FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis center and a local community organization are co-recipients of a Community Health Engagement Program grant of nearly $23,000 to apply academic research to solve a community health issue. In the pilot project, "Targeted Language Instruction for Limited English Proficiency Latino Families of Infants with Special Needs," the International Center for Intercultural Communication at IUPUI and Family Voices Indiana will develop a program to teach health-related English to Spanish-speaking parents of infants with special medical needs. The International Center for Intercultural Communication, part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, provides educational expertise in English for Specific Purposes. Family Voices Indiana serves families of children with special health care needs. As project partners, ICIC and Family Voices Indiana will collaborate to develop and facilitate a targe
Family Voices Indiana is a family-led organization that provides information, education, training, outreach, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them.