Language Access: Effecting Change with Individual Action
Presenter: Gabriela Siebach
Cost: $15 CHIA Members / $25 Non-Members
Gabriela Siebach will share the actionable recommendations about how you can help solve some of the greatest challenges facing our industry today. In 2016, a survey was circulated among various stakeholder groups of the healthcare interpreted encounter in order to identify the major challenges our industry faces. The challenges were: Competency and Qualifications, Integrating Language Access into Healthcare and Fiscal Challenges. In October of the same year, interpreters, hospital administrators, healthcare staff, consumers of language access services, interpreter educators and case managers had the opportunity to hear from one or more representatives from each represented stakeholder group. This process allowed for the development of recommendations that would acknowledge and address the interests of all stakeholder groups of the interpreted healthcare encounter.
1. Identify the challenges our industry currently faces
2. Describe 2 primary domains in which individuals can effect change in our industry
3. Choose one way in which you can effect change in our industry
Gabriela Siebach is the Senior Advisor for MasterWord’s Training and Assessments Team. Her experience in translation, interpreting, and language program management makes her uniquely suited to provide support in ensuring that MasterWord’s language experts are qualified to meet each client’s needs, as well as to provide continuing education and training for interpreters and translators. She is a Certified Healthcare Interpreter (CHI), has accumulated more than 10 years of professional experience in linguistics and spearheaded the development of multiple training, mentorship, and assessment programs. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.