners, as they are submitted. No endorsement of affiliate members' products or services is intended as a result of acceptance in the Exchange.
Annual partner membership from July 1 to June 30 is $2,750 for an organization. Affiliate support is $2,750 per year for an organization. For more information on membership, contact Coordinator Patricia Ohmans, or call Health Advocates, 651-757-5970.
A Note for Funders
The Exchange can seek and accept grant funding through its fiscal agent, HealthEast Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 organization.
Representatives of over a dozen Minnesota health care organizations have met since May, 2001, to discuss the issue of health education in languages other than English. Exchange partners evaluate and share materials, and work together to develop new multilingual materials.
Meetings are held quarterly. Guests are welcome, but should be registered. To attend a meeting, contact Patricia Ohmans at Health Advocates, 651-757-5970.
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