Evelin A. La Paz
SUBJECT: Language Barriers and Immigration
Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Evelin La Paz has an administrative background in diverse fields, from high-end cruise line industry to high-end jewelry and bilingual education. Mrs. La Paz holds an Associate degree in Accounting, a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration, and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration. In healthcare, Ms. La Paz has been working in Language Services for over eleven years, and ten of these years have been as the department’s manager. Mrs. La Paz is a nationally certified medical interpreter and is a former Director of the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI). She leads a team of Medical Language Facilitators and a Translation Specialists who serve the linguistically and culturally diverse population of Lancaster County and surrounding counties. Mrs. La Paz enjoys learning about other cultures and being exposed to cross-cultural and diverse interactions, finding her passion in languages, food, music and other aspects of diverse cultures.
Wednesday Morning 2022
Language Barriers & Immigration: How Do We Bridge the Gap to Access Effective Communication?
This presentation aims to explore the language barriers immigrants face in the United States. These barriers may impact how they navigate simple daily life activities such as opening a bank account, to more complicated ones, including accessing healthcare services or navigating the legal system. The target audience will be exposed to a discussion about regulations that protect their rights to effective communication in certain instances as well as the resources available to service providers and the individuals with limited English proficiency or emerging English language skills.
This sessions is eligible for 1.5 CEs.
Choose 1 of 3 morning break-outs.