FORA.tv Speaker - Alice Chen
Dr. Chen's primary interest is in issues of health care access, particularly in how poverty, cultural differences, and policy intersect to create barriers to care. Her work has focused on improving access to quality healthcare for limited English health consumers through community based, public health, governmental, and philanthropic initiatives. She was previously a Soros Physician Advocacy Fellowship at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum and a Health Policy Scholar in Residence at The California Endowment, where she oversaw its language access grant making program. She is a member of the Scholars Network for Hablamos Juntos, Robert Wood Johnson's initiative to improve patient-provider communication for Latinos, and a board member of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care. She has served on numerous regional and state advisory committees on cultural and linguistic access. She is currently working with the California Academy of Family Physicians to develop a CME course for physicians on language barriers in health care, the Alameda County Coalition for Language Access in Healthcare to develop county-specific initiatives to improve language access, and the advocacy group PALS for health to educate limited English speaking patients on how to navigate the U.S. healthcare system.
Dr. Chen is a 2000 graduate of Stanford University Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health in 2001. Her training includes a primary care internal medicine residency and chief residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, and the CFHU Fellowship.
12.10.07 | 01:05:58 min
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