​Hispanic Heritage and Growing Resources

Posted by Reeve Staff in Life After Paralysis on October 14, 2021 # Community Education

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to providing our resources and programs to everyone. Our multi-lingual resources allow those with limited English proficiency (LEP) to read our vast collection of resources and utilize our various services. With Hispanic communities growing across the country, it is vital to provide medical information and services in Spanish, allowing these communities equality and fair access.

We recognize the gaps in healthcare access within specific underserved communities across the country. Spanish-speaking communities are one of the most affected populations in this respect. The disparities that exist for these underserved communities can be further exacerbated by the fact that many medical resources and information are only provided in English. With this in mind, the Reeve Foundation has made it a priority to provide resources in Spanish to help achieve health equity for Hispanic Community members impacted by paralysis.

We are making concerted efforts to translate as many of our materials as possible to ensure that Spanish-speaking individuals have the same access to the educational resources and support they need to thrive. Our Spanish resources cover topics like bladder and bowel management, advocacy, and employment for people with disabilities. Our collection of Spanish language resources is actively increasing. With recent additions to our Spanish library that include a booklet on transitioning home after rehab and women’s mental health after paralysis, the Reeve Foundation stays on the precipice of multi-lingual resources, promoting the health and independence of all communities impacted by paralysis or mobility impairments.

Our Information Specialists are also well equipped with a Spanish-speaking representative to ensure that any caller looking for information can get in contact with someone they can speak to in their own language. You can reach our team of Information Specialists at this number, 1-800-539-7309 or through our website. You can look here for our entire collection of Spanish resources. You can also check out our International Support page with a list of all the languages we provide our resources in.

Written by Kyle Marrs, Community Outreach Associate. To learn more about the free programs and services that the National Paralysis Resource Center offers please contact Kyle at [email protected] for a presentation.

The National Paralysis Resource Center website is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $8,700,000 with 100 percent funding by ACL/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.