The Washington State Coalition for Language Access (WASCLA) has extended an invitation to its upcoming webinar, Language Access & Telehealth in Washington: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic, on Thursday, Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST.
When COVID-19 protocols largely closed down in-person healthcare services, telehealth quickly became an important care access solution. Some health care settings were able to quickly adapt their language services to include telehealth, while in others, new language barriers were created or existing gaps worsened.
During this webinar, participants will learn about telehealth and how language assistance needs for spoken and signed languages have been addressed for routine and COVID-related care in hospitals, clinics, home-based services, and other settings in different regions of Washington State. Speakers will share challenges and efforts to find solutions, impacts for medical interpreters, developing community supports, and benefits of telehealth that merit being continued on a regular basis.
The webinar is being offered on a pay-what-you-can basis. There is a 2-step registration process: 1) Register for the webinar online and 2) Make a donation to WASCLA and add a note indicating “Feb. 11 Telehealth Webinar Donation.” You can also find the donate button on the WASCLA website.
WASCLA has applied for CE credits for medical interpreters from WA-DSHS and CCHI for this webinar. Approvals are pending. WASCLA is providing American Sign Language and Spanish interpretation for this webinar. Please contact WASCLA if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check the events page on the WASCLA website for additional program details and updates. Additional program information is also available on the WASCLA website.