NEWEST VERSION OF CULTURAL COMPETENCY MANUAL NOW AVAILABLE!
2013 Cultural Competency for Health Care Providers Manual Available Online!
The 2013 edition of the Cultural Competency for Health Care Providers has been reformatted and revised to provide a NEW section on Bhutanese refugees and immigrants as well as a revised section on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex (LGBTQI) individuals in Vermont to assist providers in the understanding and ability to provide care for these populations. Also, check out the section on Building a Culturally Competent Practice, which contains guidance to assist you in taking steps to implement change at the practice level. We would like to thank the 2012 SEARCH students from the University of Vermont's College of Medicine and the Masters of Social Work Program for their valuable contribution to this edition of the manual.
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Cultural Competency for Health Care Providers, Champlain Valley Area Health Education Center web site. Cultural Competency for Health Care Providers manual. Revised January, 2013. Accessed [insert date].
If you have any questions, contact Judy Wechsler, Education Resource Coordinator, Champlain Valley AHEC at 802-527-1474 x211, email@example.com.
Military Health Resources - Visit the Vermont Military, Family, and Community Network website
The Vermont Military, Family, and Community Network (VTMFCN) is a collaboration between the military and community partners to foster understanding and acceptance of the unique challenges inherent to military life.
The mission of the Vermont Military, Family, and Community Network is to develop and maintain a multi-group network among community, military, government and private sectors that creates awareness of challenges, identifies resources and provides services to all service members and their families throughout the deployment cycle.
The Vermont Military, Family, and Community Network raises awareness about:
Back row, left to right: Said Tani, Mikhail Zhukov, Patrice Ndikumana, Ainaka Luna, Alla Potashnikova. Front row, left to right: Hooda Al-Nahhas, Yam Mishra, Guylaine Daoust (instructor), Rita Neopaney. Missing from photo: Sonia Laboy
Champlain Valley AHEC Medical Interpreter Training Class, October 2011
Champlain Valley AHEC has just completed its first 60 hour training program for medical interpreters using a new curriculum and training materials developed by Cross Cultural Communications Systems, Inc. (CCCS, www.cccsorg.com). Our program offers a new and more comprehensive method of teaching medical interpretation, and now includes a mental health component and a new approach to language coaching. The fall class's bilingual participants spoke a variety of languages besides English including Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Somali, and Nepali.
New Reference Guide Available for Latino Migrant Farm Workers in Franklin County
We are proud to present A Quick Reference Guide: Healthcare Access for Latino Migrant Farm Workers in Franklin County, Vermont. Developed by 2nd year UVM College of Medicine students David Larsen and Peter Cooch, the guide is available in either Spanish of English. This guide answers Frequently Asked Questions about healthcare access in Franklin County as well as giving information on how to make a medical or dental appointment, how to get low-cost care at NoTCH (Northern Tier Centers for Health), what to bring and what to expect at your appointment and tips on follow-up care and referrals.
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Champlain Valley AHEC Hosts a Workshop for Vermont Medical Interpreter Trainers
On April 30 and May 1, 2011 Champlain Valley AHEC invited the president and primary instructor of Cross Cultural Communications Systems (CCCS) to present information about a new curriculum they have developed for the training of medical interpreters. Vermont's trainers intend to incorporate the CCCS curriculum into their trainings for medical interpreters.
Pictured from L to R are: Jeanine Bunzigiye; Vera Durarte Outeiro, Primary Instructor, CCCS; Maria Mercedes Avila; Zarita Araujo-Lane, President CCCS; Linda Li; Jacq Rose; Tracey Tsugawa; Guylaine Daoust. (missing from photo: Judy Wechsler from Champlain Valley AHEC)
Multilingual Swine Flu Resources Available
Vermont Department of Health Multilingual Swine Flu Resources
The Vermont Department of Health is making efforts to reach out to all Vermonters with helpful information about swine flu. For up to date information on swine flu in Vermont, please visit healthvermont.gov/panflu/SwineFlu.aspx.
For people who do not speak English of who have limited English skills, the Vermont Department of Health website lists reliable links (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization) to information in other languages.
Below please find links to information about swine flu prevention and care in Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Somali, Swahili and Vietnamese. The Vermont Department of Health is working to provide additional resources in more languages and will post them to their site at healthvermont.gov/panflu/multilingualresources.aspx as they become available.
Resources for Practices