Last Updated: December 2017
Author: Communication Office, Planning Department, Vermont Department of Health
According to a 2015 US Census Bureau report, there are more than 7,000 people in Vermont for whom English is a second language. One way to support the health of those people is to provide health information translated into their languages.
The most common languages in Vermont requiring translation are Arabic, Kirundi, Somali, Burmese, Nepali, Spanish and French. Most groups with limited English proficiency live in Chittenden County. There are smaller groups elsewhere in the state. One such group is Spanish-speaking farm workers, scattered throughout Vermont.
This measure looks at public information pieces, but not applications for services, or documents used in conjunction with applications.