The Regence Foundation awarded $20,000 to the Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP) on May 19 for online training targeted at boosting health care access for patients with limited English proficiency.
“Language barriers often keep patients from getting the health care they need,” said Joanna Burke in a statement. The CCHCP aims to train health care providers with bilingual interpreters in order to improve patient care.
Training through the program will be done online. Training will also be available for rural and remote health care providers.
Regence employee Jennifer Frederick nominated the CCHCP as part of the foundation’s employee-nominated Transformation Grant program. To qualify for the grant, an organization must closely align with the Foundation’s mission to transform health care.
The Regence Foundation is the corporate foundation of The Regence Group, the largest health care insurer in the Northwest/Intermountain region and a not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ♦