Asian Pacific Community in Action

MEDICAL INTERPRETATION

The goal of the Medical Interpretation program is to improve the access to and quality of medical care for AAPIs with limited English competency. Through a contract with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, APCA provides medical interpretation services at the county's Refugee Screening Clinic. APCA uses a number of individuals to provide interpretation services in refugee languages (e.g., Somali, Arabic, Burmese and Nepalese). In addition, APCA has recently received a grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust to further develop its capacity to provide medical interpretation services. Grant funds will be used to support the development of a business plan and to establish a cohort of trained medical interpreters.

Please visit Bridging Cultures: Connecting Lives Through Language for more information.

  • Studies indicate that the use of patient family members and/or untrained hospital staff for medical interpretation can lead to medical errors and otherwise potentially compromise a patient's right to privacy.

  • Individuals fluent in English and an Asian/Pacific Islander language and interested in medical interpretation as a source of employment should contact Ms. Kamana Khadka.

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