At Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, our combined staff of 323 people speaks 31 languages and comes from 35 countries. 77% of our staff are bilingual, of which 16% are trilingual. We employ staff whose backgrounds reflect the diversity of our client community. Increasingly, we recruit trilingual staff (primarily fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese). At last count, in addition to English, Spanish, and Portuguese, our staff spoke Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, Davaweno, Farsi, French, Ga, German, Gujrati, Hausa, Hindi, Italian, Kikuyu, Malyalam, Nepali, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Shona, Somali, Sindhi, Swahili, Tagalog, Twi, Urdu, Vietnamese, Visayan and Yoruba. All staff receives ongoing cultural competency training. All of our physicians are residency trained and board certified. Our Medical Team includes family practice physicians, internists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, optometrists, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, registered nurses, chronic disease nurse case managers, medical assistants, nursing assistants, licensed dieticians, certified diabetes educators, HIV counselors and case managers, family planning counselors, tobacco treatment specialists, childbirth educators, certified lactation counselors and consultants, and patient navigators. We have specialists on site including: obstetricians, gynecologists, podiatrists, urologists, dermatologists, infectious disease specialists, pulmonologists, and ophthalmologists. Our Dental Team includes dentists, oral surgeons, dental hygienists, dental technicians, dental educators, and dental lab technicians, along with support staff who provide services at two dental sites in Worcester, one in Clinton, and one in Framingham. Our Behavioral Health and Social Service team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed social workers, psychotherapists, caseworkers and home visitors. Our staff also includes health educators, youth educators, patient advocates, community health workers, and interpreters for Spanish, Portuguese, Albanian, Nepali and Somali. These positions are critical to effective service delivery, successful outreach to hard to reach underserved communities, providing health education, helping clients navigate the health care system, and advocating for clients. We are committed to creating access to high quality, comprehensive health care for all people. Governed by our patients, we are dedicated to maintaining strong standards of excellence while respecting the diversity, dignity and confidentiality of our patients and staff.