The group is comprised of community leaders, members of the Cambodian, Hispanic and Portuguese communities, hospital staff, and trustees. Access to health care, communication barriers and a need for a better understanding of the different cultures of our Greater Fall River community have been addressed. The committee has been credited with a number of significant accomplishments providing health topics related to cultural groups, courses in English as a second language and practical Portuguese; hiring of bilingual personnel and offering annually, six $500 multicultural scholarships to employees, employee relatives, and community members on the basis of set criteria including residency in the Greater Fall River area, pursuing a degree in nursing and/or health care related profession, and being bicultural and/or bilingual.
Meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm in the Nannery Conference Room, Saint Anne’s Hospital, Forest Street entrance.
Contact Saint Anne’s Social Work Services, 508-674-5600, ext. 2280