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Virtual Course Offers Communication Training to Clinicians and Interpreters

One in four U.S. children has at least one immigrant parent. And even before the COVID-19 pandemic placed additional strains on our health care system, PolicyLab experts helped discover that one in three U.S. pediatricians reported feeling unprepared to care for children in immigrant families. As part of the Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health, we’re dedicated to developing tools to support clinicians in their efforts to better serve immigrant and refugee families.

Join us and partners on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 from 1-5 p.m. ET for “COMET (COMmunication Engagement Training): An Interdisciplinary Course for Clinicians and Interpreters.”

After this four-hour virtual, interactive, and interdisciplinary session using case studies and small group work, clinicians and medical interpreters will be able to:

  • Apply best practices for efficient, effective, person-centered communication in multilingual health care settings.
  • Demonstrate advanced skills and cultural awareness for building rapport and communicating clearly when discussing sensitive topics, including COVID-19 vaccination and treatment.
  • Experience even greater satisfaction in working with immigrant and newcomer patients.

Click here to register online. Space is limited. 

Looking for additional resources in the meantime? Our 2020 webinar discusses the challenges of communicating mental health treatment options across language and cultural differences and how new resources can help foster better communication between clinicians, professional medical interpreters and refugee patients. 

Follow PolicyLab on Twitter for the latest on our research focused on improving refugee families’ health and well-being.