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Meeting the Needs of Limited-English Speakers: An Education Opportunity for Health Care Providers


  • St. John's Episcopal Church, Hansen Hall 170 North Glenwood St. Jackson, WY 83001 (map)

Education Opportunity for Health Care Providers

One22, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, is pleased to bring two identical forums designed specifically for health care providers to explore their responsibilities with the LEP community and ways to fulfill them. Regardless of citizenship status, disability status, or English proficiency, civil rights laws require health care providers and human service agencies to effectively communicate with their patients/clients, and ensure the privacy and security of health information. Light breakfast/ evening snacks will be provided.

Monday, December 3rd | 7:30 - 8:30 AM

Tuesday, December 4th | 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Moose Wapiti Room, St. John’s Medical Center

 Ian Shipps, Acting Deputy Regional Manager for the Office for Civil Rights

Ian Shipps, Acting Deputy Regional Manager for the Office for Civil Rights

This forum will be lead by Ian Shipps, Acting Deputy Regional Manager for the Office for Civil Rights. Ian Shipps was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri.  He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and the University of Colorado Law School.  After law school, Ian clerked for a judge at the Colorado Court of Appeals.  Ian joined OCR’s Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver in September 2009, as an investigator; his investigations included enforcement of federal Civil Rights and Health Information Privacy Laws.  Currently, Ian serves as the Acting Deputy Regional Manager for the Rocky Mountain Regional Office, which requires that he ensure the office serves the public by: (1) enforcing applicable federal laws through investigations and compliance reviews; and (2) generating and conducting public outreach opportunities for patients and providers in the Rocky Mountain Region.  Ian is also a supervisory investigator for OCR, which requires that he supervise investigators and their respective investigations.  Ian participates in several outreach events each year on behalf of OCR.  He lives in Denver with his spouse, Troy, their three children, and a cat.