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Why Does It Matter to Have Credentialed Medical Interpreters? (Abstract Version)

Louis Provenzano | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

Co-authored by Eric Candle What is the current landscape of limited English proficiency in the United States? • According to the U.S. Census Bure...

State of Oregon First to Adopt National Certification for Medical Interpreters

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters announced today that the State of Oregon has become the first state in the nation to offi...

Census Bureau Survey Draws Attention to Need for More Proactive Multicultural Approach

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The release this past week of the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) makes it clear that America's ethnic makeup is changing much quicker...

Protections of Justice System Should Apply to Us All, Even Non-English Speakers

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

With more than 176 different languages and dialects spoken in the United States, we still have a long way to go to assure full support for all legal Limited English Proficiency defendants in court cases.

Language Access and the Prevention of Medical Errors

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The case of Francisco Torres, a Spanish-speaking patient in Riverside, Cali., who had the wrong kidney removed during surgery, once again gives the me...

Misclassification of Workers Puts Courts, Due Process in Jeopardy for Limited English Speakers Here Legally

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The federal Civil Rights Act requires state courts that receive federal funds (virtually all of them) to provide properly-credentialed interpreters in...