Translation

Translation: Methods for translating and developing written health materials in languages other than English.

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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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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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UPAC-Elder Multicultural Access and Support Services Program

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UPAC Elder Multicultural Access and Support Services (EMASS) Program is using a promotora model to reach out to unserved and underserved senior population (60 and older) from Latino, Filipino, African American and Somali (African Refugees) communities in the North, Central, and South Regions of San Diego County.  This Program is funded by the County of San Diego - Behavioral Health Service

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Sight Translation and Written Translation: Guidelines for Healthcare Interpreters

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This position paper focuses on the special demands of sight translation and written translation in the context of the work of spoken language interpreting. It offers general guidance on the appropriate provision of sight translation and written translation services by a spoken language interpreter.

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Health Information Translations

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This site, developed utilizing the combined skills and experience of 3 of Central Ohio's largest health care organizations, provides health care professionals with materials on general health topics that have been translated into over eighteen languages.

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Practical Solutions for Effective Translated Health Information

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The More Than Words Toolkit Series - a resource developed by Hablamos Juntos with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - clarifies the translation process and provides a roadmap to help health care organizations improve the quality of their translated materials in order to get better results.

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