Working effectively with interpreters: Working together to improve mental health outcomes across language barriers

Presenter: Grace Eagan, Manger, Business Development – Language Services at Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services
Date: March 12th, 2020

 

Description

This webinar explores language as a social determinant of health, the modalities of interpreting (on-site, over-the-phone, video), the different between cultural interpreting and language interpreting, how to access and work effectively with professional interpreters, and special considerations for interpreting in mental health.

Biography

Grace Eagan, Manager, Business Development – Language Services at Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services

Grace joined Access Alliance in early 2014, moving from the University Health Network, where she held various positions over six years in Interpretation and Translation Services, from interpreting to supporting the roll out of over-the-phone interpreting. Grace served on the Board of Directors of Healthcare Interpretation Network, and is currently the Vice President of the Ontario Council on Community Interpreting (OCCI).

Grace Eagan headshot