Operation Gentle Voice LA

Los Angeles, November 17, 2012

Boston University Healthcare Emergency Management partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and their Medical Reserve Corps alliance to conduct Operation Gentle Voice. This is a continuation in the language interpretation exercise series that began in July in Washington DC. BU HEM students role-played citizens seeking a flu vaccine where English is there second language, some the languages spoken were Mandarin, French, Spanish and Creole.  The exercise was a success and please reference the brief exercise clip below of BU HEM Student, Dr. Nasi Huang participating in a Mandarin discussion with Kristine Makita, an LA County Public Health Nurse.  Several prospective BU HEM students attended the exercise.

Operation Gentle Voice (LA) Part I

Operation Gentle Voice (LA) Part II