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Removing Language Barriers in Healthcare
One of the strongest barriers to quality health care is the inability to communicate appropriately with providers. As both Ohio grows increasingly more diverse, it is critically important to utilize more innovative methods of combating language barriers many consumers face.
There are a number of resources for providers who may serve a substantial Spanish-speaking population. Familiarizing ourselves with basic medical terms can be of tremendously assistance in improving communication. The link below allows self-paced learning and should be widely shared.
MACC is committed to providing information on health disparities across the spectrum. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, during the 2011-12 academic year, 11.1% of undergraduates reported having a disability. While these students may face unique challenges, they are entitled to the same quality of education as all students. To further assist students, teachers, and family members, a team of experts at BestColleges.com published a guide for students with disabilities outlining their legal rights, where to find assistance on campus, and an extensive list of websites, apps and software resources designed for students’ specific needs.
The memory of Executive Director Paul Dorn was felt throughout the 2015 Statewide MACC Conference in September. MACC was delighted to announce the installment of Debbie Nixon-Hughes, former Deputy Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, as the MACC Interim Executive Director.