Lakeland, FL, November 03, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- SLS Publications®, LLC is pleased to announce a new partnership with echelon®, the continuing education division of Adventist University of Health Sciences, to deliver high-quality e-learning and information resources to enhance professional development in the healthcare industry.
SLS Publications is dedicated to educating U.S. businesses and the public sector about Hispanic behavior through cross-cultural training and by providing Spanish language training for the professions. This effort is timely since the 2010 census confirms that Hispanics will represent about one-fourth of the U.S. population by the year 2050. Almost half of the Hispanics presently living in the United States were born outside of the United States, and according to the Pew Hispanic Center, more than twenty-five percent of Latino adults do not have a regular doctor. The medical professions in the U.S. need support in managing increasing numbers of Hispanic patients with special health, cultural and linguistic needs.
SLS Publications and echelon Education plan to launch an online cultural competency program, "Care for the Hispanic Patient," designed to improve healthcare outcomes for Latino patients by educating healthcare professionals about the patients' specific needs and health behaviors, and imparting strategies to incorporate immigrant patients into the U.S. healthcare system.
SLS will provide content and echelon will host these programs. "We are so excited to be partnered with such a high-quality institution as echelon," commented SLS manager and author Dr. Lori Madden, "and with a global reach. This way we can concentrate on providing the best interactive and pedagogically-sound content while echelon provides a marketing forum and professional credentialing... the perfect symbiosis."
Future collaborations include a line of "Strategic Spanish" language training for specific healthcare occupations. These programs will enable physical therapists, radiologists, and technicians, for example, to manage safe and successful interaction with Spanish-speaking patients in the absence of an interpreter.