Community Members Invited To Enroll In Course To Assist Spanish-Speaking Patients in Navigating Healthcare System

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

SOUTH JERSEY — Jefferson Health – New Jersey is inviting South Jersey community members, both English and Spanish-speaking, to take part in an online training course that will enable them to help guide Spanish-speaking patients through the healthcare system.

The training program is aimed at helping community members become bilingual patient navigators or assist in their journey to become a medical interpreter. It is being offered at no cost through a Jefferson Health language services grant.

These self-paced, online Medical Spanish and Medical English courses are mobile-friendly with 10-15 minute modules that fit into busy schedules. They focus on practicing medical terminology through authentic patient scenarios so participants can help Spanish-speaking community members overcome language barriers to get the care they need.

Potential participants must either live or work in Burlington, Camden or Gloucester counties.

For more information, call 856-922-5499 or email

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