Track 4 - Health Equity

Sharing Session - 30 Minutes

D7 - The Effects of a Comprehensive Language Services Program in a Hospital

Wednesday, July 11
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Salon H

This session will present and facilitate an interactive dialogue about the importance of language access and services in healthcare settings. The session will also discuss how versed health professionals are in culturally responsive care, cultural mannerisms, and the importance of health equity in health care.

Keywords

Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health, Health Education

Nkemdilim C. Anako, MPH, CHES

Regional Health Equity Program Coordinator
Trinity Health Of New England

Nkemdilim Chi Anako comes from a background heavy in health education and promotion. Plenty of her work has centered on the intersection of public health and health equity with work in HIV/AIDS research and prevention, food security and food life cycle, cultural and linguistic programming and violence prevention in youth. Chi has been with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center since 2014 and currently works at the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity as the Regional Health Equity Program Coordinator and is the supervisory lead on the Language Services Program for Trinity Health Of New England. Through applying her public health skills, she refurbished a comprehensive language services program known as the 3+1 Options. The program provides culturally and linguistic appropriate care to all patients at Trinity Health Of New England, especially those from marginalized groups. In addition to her role at Trinity Health Of New England, Chi is the President-Elect of the National Association for Health Services Executives- CT Chapter and serves on the Connecticut Public Health Association Mentor on Request Advisory Board. The board represents experts in the field of public health who connect educators to young public health professionals.
Chi holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Promotion from Southern Connecticut State University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Molecular Cell Biology with two minors in Human Rights and Women's Studies from the University of Connecticut. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and an EPIC Summer Scholar at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

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