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Language Allies is an organization that supports the medical interpreting field by providing mentoring and training for medical interpreters, education for healthcare providers on the utilization of language services, and management solutions for payors and system administrators.  Language Allies was created in 2011 by Carlos Garcia to improve diversity health and advance public health.

Carlos García is a language access consultant with healthcare management experience since 1997.  He has a bachelor’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health and Cultural Diversity, and he is currently earning his master’s degree in Business Administration specializing in Healthcare Management.

Carlos García is also a translator, an interpreter, a health educator and a healthcare interpreting instructor certified as a Spanish English medical interpreter by two national organizations.

Additionally, Carlos García is the Coordinator of the Language Bank of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, where he coordinates the delivery of non-Spanish language services and interprets and translates as needed, and he trains interpreters online and onsite in the MENTOR Certificate Program of Language Allies and the Healthcare Interpreter Certificate Program of City College of San Francisco.

Carlos García is a member of the Board Directors of the California Healthcare Interpreting Association, and he has had several other leadership positions in the medical interpreting field such as Chair of the California Chapter of the International Medical Interpreters Association, member of the Board of Directors of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care, and the Executive Director of the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters.

During his career as a language professional since 2004, he has been able to identify the strengths of all stakeholders ranging from limited English-proficient patients and families (LEPs) to public and private organizations structured as small businesses, large non-profit organizations, and for-profit corporations, and he is pooling all his experience and knowledge in Language Allies.

The benefits that Language Allies offers to all stakeholders are:

  • Training and mentoring solutions for medical interpreters;
  • Management solutions for interpreters in health care and payors; and
  • Competent healthcare interpreters for end-users.

 

For more information, you may contact us at:

San Francisco Office:   (415) 496-6363

eMail:                              info@LanguageAllies.com

Mailing Address:           90 South Spruce Ave. Suite C-5.

South San Francisco, CA 94080.