Name of Engagement

Bridging the Gap with IIHHS

Description

IIHHS Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center’s Community Health Interpreting, Testing and Training Service filled 90% of more than 20,000 interpreting requests. In addition, 95 individuals received language proficiency testing as a prelude to interpreter training. There were 58 individuals who completed the 40-hour Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter training course.

Involvement

Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Harrisonburg/Local/VA

Date

2019

Frequency

Recurring Event (Occurs on a regular basis but not continual)

Existing Center/Institute/Program

yes

Type of Partner

Nonprofit Agency

Primary Focus of Program

Community and Economic development; Health and Healthcare

Community Partner Name

Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center

Begin Date

2018

End Date

2019

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Program, Community Service

On/Off campus

Off campus

Number of people served

58

Academic Level of Engagement

Department

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