The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Minority Health (OMH) is announcing a Stakeholder Engagement Meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, at the Humphrey Building Room 505A in Washington, DC. FDA OMH is reaching out to Asian American and Hispanic organizations for input on improving communications directed to limited English proficiency (LEP) consumers. The agency is not soliciting unanimous or consensus recommendations from this meeting; we are interested in each organization’s individual views.
FDA officials want to engage in a dialogue with Asian American and Hispanic organizations on improving practices in delivering information to LEP consumers in an effective and efficient manner. Topics to be explored in the meeting are in the areas of consumer information needs, use of social media, and use of printed materials. We are also interested in your ideas in exploring new ways FDA can engage with LEP consumers.
Under Executive Order 13166, Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency issued August 11, 2000, all agencies operating under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are required to ensure that their programs are accessible to individuals with LEP. FDA identified LEP as a critical area of focus for improving its communications in its response to Section 1138 of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012.
If you are unable to attend in person the meeting will be webcast; however, attendance in person is highly encouraged. Webcast connections are limited. Organizations are requested to register all participants, but to view using one connection per location. Webcast participants will receive technical system requirements and connection information after Wednesday, April 6th.
** RSVP is required to attend the meeting; register by Friday, April 1, 2016. You can register by visiting the Eventbrite page at https://goo.gl/AnsMDm.
**Capacity is limited to the first 65 participants (please, only 2 representatives per organization).
NOTE: Please, remember to bring a US issued ID on the day of the meeting; otherwise, you will not be allowed into the building. If you do not have a US issued ID; please contact Cariny or Katherine after registering for further instructions.