Bridging Cultural Gaps: Sylvia T. Miranda on Hispanic Healthcare
In this episode of The Kaleidoscope: Healthcare in a Diverse America From Molecule to Market, Sheila Thorne is joined by Sylvia T. Miranda, a Strategic Engagement Specialist with a diverse background. Sylvia was born in the South Bronx and is a versatile, mission-oriented professional. She has a demonstrated history of working at the intersection of policy and finance in both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Sylvia is skilled in various areas, including finance development, management relations, strategic planning, security, public budgeting, public policy affairs, and political action committees (PAC).
Tune in to this episode as Sylvia T. Miranda talks about:
- The Significance of “La Familia Primero”: Sylvia emphasizes how “La Familia Primero” is a core value in Hispanic culture, where family extends beyond immediate members, ensuring a strong support network during challenging times.
- Navigating Healthcare Systems and Cultural Competency: Sylvia underscores the challenges Hispanic individuals encounter when navigating healthcare, emphasizing the importance of cultural sensitivity and understanding to avoid feelings of exclusion or misunderstanding.
- Language and Communication Challenges: Sylvia’s example of her father’s experience highlights language barriers for Hispanics seeking healthcare. Effective communication and family members who can translate are crucial for well-informed and culturally sensitive healthcare decisions.
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