Our Mission

Our Mission

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 populations. 

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 and evaluation.
  • To diminish the need for emergency services.