Tag Archives: Medical Interpretation

Assemblywoman Atkins Tries Again To Get Medical Interpretation Covered

By Megan Burks San Diego Assemblywoman Toni Atkins said she’s working with the Governor’s Office to include $15 million in the next state budget for medical interpretation. Gov. Jerry Brown, a fellow Democrat, has vetoed two bills on the issue and … Continue reading

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Interpreter Training Aims to Lift Burden Off Children, Friends at the Doctor’s Office

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers The Alliance for African Assistance is putting on a 40-hour mental health interpreter training course. It’s offered through their Global Village program, a branch that provides language and … Continue reading

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New Law Takes a Step Toward Culturally Competent Health Care

Residents protest a lack of available translation services outside UCSD Medical Center in July 2013. | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Megan Burks Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill co-written by a City Heights woman that will help the … Continue reading

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Covered California Drops Ball With Non-English Speakers, Report Says

By Kenny Goldberg The report from the non-profit Greenlining Institute says Covered California deserves praise for enrolling 1.4 million people in new health coverage. But the Institute’s Jordan Medina said the exchange’s website was primarily designed for people who speak … Continue reading

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Defensores de refugiados en San Diego solicitan más intérpretes médicos

Eric Le se dirige a los reporteros en el Ayuntamiento de San Diego para hablar acerca de la necesidad de tener más intérpretes médicos en el Condado de San Diego, 9 de junio de 2014. | Photo por Susan Murphy … Continue reading

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San Diego Refugees, Advocates Call for More Medical Interpreters

Eric Le talks to reporters at San Diego City Hall about the need for more medical translators in San Diego County, June 9, 2014. | Photo Credit: Susan Murphy By Susan Murphy A diverse group of two dozen refugees and … Continue reading

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Governor Vetoes Medical Interpretation Bill

Residents protest a lack of available translation services outside UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest. | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Megan Burks Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Sunday that would have established a system for delivering and reimbursing face-to-face … Continue reading

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A Patient Protest in Photos: ‘To Speak to Me Is to Heal Me’

Residents protest a lack of available translation services outside UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest. | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Megan Burks A group of refugee patients gathered outside UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest Tuesday carrying signs that read, “To … Continue reading

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Youth Report: Improving Communication in Health Care

Amir Johnson, a youth reporter on the Media Arts Center’s after-school news crew, takes a look at a City Heights call for better language services in medical settings. Currently, California requires doctors’ offices and hospitals to provide interpretation, but there … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Study Refutes Link Between Obesity and Food Deserts

By Megan Burks Study Says Eating Habits Aren’t Related to Grocery Store Access Using interviews with 100,000 Californians, researchers reported this week in the journal, “Preventing Chronic Disease,” that food deserts have little to do with obesity rates. Looking at … Continue reading

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