Reducing health care disparities for diabetes and hypertension patients who have limited English proficiency

The Foundation's initiative, Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change, was designed to use research and evaluation to test hypothetical solutions for reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care settings and actual disparity reduction outcomes in ongoing programs.Remote Video Interpretation services, provided with Webcams, for limited English proficient patients with Type II diabetes or hypertension at three California Pacific Medical Center primary care practices in San Francisco, California, will be evaluated. Quantitative methods will assess patients' A1C, LDL cholesterol level, and blood pressure. Qualitative methods will measure patient, physician and interpreter satisfaction with the interpretation services. Cost analyses will be conducted to determine the costs associated with implementing and operating Remote Video Interpreting services compared to face-to-face interpretation and telephone interpretation services.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $400,000.00

Awarded on: 9/17/2010

Time frame: 10/1/2010 - 9/30/2013

Grant Number: 68179


Sutter Health

2200 River Plaza Drive
Sacramento, 95833-4134


Maria R. Moreno
Project Director