Life, Work and Mission in the Time of COVID-19
Hello from our working-from-home CCHCP team. It’s been two months since the first statewide stay-at-home orders and over four months since the first coronavirus case was reported in the US. There has been such upheaval, grieving and uncertainty in our lives because of the pandemic that it can be difficult to see how our lives can go back to normal again as states begin to open up. For us at CCHCP, the pandemic experience has strengthened our sense of mission and our commitment to those we serve.
We honor the health care organizations and medical interpreters we serve as they work on the front lines dealing with this devastating COVID-19. We honor the language agencies who have found ways to keep training medical interpreters and deploying them to provide much-needed communications support to patients with limited English proficiency.
While our communities have shown strength and resilience during these times, sadly the pandemic also has seen divisiveness in our society and a rise in anti-Asian racism. It also has made more evident the inequities in our health care system for people of color and for people of lower income levels. CCHCP is even more committed now to our mission of helping address those inequities and we look forward to partnering with you in the days and months ahead to heal divisiveness and make equitable access to quality health care a reality for all.
Paulina Bendaña | Executive Director
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