Cultural Orientation

Increasing public awareness and understanding of recent immigrants—Because misperceptions about recent immigrants often fuel negative attitudes, AISEDA is working to enhance the public's awareness and understanding of recent immigrants, in part by creating opportunities for increased interaction between immigrants and nonimmigrant. Addressing cultural and linguistic barriers to health care, supporting several activities to reduce cultural and linguistic barriers in health care delivery settings, including improving the linguistic and cultural skills of providers and staff, expanding access to third-party interpretation, work with teachers and school kids to promote cultural understanding and recognizing newcomers' unique contributions to the community at large, and promoting advocacy and policy change. As immigrants and their families continue to become a part of the larger communities, AISEDA provides continuous cultural orientation to the newcomers about their new home.