Spanish Language Resources
The influx of Spanish-speaking immigrants into the North Carolina healthcare system has created a demand among health care providers for a better understanding of Latino culture and the development of functional language skills to improve service delivery.
The Duke AHEC Program has a variety of trainings geared primarily for mental health providers. For more information or to schedule a workshop, contact Alicia Gonzalez at email@example.com.
Available Mobile & Online Training
Polyglot Med Spanish Language Learning AppThis simple-to-use app offers immediate audio translation of over 3,000 common medical words, phrases, and assessment questions from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English. This app is available for use on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android.
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Polyglot 4:0: Multimedia Medical Spanish Translator CDTo request a free copy in CD format, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introductory Spanish for Healthcare ProvidersInteractive online course to help staff members in Primary Care clinic settings, including nurses, front desk staff, phlebotomists, radiology staff, and physicians, learn spanish phrases frequently used in clinical settings. For more information, go to AHEConnect and review in the course list.
Available Classroom Training
Latino Cultural Issues in Mental Health and Substance Abuse TreatmentThis half-day or full-day presentation will familiarize you with the cultural aspects of the Latino population that may impact mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Basic Spanish for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment ProvidersThis interactive 24-hour course will teach basic Spanish skills with an emphasis on mental health and substance abuse treatment vocabulary and Latino cultural issues that affect care.
Advance Beginner Spanish in Mental Health and Substance Abuse TreatmentThis 15-hour course builds on skills learned in the Basic Spanish for MH/SA Providers to increase your Spanish language fluency within the MH/SA treatment setting. You will develop conversational skills to improve your assessment of mental health or substance problems. During this course, you will learn verb conjugation, build your vocabulary and sentence construction skills.
Working with Hispanic FamiliesThis one-day presentation uses lecture, video examples, and case studies to familiarize you to the cultural values that arise when working with Hispanic/Latino clients.
Basic Spanish for Perinatal ProvidersThis 24-hour course is geared towards developing basic Spanish skills with an emphasis on asking basic prenatal assessment or screening questions. A practice CD is provided to each participant to assist with practicing the language. Latino culture that impacts prenatal care is discussed throughout the training.
STICK IT in Spanish: Spanish for PhlebotomistsThis 6 hour course focuses on vocabulary for the phlebotomists, such as frequently used phrases, equipment, and body parts. The course instructor uses activities, games, and worksheets to facilitate learning and language skill development. A practice CD is provided to each participant to assist with practicing the language.
Rad Spanish: Spanish for RadiologyThis 6 hour course focuses on vocabulary for the radiology technologist, such as frequently used phrases, equipment, and body parts. The course instructor uses activities, games, and worksheets to facilitate learning and language skill development. A practice CD is provided to each participant to assist with practicing the language.