|Trained medical interpreters get together for a network meeting at the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation.|
COMMITMENT TO QUALITY MEDICAL INTERPRETATION
Medical interpretation involves much more than being bilingual. Just because someone is bilingual does not mean they are proficient enough in their native tongue and English to act as an interpreter in a medical setting. Research shows that non-trained medical interpreters are likely to make numerous errors in translation, which lead to negative, sometimes fatal, clinical consequences.
As a part of the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation's commitment to improving the health of vulnerable populations, we have invested more than $1 million to improve access to care for limited English-speaking individuals in Allen County, Indiana.
Learn more about how the Foundation supports quality medical interpretation: