Past Event

Cross Cultural Health Care: Caring in All Languages

Fri, Sep 24 2010 - 12:00pm

Cross Cultural Health Care: Caring in All Languages

Frank Puglisi Jr., Executive Director, Health Care Interpreter Network
Melinda Paras, President and CEO, Paras and Associates
Carolyn Wang Kong, MPH, MPP, Practice Leader, Language Access, Northern California Diversity, Kaiser Permanente
Sarah Varney, Health Reporter, "The California Report," KQED - Moderator

The increasingly critical role of interpreters in health care and the skill required to interpret in such delicate and emotional situations have spurred the creation of a revolutionary service. This sophisticated and integrated technological system aims to break down the language barriers between service providers and patients with limited English proficiency. Language technology is rapidly becoming an integral part of health care. By using interpretation services, doctors and patients can overcome the language barriers to enable and enhance access to health care. Come hear how technology is helping doctors and patients communicate through cyberspace.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program
Cost: FREE

Also know: Underwritten by the California Wellness Foundation