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A Message of Support to Interpreters from WCMS Board Presidents

March 24, 2017

Dear Interpreters,

Recently some of you reported to WIN that you and the patients you interpret for have been experiencing harassment and bullying in our waiting rooms. These incidents have been reported to the CEO, Miriam Schwarz, who in turn shared the information with her WCMS Boards.

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Diversity Flyer

March 23, 2017

In light of recent events of discrimination towards staff and other patients at various practices, (see the Citizen Times article on the topic) WCMS created a multilingual flyer for practices to print and display as needed. This message is in English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Moldavian.

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Here's Why Deaf People Hate the Medical Community

March 22, 2017

Recently a member of the local Deaf community shared an article with WCSM regarding some of the challenges that Deaf people face in care settings. It's short and informative article that helps hearing people understand things from the Deaf perspective.

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From the American Academy of Pediatrics on Immigrant Children

March 22, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics shared thoughts on the detention of immigrant children and tips on supporting the health and well-bring of immigrant children. These are important topics.

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Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership

March 13, 2017

2017 REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS

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Message from the Foundation Board Chair

February 21, 2017

"As I begin my Chairmanship of the WCMS Foundation at the same time that our country struggles with the creation of  a “post-affordable care act,” it is my goal that our Foundation not just adapt but adapt well in this sea of change."

C. Britt Peterson
2017 WCMS Foundation Chair

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ACP Update on Executive Order and U.S. Immigration Policy

February 6, 2017

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is deeply concerned about the recent executive order restricting immigration from certain countries, including refugees and those who already hold visas for entry into the U.S.

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Immigrant Rights and Resources

February 1, 2017

Right now there is a lot of focus at a national level on immigrants. We at WIN are not lawyers or experts on the rights of immigrants and we cannot provide legal advice, but we want to reiterate that the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 apply to everyone in the United States, whether they are citizens, tourist visa holders, green card holders, immigrants with refugee status, undocumented immigrants, or any other status.

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The Playbook: Better Care for People with Complex Needs

December 12, 2016

A New Survey Describes Scope of Problem - FIVE NATIONAL HEALTH CARE FOUNDATIONS IDENTIFY PROMISING APPROACHES FOR TREATING PATIENTS WITH COMPLEX NEEDS

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La red de intérpretes de WCMS le asegura que su derecho a un intérprete médico permanece garantizado

December 7, 2016

Desde la elección, varias personas han hecho preguntas relativas a la interpretación médica  y la Red de Intérpretes de WCMS (también conocida como WIN), tendrá relevancia en los próximos años. WIN y los intérpretes del área médica están comprometidos  a ser una parte vital del equipo de cuidados de salud y a ayudar a los proveedores  de los mismos, a dar a sus pacientes los mejores cuidados posibles en cualquier idioma.

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WCMS INTERPRETER NETWORK REASSURES THAT YOUR RIGHT TO A MEDICAL INTERPRETER REMAINS GUARANTEED

November 21, 2016

Since the election, various people have raised questions regarding whether medical interpreting and the WCMS Interpreter Network, otherwise known as WIN, will be relevant in the coming years. WIN and the medical interpreting field are committed to being a vital part of the care team and helping providers give patients the best care possible, in any language.

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Message from the WCMS Foundation Board Chair

October 26, 2016

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Project Access Update: Gabapentin prescriptions

August 8, 2016

This message is to inform you that your patients will no longer be able to obtain Gabapentin (Neurontin) with their PA® medication card.

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Hospital Language Access is a Matter of Life or Death

June 20, 2016

Approximately 25 million people in the United States are defined as being Limited English Proficient or LEP. A LEP person cannot speak, read, write, or understand the English language at a level that permits them to interact effectively with English speakers. Hospital administrators often feel burdened by the expense of culturally and linguistically appropriate services. The perception is that these services are an empty cost for hospitals. However, the truth is that it actually saves them money. How? It reduces waste represented by overtreatment and medical errors.

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Project Access All Souls Counseling Update

June 20, 2016

WCMS would like to announce our new partner for Project Access® patients, All Souls Counseling Center (ASCC). All patients who are uninsured or underinsured may be referred to ASCC, regardless of enrollment in Project Access; however there is a special discount available for Project Access® patients.

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