- April 12, 2018
-- Women advocating for language access in health care will be one of the highlights at a national gathering in Denver, Colorado on June 1-2, 2018. As part of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care's (NCIHC) Annual Membership Meeting (AMM), a panel of women representing stakeholders in the healthcare arena will discuss the challenges of providing language access, and what they each have done to promote and enhance it.
"We are inspired by the Women's March and the #TimesUp campaigns. We feel that time is up for waiting for language access to be a reality in healthcare,"
said Enrica Ardemagni, President of the NCIHC. "The women on the panel are industry pioneers, and include representatives of patients and families with limited English-speaking skills. Together they represent the tremendous potential that is a result of women coming together for an important cause."
Panelists include Zarita Araujo-Lane, President of Cross Cultural Communication Systems in Massachusetts;
Jinny Bromberg, President of Bromberg and Associates in Michigan; Mary Rynerson, Founder of Pacific Interpreters in Oregon; Cecilia Olivas and Juanita Dominguez, both parents at Children's Hospital Colorado. Moderator will be Ira SenGupta, Executive Director of the Cross Cultural Health Care Program in Seattle.
"The women on the panel represent a diversity of experiences across geography, age, and personal backgrounds, but all are committed to ensuring that all people, regardless of the ability to speak English, have access to health care. We are really excited to hear from them," said Ardemagni.
To learn more about #NCIHC2018, go to http://www.ncihc.org/2018-membership-meeting