Interpreter Practices and Training

Interpreter Practices and Training: Standards of practice, codes of ethics, skills assessments, certification, training and other issues related to the practice of interpretation for health, including the effective use of bilingual employees.

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Ethnomed Website: Four Star Resource

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EthnoMed contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and related topics pertinent to the health care of immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world. Its own large database is a collection of resources and information related to cross-cultural and refugee health topics, including refugee screening.

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National Standards for Healthcare Interpreter Training Programs

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This document presents standards for the formal preparation of bilingual or multilingual individuals who wish to enter the healthcare interpreting profession.

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Communicating More for Less: Using Translation and Interpretation Technology to Serve Limited English Proficient Individuals

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Increasingly, state and local governments are using translation and interpretation technology to provide services to limited English proficient (LEP) individuals, often turning to technological innovations to complement the work of front-line staff, increase the efficiency of in-house translators and interpreters, or directly provide assistance to LEP individuals.

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Genetic Counseling Cultural Competence Toolkit

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The Genetic Counseling Cultural Competence Toolkit is a website and resource portal designed to provide information to members of the genetic counseling profession, students, and other interested health care providers and consumers.

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If You Build It, Will They Come?

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At the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)  we have gotten into the business of creating implementation tools. We finally realized that you can’t just publish research results and expect people to implement them.

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LanguageMate

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Our transdisciplinary team develops tools that address challenges throughout the care delivery continuum, including patient-provider communication, workflow management, and outreach to vulnerable populations. A significant section of the healthcare workforce is involved in communication with patients and the public on a daily basis.

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Mexican Indigenous Languages

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We get some great questions and responses in our CLAStalk email discussion list and occasionally we share them here with the permission of the authors. These have been edited for brevity, privacy, and clarity.

 

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How to Work Effectively with Trained Interpreters: A Training for Physicians, Residents and Medical Students

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This toolkit contains resources for either a 1-hour or 2-hour classroom training for health care professionals. The goal of the training is to improve the participant’s communication with patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) by learning techniques for working effectively with interpreters.

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