Research & Community Projects
Students Provide Translation Services for Genesis Community Health
“For those who are Spanish speaking, we could not provide this care without help from Boise State Spanish program students. They are a key link to ensuring Genesis provides services that are both linguistically and culturally appropriate to our Treasure Valley neighbors in need.”
This collaboration also won the Boise State Spring 2020 Commitment to Community award.
Spanish for Healthcare and the Idaho Statesman
“The students in Professor Cornwall’s ‘Spanish for Healthcare’ class [partnered] with the Idaho Statesman to add Spanish interpretation to some of the most important clips from each press conference. These students, many of whom are native Spanish-speakers, [gave] up many evenings and weekends to make sure their community can hear their state leaders deliver information important to their families’ lives in their first language.”
Spanish for Healthcare and the Idaho Caregiver Alliance
Students in SPAN 382 joined forces with the Idaho Caregiver Alliance to translate materials, as well as to create a radio ad. “Professor Fatima Cornwall’s “Spanish for Healthcare” team took on the task, translating a postcard, an Instagram ad, a Spanish section of the website and a radio ad that is playing on La Grande and La Poderosa throughout the month of November. Cornwall organizes community-based projects for students every semester to help students connect to the legitimate needs in their community and provide vital translation service.”