Dr. Walls shared the physician’s perspective on the critical role trained medical interpreters play in delivering safe, quality healthcare. He was part of a team representing Natividad at the Critical Link 8 International Conference in June 2016.
In July 2016, Indigenous Interpreting+ participated in Critical Link 8, the hallmark global conference for community interpreters
More than 350 participants from 30 countries took part in 3 days of intensive presentations, panels and workshops to share experiences, knowledge and best practices in the field.
Katharine Allen, Senior Advisor to Indigenous Interpreting+ and co-President of InterpretAmerica, gave a well-attended presentation on the II+ program: “Indigenous Identities: Towards a replicable model for training and hiring Indigenous Language Interpreters in community interpreting settings.”
Dr. Craig Walls, Chief Medical Officer of Natividad Medical Center, captivated the audience with his doctor’s perspective on the importance of language access.
Linda Ford participated in a panel discussion on “Voluntary and non-professional interpreting within the framework of Critical Link International: reconciling research and practice in the pursuit of professionalization.”