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At FDA, we continue to find new ways to meet our diverse population's needs. We know that it is important for consumers to have information that is easy to read and available in a variety of languages and formats. That's why we created the Language Access Program to oversee the implementation of the Language Access Plan: an evolving blueprint to provide people with limited English proficiency easy access to health information in a language and manner that they understand.

We are increasing the amount of consumer information available in other languages and making it accessible from any device.

The Interagency Working Group on Limited English Proficiency (LEP) created LEP.gov in 2002. LEP.gov is maintained by the Federal Coordination and Compliance Section (FCS) in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice.

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Note: FDA offers these translations as a service to a broad international audience. We hope that you find these translations useful. While the agency has attempted to obtain translation that are as faithful as possible to the English version, we recognize that the translated versions may not be as precise, clear, or complete as the English version. The official version of these documents is the English version.

Resources in other Languages

FDA offers easy-to-read publications in Spanish and other languages that you can access online or print and share.

Sixty million Americans age 5 and over speak a language other than English at home, and 7 percent of Americans don't speak English at all. At FDA, we want to ensure that all people have access to important health information.

Recursos en español (Spanish Language Resources)

Asian Language Resources

Resources in Foreign Languages

FDA provides some materials on women's health and for foods in other languages, such as Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, French, and others.

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