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Redes En Acción:The National Latino Cancer Research Network has created a Spanish version of its new manual, A Patient Navigation Manual for Latino Audiences: The Redes En Acción Experience, to guide health organizations in developing patient navigation services for Latinos.
The manual first defines patient navigation. Patient navigators are trained health workers who aim to help “navigate” underserved Latinos through the often-complex healthcare system and remove barriers to timely, quality care.
It then offers a six-step guide to determine whether navigation is right for a health organization, and highlights important considerations for implementing navigation.
The manual also features many robust tools, customizable templates, and other resources for starting up navigation.
“We are excited to offer, for free, this guide in both English and Spanish to help healthcare providers and groups integrate patient navigation into their scope of services,” said Redes En Acción Director Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez. “We have found that patient navigation is a valuable strategy to reduce barriers faced by the Latino population, and in turn increase timely delivery of healthcare services.”
Redes En Acción, funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is headquartered at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, the team behind SaludToday.
Spanish translation was generously provided by the NCI’s Office of Latin American Cancer Program Development.
As the immigrant population in the U.S. expands and more people speak languages other than English, advances in translation and interpretation technology have given language access professionals many options for breaking down language barriers.
A new report, Communicating More for Less: Using Translation and Interpretation Technology to Serve Limited English Proficient Individuals, seeks to help those in the field better understand the nature and capability of some of the available technologies that can meet translation and interpretation needs.
The report was produced by the Migrant Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy.
The Office of Minority Health’s HIV/AIDS Prevention Bilingual Glossary provides linguistic support to individuals and organizations working with Spanish-speaking populations in the U.S. The terms included are commonly used in public health and HIV/AIDS prevention in the U.S.
With the glossary, users can:
- Find Spanish equivalents for English words and English equivalents for Spanish words;
- Rate the translations provided;
- Use the tag cloud to find commonly searched terms; and
- Comment on how we can improve the glossary.