Linguistic and Cultural Proficiency Is Critical in Mitigating Healthcare Disparities

In 2009, I went to a business networking luncheon. The Marketing Director of a major hospital campus in my neighborhood told me to scoot over in a booth I was sitting at because she wanted to sit next to me to talk. She had heard that my company specializes in multicultural marketing and maybe, just […]

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Leverage Your Linguistic and Cultural Competencies

If you can communicate in more than one language and navigate more than one culture, your multilingual skills can be leveraged to serve our increasingly diverse society. When you think of all the various aspects of life—work, school, home, socializing, volunteering—there are many contextual opportunities to leverage your language abilities and your cross-cultural competencies to […]

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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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