Preparing to Respond to Interpreting &
Translation Needs During a Disaster
Presenter: Julie Burns
California Pacific Medical Center, Van Ness Campus
1101 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA
Conference Room 312 C (3/F)
8:45-9 AM Registration
9 AM-1:30 PM Workshop
Must check-in at the 2/F Information Desk first
Parking: At own expense, no validation – Hospital parking garage on 1101 Van Ness (entrance on Post Street)
CHIA Member $80 / Others $100
CEUs: CCHI 4 CE Instructional Hours
You must be present the entire length of the workshop to earn pre-approved CEUs.
The disastrous 2017 North Bay Fires leveled entire neighborhoods, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, forced the evacuation and displacement of thousands of residents and burned over 140, 000 acres. This event presented enormous challenges for disseminating timely and accurate information to Sonoma and Napa county’s large, predominantly Hispanic, non-English speaking population. This workshop will share some of the challenges faced when trying to provide these services during a sudden crisis. It will also discuss lessons learned and best practices to prepare for a community’s linguistic needs before a disaster strikes, as well as the importance of integrating language access into disaster response efforts. This topic is of vital importance in our current environmental state of extreme climate events including wildfires, flooding and earthquakes.