Training our Community Translators: NGOs Providing Language Services in Rural Community Healthcare Systems
As the Spanish-speaking population in the United States has continued to grow in recent years, increasing by 1.9% every year between 2015 and 2019 (Noe-Bustamante et al., 2020), the healthcare system has attempted to adapt to these demographic shifts, seeking to provide non-English speaking clients with access to healthcare services. However, the language barrier between patient and provider has been a problem for many hospitals and healthcare systems, especially in rural communities. Translation in and of itself is very difficult; finding ways to communicate words and ideas across languages and ...
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