The Art and Science of Healthcare Interpreting Course

Texas Health Fort Worth
April-May 2015


Texas Health Resources, through various services and initiatives, is focused on the delivery of more culturally effective and responsive services to our multicultural populations to live our mission of improving the health of the communities we serve.

And education is one aspect we use actively to learn about the nuances of the cultural dynamics in health for the different communities that seek our care.

As a service to our clinicians and health communities to providing effective culturally appropriate care, please find video segment links from the Binational Health Week held in Dallas-Fort Worth in October.

For more information, contact us via email or call 682-236-7990.

Binational Health Week

Binational Health Week (BHW) has become one of the largest mobilization efforts in the Americas to improve the health and well-being of underserved immigrants and migrants of Latin American origin living in the United States, and Canada. It encompasses an annual weeklong series of health promotion and health education activities that include workshops, insurance referrals and medical screenings.

Learn more about the Binational Week.

2013 Binational Health Week - Symposium
Latinos and Health Care: What Changes are coming?


Our Community Landscape: Setting the Stage - Lloyd B. Potter, Ph.D. M.P.H., Texas State Demographer

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Latino Populations - Arthur W. Pagan. M.P.A., Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Understanding Documentation Status - Paul S. Zoltan, J.D., Law Office of Paul S. Zoltan

Care Coordination Panel: Ana Colin-Hernandez, AIDS Outreach Center
Maria Grabowski, R.N., M.S.N., O.C.N., UT Southwestern Medical Center, Claudia Jaquez, Tarrant County Public Health, Christine Snead, B.S.N., Baylor Health Care System

Social Determinants of Health - Ann Robbins, Ph.D., Texas Department of State Health Services

2012 Binational Health Week - Symposium
The Impact of Migration on the Health of Latino Immigrants


Drinking and Alcohol-Related Problems Among Hispanic National Groups in the U.S. - Raul Caetano, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., UT Southwestern & UT Health Science Center at Houston

Laying the Foundation for HIV/STD Prevention in the Community - Rudy Garcia, Health Educator, UT Southwestern

Understanding Family Violence in Migrant Populations - Susan Clark, Ph.D., LCSW, Hopes Door Domestic Violence Center, and Lucila Morin, M.S.W., Community Council of Greater Dallas

The Effect of Immigration on Children's Health - Yesenia Watters, M.S.W., Children's Medical Center of Dallas

A Healthier Tomorrow: Call to Action - June Marshall, D.N.P., R.N., NEA-BC, UT Southwestern Medical Center University Hospitals

2011 Binational Health Week - Symposium
Traditional Medicine, Yerberos, Curanderos, Hueseros, and Chicken Soup for Health

Latin Americas Hueseros, Sobadores and Chiropractors - Dr. Juan Manuel Sanchez

An Introduction to Mexicos Indigenous Traditional Medicine - Irma Cervantes*

An Introduction to Mexicos Indigenous Traditional Medicine - Dr. Columba Marin*

MEXICAN FOLK MEDICINE AND FOLK BELIEFS Curanderismo y yerbas Medicinales - Eliseo - Cheo - Torres, Ph.D.

Integrating Complimentary and Alternative Medicine into the Daily Practice of Allopathic Medicine - Kathleen Wyne, M.D., Ph.D., FACE, FNLA

Holistic Integrated Care at Texas Health Resources: A Patient Centered Model - Mina Kini, M.S., M.S.W., Diane Thomas, R.N., M.S.N., CWOCN, Carol Scheidel, R.N., B.S.N.

Chicken Soup, Gil Flores

2010 Binational Health Week - Symposium
Building Provider-Patient Communication Skills to Meet New Joint Commission Standards


Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient - and Family - Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals - Christina L. Cordero, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Advanced Directives and Grief in the Latino Population - Elizabeth Paulk, M.D., Alexander Peralta, Jr., M.D.

Techniques for the Limited English Proficient Patient - Jorge Ungo

Migration, Diet and Diabetes - Carolyn Smith Morris, Ph.D.

Making it Work! - Peggy Bailey, Ph.D.

2009 Binational Health Week - Symposium
From Disparity to Equity in the Hispanic Population


Mexico's Current Efforts Toward Equity, Hilda Davila

The Current State of Disparities in the Hispanic Population, Eduardo J. Sanchez

2008 Binational Health Week - Symposium
Access to Health Care for Underserved Populations


Health Initiatives of the Americas

Cultural Competency: How it Applies to Organizations and Delivery of Clinical Services

Expert Panel Discussion on Care for the Underserved Population

2007 Binational Health Week - Symposium
Cultural Competency Seminar


Tips to Improve Doctor/Patient Relationship

Healers, Witchcraft and Health

Health Literacy: Help your Patients Understand

*Note on modules by Ms. Cervantes and Dr. Marin. Speakers sponsored by The Memnosyne Foundation: Of great concern among both women, and their communities, is the protection of traditional knowledge in terms of both preservation as well as protecting their Native American communities inherited knowledge from those who might seek to copyright their traditions. There have been many nightmares in recent years caused by pharmaceutical companies seeking to patent indigenous peoples' remedies that then resulted in it becoming illegal for the indigenous people to use the remedies they had used for centuries. The reason this is a very real fear, is that for many poorer families, these remedies are their only means of survival and that knowledge must therefore be protected from those who would seek to take advantage. Therefore, while Dr. Columba Marin and Irma Cervantes are always happy to share their knowledge, it is important that it is made clear that those benefiting from their presentation agree to not seek to copyright or patent any of the formulas they present, as the medicines are often centuries old and are the cultural heritage of entire communities. Thank you.

Cultural Competence: What Can You Do?

This Public Service Announcement, created in 2006, is a legacy project of the first cohort of the AHA/HRET Culturally Competence Leadership Fellowship.

Fellows from Texas Health Resources, along with 12 other health-related organizations, collaborated on this PSA to raise awareness about challenges experienced by patients due to language, communication or cultural barriers in the process of seeking healthcare.

Cultural Competency is the solution. What are you doing about it?

Organizational Members

Institute for Diversity in Health Management

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