Sixth National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations:

Special Session I Language access policy: Laws, funding, and certification

Monday, September 22, 2008: 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
8th Floor - Wayzata/Gray's Bay (Minneapolis Marriott City Center)
Moderator:
4:15 PM
Federal and State Trends in Language Access Policies
Mara Youdelman, JD, LLM, National Health Law Program
4:30 PM
Advocacy Efforts to Seek Federal Funding for Language Assistance Services
Marty Martinez, MPP, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
4:45 PM
Medi-Cal Language Access Taskforce- A California Collaborative
Andie Elisa Martinez, MPP, California Primary Care Association
5:15 PM
The Long and Winding Road Toward National Certification for Health Care Interpreters
Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, MA, UW Hospital & Clinics/National Council on Interpreting in Health Care; Karin Ruschke, MA, International Language Services/NCIHC/National Coalition on Health Care Interpreter Certification