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Interprofessional Curriculum: Providing Safe & Effective Care for Patients with Limited English Proficiency

The Disparities Solutions Center, in collaboration with the MGH Institute of Health Professions (MGH IHP) and with the support of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has developed an interprofessional curriculum to educate students in the health professions to:

  • Understand the evidence of disparities and high rate of medical errors, particularly for patients with limited English proficiency
  • Work effectively with interpreters and other care team members to ensure safe, high quality care for patients with limited English proficiency
  • Explore how systems of care can be improved to ensure quality and safety for patients with limited English proficiency in a team environment

This curriculum has been pilot tested with an interprofessional group of students from Harvard Medical School and the MGH IHP School of Nursing and is now available for educators in the health professions who are interested in incorporating training on providing safe, effective care for patients with limited English proficiency in an interprofessional environment.

Course Materials

This program may be reproduced, distributed, and adapted provided that attribution to the Disparities Solutions Center at MGH and the MGH IHP is clearly stated on any resulting materials using the following language:“These materials were adapted from the curriculum, Providing Safe and Effective Care for Patients with Limited English Proficiency, developed by the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital in collaboration with the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Any further use of these materials must credit the DSC and MGH IHP and may be used for non-commercial, educational, or professional development purposes only.”

Click here to complete a brief survey and receive your unique password to download the course materials. This page is compatible with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers only (do not use Internet Explorer).

Webinar Recording and Slides

The recording and slides from our webinar are now available. Alexander Green, MD, MPH, Associate Director of the Disparities Solutions Center and Gail Gall, PhD, APRN, BC, Clinical Assistant Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing presented on the development and implementation of an innovative, interprofessional curriculum for medical and nursing students.