Erica Friedland

Erica Friedland

Illustration of men and women speaking to each other in different languages.

Being Mindful of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Everyday Practice

A culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) patient is one who comes from a home environment where a language other than English is spoken and whose cultural values differ from mainstream culture. According to the Center of Immigration Studies, about one in five U.S. residents speak a language other than English at home (Camarota and Zeigler, 2015). 

Topic(s): culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD), CLD, health literacy