The Echo in the Room: Barriers to Health Care for Immigrants and Refugees in North Carolina and Interpreter Solutions

Cynthia Mejia
Date of Publication: 
March, 2019
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Medical providers need to be able to provide interpretation and translation services so that limited English proficiency patients can experience the same level of care as their English-speaking counterparts, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Professionally trained interpreters can mitigate negative health impacts encountered with ad hoc interpreters.

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Mejia, C. (2019). The echo in the room: Barriers to health care for immigrants and refugees in North Carolina and interpreter solutions. North Carolina Medical Journal March 2019, 80(2). Retrieved from DOI: