FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Maynard-Garrett, APR
Program to Offer Training to Bilingual Individuals
for Enhanced Patient Care
Memphis, Tennessee (July 6, 2005) – Are you fluent in Spanish and English, as well as interested in becoming a trained interpreter in a healthcare setting?
program administered by the Children’s
Designed to serve as part of a national standardized model, this Healthcare Interpreter Training program will help develop linguistically and culturally competent interpreters who can function effectively and efficiently in healthcare settings.
The Healthcare Interpreter Course at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was created in partnership with En Memphis Hablamos Juntos at The Regional Medical Center in Memphis. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation developed the curriculum, and The MED is one of ten sites funded nationwide to reduce cultural and linguistic barriers in healthcare institutions in order to provide better access to quality healthcare for individuals of Hispanic origin. The UTHSC site has offered the course twice previously, graduating a total of 22 interpreters.
According to Marian Levy, DrPH, RD, UT
assistant professor and associate director for the Health Promotion and Grants
Management Department of the Children’s
instructor will be Espi Ralston, a native of
for the 11-week program is $1,080 and may be payable by your employer. Upon
completion, course participants will receive a continuing education certificate
from the UT College of Allied Health Sciences. More information may be obtained
by contacting Ms. Ralston, Director of Latino Health Programs for the
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