Professional Development: International Conference on Intercultural Mediation in Health Care
One of the mission populations of applicant's institution, Harborview Medical Ctr, is poor limited English proficient (LEP) patients, and one of Harborview?s goals is to achieve parity of care for LEP patients. The Community House Calls program offers patient navigation and cultural mediation as tools to help achieve that goal for the refugee and immigrant populations we serve. The upcoming International Conference on Intercultural Mediation in Health Care is, to our knowledge, the first conference that is dedicated to the topic of cultural mediation in health care. It will afford the opportunity to exchange information with European colleagues about how to do our jobs most effectively. Specific objectives are: 1. To become familiar with other models and practices using cultural mediation to serve immigrants in health care settings. 2. To contribute knowledge gained from the nineteen years of practice in cultural mediation in the program. 3. To disseminate information gleaned at the Huelva conference to our colleagues in our institution, community, state and nation.