A Plan to Improve Healthcare Access for Koreans in Bayside, NY

One of the goals is to target language barrier




A recent report by journalist Danielle Woodward from has shown the concerns to improve healthcare access to the Korean community in Bayside, New York.

With the help of community leaders, City Council member Paul Varone has drawn up a plan to demolish language, cultural and financial barriers among the Asian American population in that area.

“A lot of it was language issues because, even if they called 911, it was difficult to talk about their concerns on the phone to someone who couldn’t speak Korean”, said Vallone to

To read the original full article, click here.


Welcome on board!

Let’s break the language barrier in healthcare together


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It is such a special moment for us at Canopy Innovations! After a whole lot of research and listening to your feedback, we are glad to share our new information channels. They are entirely dedicated to the challenges that the language barrier imposes on healthcare.

In here — and on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram — you will find a lot of useful resources to better care for Lower English Proficiency patients. We have also crafted the Medical Spanish in 30 seconds newsletter, which is distributed weekly, for free, to subscribers (sign up for free here!) since August 21st.


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There is a lot to come in the following weeks, and we are excited you decided to join us in our mission to break the language barrier in healthcare, better serving our community.

Stay tuned! And let us know should you have any suggestions or comments. :)