Multilingual youth for a healthy Boston: A medical interpreter training program for youth of Haitian descent
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Describe the benefits and challenges of out of school time programming designed to educate and interest youth of Haitian descent in the health professions. Identify the necessary components of positive youth development programming targeted at youth of Haitian descent. Discuss the role of youth as medical interpreters in the health care system.
Keyword(s): Workforce, Adolescents
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the project manager for multiple federally funded grants aimed at increasing the knowledge and interest in health careers for diverse urban youth. I also direct a center devoted o increasing the access to health professions for youth of African descent, including youth of Haitian Creole descent. I have helped to oversee the implementation of the curriculum discussed in this presentation.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.