First Annual TAHIT Symposium on Language Access in Texas (TAHIT07)

Venue: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center - Cancer Prevention Building

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 24, 2007 End Date/Time: Aug 25, 2007
Registration Date: Aug 23, 2007
Early Registration Date: Aug 10, 2007
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In July of 2003 the Institute for Healthcare Advancement stated that $73 billion is spent annually in unnecessary health care expenses due to the inability of patients to understand what medical providers are communicating to them. Since that time issues of immigration, healthcare access, language and culture have dominated media headlines. Today 30% of the Texas population speaks a language other than English in the home with close to 15% recognizing their English comprehension as limited. As immigration and demographic trends continue to reflect growing diversity, stakeholders in the Texas Healthcare system must continue to evolve in their approaches to ensuring effective delivery of services to patients with little understanding of the English language.

The purpose of the TAHIT Symposium on Language Access in Texas is to facilitate communication regarding language access and Healthcare between Government, Provider, and individual stakeholders.


Additional Information

Who should attend? This symposium is for all stakeholders in the Texas Healthcare system, but is specifically designed for provider institutions and healthcare interpreters grappling with issues of language access and diversity. + Risk Managers + Patient Representatives + Physicians + Nurses + Social Workers + Managers of Interpreters Services + Interpreters + Translators + Other interested health care professionals
Cost $99.00 Early Bird Registration $120.00 Registration after 08/10/2007
Location M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Cancer Prevention Building 1515 Pressler St. (at the intersection with Bertner Ave.) Houston, TX 77030