The IFMC was planned using the model of a culturally competent
health care system to incorporate interpreters and bilingual providers,
cultural diversity training for staff, linguistically and culturally
appropriate health education and information materials, and in a
healthcare setting that is specialized for international
Our specific goals include:
- To provide comprehensive, high quality and culturally competent
care to the growing population of limited English proficiency (LEP)
patients in central Virginia.
- To become a well known local resource for limited English
proficiency (LEP) patients, providers and community agencies.
- To develop systems to more efficiently care for patients, including
better communication with community partners and standardized screening
- To diminish the need for emergency services.