InDemand Interpreting Endorses #123forEquity Campaign

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The national pledge is designed to eliminate health care disparities regardless of language, cultural background or disability

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Critical to the success of the #123forEquity campaign is endorsement and support from organizations committed to the elimination of health care disparities.

InDemand Interpreting, a leading provider of language access and Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) within Healthcare, endorses the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) #123forEquity Pledge to Act to Eliminate Health Care Disparities. By endorsing #123forEquity, InDemand continues its commitment to ensuring high standards of care, regardless of language, cultural background or disability.

The #123foEquity campaign builds on the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care Disparities launched in 2011 by the AHA, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), America’s Essential Hospitals, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Catholic Health Association.

“To meet the changing needs of their communities, hospitals and health systems are working hard to make sure that every individual receives the highest quality of care,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “To achieve that goal as our nation becomes increasingly diverse, it is imperative that we redouble our efforts to identify and eliminate disparities in care.”

The Equity of Care initiative is focused on making progress in three areas that provide the greatest opportunities to increase the equity of care by:

1) Increasing the collection and use of race, ethnicity and language preference data;
2) Increasing cultural competency training; and
3) Increasing diversity in leadership and governance.

“We are thrilled to endorse the #123forEquity pledge, supporting our vision to help our health care partners deliver the highest quality health care, regardless of language, cultural background or disability,” said InDemand Chairman and CEO Cecil Kost.

“Critical to the success of the #123forEquity campaign is endorsement and support from organizations committed to the elimination of health care disparities,” said Tomás León, President and CEO of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, an affiliate of the AHA. “With their endorsement, InDemand has exemplified an organization that is dedicated to the delivery of culturally competent health care.”

About The Institute for Diversity
The Institute for Diversity in Health Management, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, works closely with health services organizations and educators to expand leadership opportunities for ethnic minorities in health services management. The Institute’s mission is to increase the number of minorities in health services administration to better reflect the increasingly diverse communities they serve, and to improve opportunities for professionals already in the health care field. To accomplish this, the Institute has designed several initiatives to generate significant long-term results through educational programs, summer internships, professional development and leadership conferences.

About InDemand Interpreting
InDemand Interpreting was founded in 2007 with the vision of ensuring that every patient receives the highest quality healthcare, regardless of language, cultural background or disability. By delivering the most experienced medical interpreters and highest quality video technology InDemand Interpreting provides doctors, nurses and clinicians the language access they need to provide the best possible care. Visit InDemand at http://www.indemandinterpreting.com

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