Resource of the Week:

How to Support Language Access for LGBTQIA

First, let’s clarify the acronym: LGBTQIA stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual.
 
Next: how to support Limited English Proficient patients who are LGBTQIA, and their interpreters? NCIHC to the rescue. The National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC) recently hosted a webinar for interpreter trainers called “Training for Impartiality: How Interpreters Can Work Effectively with Gender and Sexual Minorities,” hosted by Tim Moriarty and Jorge Ungo. That webinar is still available for viewing.
 
NCIHC also hosts a webpage with valuable resources on this critical and timely topic.