Queens congresswoman’s bill would increase language access at community health centers


Congresswoman Grace Meng has introduced the Mental Health Workforce and Language Access Act to ensure that community health centers have the resources they need to provide mental health services and increase language access for those who need it.

According to Meng, the legislation, which was introduced on Nov. 9, is a “must pass” in order for community health centers to have the ability to hire mental health professionals so that language barriers are not an obstacle for people to seek emotional well-being.