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Title Ensuring clear communication for at-risk families
AAP Grant ID 1948
Project Year 2011
City & State Fresno, CA
Program Name CATCH Planning
Topic Culturally Effective Care
Program Description
Many children in the San Joaquin Central Valley of California face financial and non-financial barriers in accessing a medical home. For children of families with limited English proficiency, providing clear, culturally effective communication is crucial so that barriers to care are addressed and child health is optimized. This project seeks to understand the impact of telephone medical interpreters on access to clear, culturally effective communication in medical homes for children at high-risk for developmental, behavioral, and psychosocial issues. A broad perspective on medical interpretation services in medical homes serving at-risk children in Fresno, CA will be achieved through (1) collaborative meetings among medical homes, interpreters, and families, (2) focus groups and surveys of providers and families at Community Regional Medical Center - Fresno, and (3) regional and national partnerships with advisors and organizations with expertise in medical interpretation in underserved populations. It is hoped that results of this project will inform administrators, providers, and other family advocates about how medical interpretation can be best integrated into medical homes that serve at-risk pediatric populations.
Goals
1. To understand the impact of telephone medical interpretation on communication in medical homes serving children at risk for developmental, behavioral, and psychosocial problems.
2. To identify barriers in accessing a medical home for an ethnically-diverse population of children who receive federal or county subsidized health insurance and whose families have limited English proficiency.
3. To collaborate with community providers and medical interpreters to ensure families with limited English proficiency receive clear, culturally effective communication in medical homes in Fresno, CA.
AAP District District IX
Institutional Name The Regents of the University of California (San Francisco), 155 North Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 937
Contact 1 Serena Yang
Contact 2 Christian Faulkenb