In the “Language Access at Community Health Centers” webinar, AAPCHO and Farmworker Justice discussed language access at community health centers. Hear from three community health centers who will share challenges, promising practices, and innovations in language access amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Learning Objectives:

After this learning collaborative, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the unique language access needs from the perspective of three limited-English proficient-serving community health centers (CHC). 
  2. Apply promising practices to expand language access through partnerships and support for bilingual/bicultural staff.
  3. Identify resources to address language access needs that have been increased by COVID-19 pandemic.

Panelists: 

  • Alnory Gutlay, Vice President Health/Prevention Department, Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS)
  • Lulu Toumajian, Outreach Specialist & CHW Lead, HOPE Clinic
  • Mary Zelanzy, Chief Executive Officer, Finger Lakes Community Health

Moderators: 

  • Alexis Guild, Director of Health Policy and Programs, Farmworker Justice
  • John Nguyen-Yap, MSW, Associate Director of Health Equity, AAPCHO

Intended Audience:

Health centers, Primary Care Associations (PCAs), Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN), and community organizations partnering with health centers.

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