Many thanks to MD member Amani Kayihura for this contribution. (more…)
Medical Interpreter Information Initiative
Welcome to the Medical Interpreter Information Initiative! This forum is a space for collaboration and discussion, as well as a source of information related to current issues faced by medical interpreters. Whether you are a healthcare interpreter or new to the profession, a healthcare provider or community member, you will find resources here that we encourage you to share with others about best practices in healthcare interpreting. Also, be sure to check out the Interpreters Division website for more information on medical interpreting. Thank you for visiting the Medical Interpreter Information Initiative page of the Medical Division website.
Serving the Diverse Population of the United States with CLAS is the Best Way to Achieve Health Equity
“Health equity is the attainment of the highest level of health for all people”1. Presently in the United States individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds face unequal access to health care due to factors outside their control such as socioeconomic status, language, and education level, among others2. These barriers have a negative impact on the health care outcomes of a growing segment of the population3.