Health Disparities and Medication Adherence are directly affected by providing Culturally Competent Care. Healthcare Translation Services play a big role in this care as healthcare communications provide a bridge between the patient and the healthcare provider. As part of Healthy People 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services has challenged the healthcare industry to strive for health equity. This challenge is to eliminate health disparities entirely among populations with social, economical and/or environmental disadvantages. Read the Healthy People 2020 progress report.
The role of Healthcare Translations in Adherence
Adherence is the degree to which healthcare advice/treatment is followed. Non-Adherence is typically an outcome of health disparities, although some may not even seek healthcare in the way one would expect. Cultural beliefs have a strong impact on how a population looks at healthcare in the United States. In a society where medications are a major part of the healthcare system, adherence typically is addressed in long-term (chronic) medication care.
Our Infographic shows some of the cultural and linguistic challenges that the Healthcare Industry needs to overcome. Healthcare Translation and Interpretation services are an important part of HHS’ Culturally and Linguistic Appropriate Service standards (CLAS). What are some of the challenges in providing Culturally Competent Care, how Healthcare Translation Services help in providing cultural competent care and how does it contribute to healthcare success factors to promote adherence?
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