Translation services vital for SW Kansas cancer screenings

In June 2018, Beth Koksal of the Leave a Legacy Foundation in Garden City, Kan., won a grant from the Kansas Health Foundation. This grant, valued at $2,000, allowed for translation services to be provided during cancer screenings for non-English speakers in SW Kansas. This program has allowed for greater communication between patients and doctors. It’s especially vital in a community where 28 languages are spoken at Garden City High School.

“Imagine how scary it would be to go to a cancer screening and not be able to communicate with your doctor,” said Beth Koksal of Leave A Legacy Foundation. “We wanted to be able to bridge that gap.”

To learn more about this program and hear how it’s impacting lives in this region of Kansas, please watch this month’s Health Happenings video above.

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