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viaLanguage Announces 2011 Healthcare Translation Grant Program


viaLanguage, a leader in healthcare translation and website localization services announced today an August 31st, 2011 application deadline for their annual Translation Grant Program. The annual donation program will award $1,500 of in-kind translation services to two separate innovative organizations that strive to improve healthcare access for underserved, limited English speaking (LEP) communities.

"At viaLanguage, we truly believe in the importance of building community. Our team is passionate about giving back, and this grant is just one of the many ways we do so by helping decrease disparities in healthcare for underserved communities here in the US,” said Chanin Ballance, CEO of viaLanguage. “We are excited to open up our grant this year to support two innovative healthcare organizations in their efforts to remove language barriers and improve the health for their local LEP communities.”

To be eligible applicants must be actively working to improve access to health or healthcare for its Limited English Speaking (LEP) communities. Eligible organizations must be headquartered in the US and include a program with one or more of the following focus areas: health education, accessing healthcare, disaster & relief services, environment, science & technology, voluntarism & community outreach and youth advocacy & programs. The recipient of the viaLanguage Translation Grant will be selected the week of September 16th, 2011.

For additional information and an application, visit

About viaLanguage
viaLanguage, is a leading provider of global healthcare translation and localization services. viaLanguage is committed to improving access to healthcare by removing language and cultural barriers that may prevent people from otherwise obtaining such care. Through the unique combination of its Online Language System (OLS), expert linguists and integration capabilities, viaLanguage offers organizations a comprehensive, affordable solution for meeting today’s increasing need for effective multilingual communications. viaLanguage services are designed to help clients quickly and easily develop the very best multilingual Web sites, marketing materials, software applications and other global communications. Clients include: Blue Shield California, Regence, A-dec, HemCon Medical Technologies, Senior Whole Health, San Francisco Health Plan; as well as many hospitals, school districts and state governments. Headquarters are located at 700 SW Taylor Street, Suite 310 Portland, OR 97205-3016. For more information, visit or call us at 503-243-2007.


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