The overall purpose of this project is to improve communication about genetics and genetically-related health conditions between service providers and limited-English-proficient patients and their families by improving interpreters’ understanding of the content they are conveying.
- Develop a trainer’s curriculum for three 5-hour genetics-related courses: prenatal genetics, pediatric genetics and developmental genetics.
- Prepare a cadre of professional interpreter trainers from around the United States to offer these on-site courses to interpreters through interpreter associations in their regions.
- Post and publicize the curricula on-line for free download by other interpreter trainers.
- Adapt the three courses to a non-mediated on-line format with continuing education credits so that isolated interpreters can also access it.