Working Effectively with Medical Interpreters

Des Moines, IA US
October 26, 2011

This program is a joint collaboration between Des Moines University and Central Iowa Area Health Education Center.


  1. State the differences between interpreters and translators.
  2. Recognize the role that language plays in affecting health status.
  3. Learn specific skills that can improve a provider’s effectiveness when working with medical interpreters.


Michele Devlin, DrPH
Professor and Director, Iowa Center on Health Disparities 

Mark Grey, PhD
Professor and Director, Iowa Center on Immigrant Leadership and Integration, University of Northern Iowa

Educational Grant

This effort was supported by Grant #U76HP08261 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (Bureau of Health Professions) and Des Moines University. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the supporting entities. 

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University Continuing Medical Education and the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for a maximum of 2.0 hours of AOA Category 2-A CME credits.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This program has been reviewed and approved for 2.4 continuing education contact hours.
  • Other: Certificates of participation will be awarded for a maximum of 2.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 2.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 2.40 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/26/2011 - 11:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/26/2011 - 1:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Lecture Hall 1
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 2.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 2.40 IBON


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