The Importance of Communication in Light of the COVID-19 Outbreak

The Importance of Communication in Light of the Coronavirus Outbreak We’re in the midst of a global health emergency. As the Coronavirus continues to spread, healthcare providers can expect to see an increase in the number of patients with limited English proficiency. How can healthcare organizations best be prepared to serve everyone in need of […]

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Why is Language Certification so Important in Healthcare?

Are you a Multilingual Healthcare Worker? Why is Language Certification so Important? Are you a multilingual healthcare professional who commands English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or perhaps another language? If so, you are in high demand. Case in point, the Latino population reached a staggering 59.9 million in 2018 (Flores, Lopez, & Krogstad, 2019), but according […]

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Hiring for Healthcare in 2020

In the healthcare field, employing skilled and competent caregivers who are able to meet the diverse and growing needs of our communities is more important than ever. In a 2018 study commissioned by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs, it was reported that 41% of […]

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The Importance of Language in Patient-Centered Care

American medical systems face challenges as demographic shifts result in a growing number of patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). The commonality of language and cultural sensitivity are key elements that can facilitate the implementation of diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. It is vital that healthcare providers offer translation services in order to respond to patients’ […]

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