The Duke Area Health Education Center has launched a new tool to
bridge the communication gap between health care providers and Spanish-speaking
patients. Polyglot Med Spanish, now available on iTunes for free
download, is a simple-to-use app that offers immediate audio translation of
more than 3,000 common words, phrases and assessment questions from English to
Spanish and Spanish to English.
Don’t miss this great training opportunity for audiologists!
“Diagnostics and Amplification for Infants and Toddlers”
Sponsored by Pennsylvania’s Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program and the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management.
Aug. 17-20 in Philadelphia, PA.
Required online instruction to be held June 20 – Aug. 8
Click here to register online.
National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) and the American
Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are currently soliciting nominations for best
practices in family-centered care by primary care pediatric practices for
inclusion in a monograph about family-centered care. Follow the link for more
information on how to participate.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced its Distance
Learning and Telemedicine Program (DLT) awards. The purpose of this grant
is to support the implementation of technological resources, training and
infrastructure for the promotion of telemedicine, especially in rural areas.
Entities providing education and medical care via
telecommunications including corporations or partnerships, Indian tribes or
tribal organizations, state or local units of government, consortia, and
private for-profit or not-for profit corporations. Individuals are not eligible.
Applications are being accepted through April 25th,
The New Kids on the Block member has taped a public service announcement for Hear the World,
a global initiative launched by hearing instrument manufacturer Phonak
to raise awareness about the importance of hearing and the consequences
of hearing loss.
Listening and Spoken Language Deaf Education Workshops
of our goals is to make it easier for professionals in other regions to obtain
Teacher/Special Projects Associate-Outreach
National Center for Cultural Competence is pleased to announce its newest
self-assessment instrument and guide.
While there are many tools and instruments to assess organizational cultural
and linguistic competence, few have been developed to address the cross-section
of organizations concerned with disability. The Cultural and Linguistic
Competence Assessment for Disability Organizations (CLCADO) was developed
specifically for this purpose.
A legislative update on insurance coverage and limitations in 18 different states, Feb. 2011. Source: Hearing Industries Association (HIA), Washington, DC
Read the story of a mother who trusted her gut and saved her son’s hearing.
The March issue of the ECHO Initiative’s Probes and Tips newsletter is now available: Troubleshoot Screening Equipment Problems