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This is the final week of my academic career at @ONeill_Indy. I want to take a moment to reflect on how this program has provided me the tools and opportunities in my development.

This is an “unessay” 🧵 for #600SP21
CC: @jamielevdan
As a first-gen student, I never imagined having the opportunity to go to college on the mainland, let alone the opportunity to pursue graduate-level education. After several opportunities during my BSPA degree, it became clear that an MPA was the next step in my development.
The MPA program gave me access to opportunities like the Peterson Fellowship, which allowed me to begin my professional career in local government with the City of Indianapolis while connecting me with colleagues and faculty that are passionate about making a positive difference.
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Help me save lives.

As of 2013, 61.6M Americans speak a language other than English at home, 25.1M are considered limited English proficient(LEP). The numbers have probably increased. With wildfires, massive outreach this segment of the population is cut off. @MigrationPolicy
Recently passed legislation #AB5 further aggravates the ability of language access professionals, who are already unable to meet the demand for hospitals, schools, courts, and gaps in between due to lack of policy around #languageaccess.

We need government to reach LEPs.
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10 tips for caring for #immigrant & limited Eng prof pts during #COVID19. Created w physician experts in #languagebarriers. Full recs:…. 1- No shortcuts with interpreters. This is not time to “get by” w limited lang skills. Reinforce confidentiality. 1/7
2- Interpreted conversations often less #patientcentered. Ask about pt concerns & feasibility of recs. Dispel rumors. Inquire abt medicines/herbs or high-risk contacts (e.g. elderly parents at home, etc). If #COVID19 #isolation advised, explore open-ended❓about concerns 2/7
3- Highlight #publiccharge suspended for #COVID19 testing & treatment. Spread the word. #Greencard eligibility not jeopardized by seeking #COVID19 testing & treatment… 3/7
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