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									Activities of MIC Kanagawa
   Multi-language Information Center
           (Authorized NPO)


  Ko ISHIDA
  Auditor
Agenda

   Back Ground
   History
   Significance of our activities
   Services that we offer
   Personnel composition
   Number of dispatch and costs
   FY 2007 budget
   FY 2008 outlook
  Back Ground
 Since 1980, number of foreign Kanagawa residents
  rapidly increased due to the establishment of a
  settlement center for refugees and Japanese ancestry
  workers
 Active   support by individual interpreters, foreign
  resident NGOs, the extra-governmental organizations
  (eg. International lounges in Yokohama)
 Existence of doctors and medical social workers who
  are eager to help foreign residents’ medical problems
History of MIC Kanagawa
1999, February
   Study Group on Medical Language Problems for Foreigners was

   established

   (Kanagawa Volunteer Center)

2000, October
   Foreign Residents’ Council proposed the Governor to establish the

   medical interpretation system

2001, April
   Exploratory Committee to study dispatching interpreters (foreign
   residents, major committee members and gov. administration)
2002, April
  MIC Kanagawa was founded
2002, August
  The model project to support the Kanagawa medical interpretation
  services started
  Dispatch volunteer interpreters (5 languages) to 6 designated
  hospitals
2003, April
  Supporting Center for residents’ activities
  Kanagawa voluntary activities Promote Funds 21
  Grant for collaboration (Kanagawa prefecture was the partner)
Significance of our activities
   To gain the understanding of necessity and
    effectiveness of using paid, highly skilled
    medical interpreters by the medical facilities
    and administration
   Seek for a society with no language and culture
    barriers by utilizing trained interpreters
   A friendly society to foreign residents is also a
    friendly society for Japanese
Services of MIC Kanagawa
   To train and dispatch medical volunteer
    interpreters
   To dispatch interpreters to the municipal
    tuberculosis check-ups for foreign residents
   To dispatch general interpreters to the city
    office, public school etc.
   To train and dispatch interpreters/translators in
    case of natural disasters
   Translation services to support foreign
    residents
    Past record of all activities
      3,000



                                                             66
      2,500
                                                 36          448               General Int.

                                         24     409
      2,000
                                        587                                    Others
              From
      1,500
              October
              5Language
                                                                     2,351     Prefecture
              6Hospital      37                             2,161
      1,000                                     1,968                        10Languages
              s              390
                                        1,535                                17Hospitals
                                                                             ¥1000/case Burden
5Language
       500
                                                                             share by Hospitals
6Hospital                    694
                   41
s                 269
.       0
                  2002      2003        2004    2005        2006     2007


                         7 Languages                  10 Languages
                         16 Hospitals                 16 Hospitals
Dispatch results by language under
Collaboration Project with Kanagawa
prefecture (FY 2006) Total 2161 cases
                         Spanish 51%




     Laos 1%                                                 Cambodia 0%


                                                             Korean 2%

                                                             Tagalog 3%

  Portuguese 15%                                        Thai 4%
                                               English 12%
                   Chinese 12%    Vietnam 1%
MIC Kanagawa Board Meeting
   Directors: (6)
      ・professor specializing in social welfare
    ・chief clerk of a health clinic
    ・medical social worker
    ・doctor
    ・volunteer interpreters (Japanese and foreign nationals)
   Program Advisors: (3)
      ・administrative officer
    ・member of Kanagawa social welfare council
    ・former member of the international association
   Secretariat: (2)
    ・secretary-general
Staff (11)
   At office:
     Paid staff 4
    Secretary-General (1)
    Full-time staff (1)
    Part-time staff (2)
    Volunteer clerks (unpaid) 7
    Accounting assistant (3)
         (eg. billing, data input, receipt booking)
    Newsletter editor (3)
   At home:
     Homepage editor (1)
Volunteer Medical Interpreters (174)
                                                Spanish 53
    Portuguese 32




                                                             Cambodia 6


                                                             Laos 2
  Chinese 26                                            Vietnam 4

                                                       Korean 12
                    English 19             Tagalog 9
                                 Thai 11
Other Volunteers (about 160 )

   Dispatching coordinator (12)
        (among which 11 are interpreters as well)
   General Interpretation Volunteers (141)
       (21 languages)
   Other Interpretation Volunteers
        (Russian, Indonesian)
   Technical Advisor (Professor emeritus of a
    medical school)
Kanagawa’s Medical Interpreting Referral System
■ Dispatch System


                                                                        patient
               Coordinators              Medical Facilities
                                        (agreements, MSW)

                Interpreters            Kanagawa Pref.
                                       (Staff registration, ID issue)
                MIC
                Kanagawa


■ Training:    Freshmen training(includes screening test), in-service

       training, language group initiated training, coordinator and MSW

       training, seminars for medical interpreters

■    Fee:   ¥3000 per service for a coordinator and an interpreter staff
               Trend of total expenditure
¥ 25,000,000
                                                             ¥ 22,853,872   ¥ 22,155,888   ¥     22,885,700

                                              ¥ 20,238,639
¥ 20,000,000                 ¥   18,401,004



¥ 15,000,000




¥ 10,000,000

               ¥ 6,172,829


¥ 5,000,000




    ¥    0
                  2002            2003            2004          2005           2006
                                                                                               2007(budget)
              Past record of all activities
    3,000


                                                        66
    2,500
                                              36       448
                                       24     409                         General Int.
    2,000
                                       587
                                                                          Others
              From October
    1,500
              5 Languages
                                                                          Prefecture
              6 Hospitals
                                                              2351
                             37                        2161
    1,000                                     1968                   10 Languages
                             390
                                       1535                          17 Hospitals
                                                                     ¥1,000/case Burden
    500
5Languages                                                           share by Hospitals
                  41         694
6Hospitals
                 269
          0
                 2002        2003      2004   2005     2006   2007

                        7 Languages
                        16 Hospitals           10 Languages
                                               16 Hospitals
 Expected number of dispatch and cost
  1,000 YEN

45,000


40,000

35,000
                                                              30,000
30,000
                                                                        Number of Hospitals
                                                                        (Estimated)
25,000

                                                                        Number of Dispatch
20,000
                                                                        (Estimated) ,
15,000                                            10,000
10,000
                                                           11,000       Expenditure
                             3,100       5,000                          (In 1,000 Yen)
  5,000           296                100      1,000                     (Estimated)
              6         50
          0


              2002      2007           2012      2017        2022      YEAR
MIC Kanagawa FY 2007 Budget
(Expenditure) 22, 885, 700 yen
              1%
                               25%
                                          Consultation

                                          Interpreter Training

                                          Advisory
                                     1%
                                          Management cost

                                     4%   Other activities

                                          Publicity

                                   0%     Health consultation

                                          General Interpreter dispatch
                                   5%
                                          Translation
                              1%
56%                                       Medical Interpreter dispatch
                         5%
                    1%
MIC Kanagawa FY 2007 Budget
(Income) 22,885, 700 yen
                                                                                    Income from
                                         Income from activities
                                                                                    activities
                                                     22%

                                                                                    Membership fee
                                                            Membership fee

                                                                     3%             Other
                                                              other       0%
                                                                                    Co-payment by
                                                                                    hospitals
                                                              Co-payment       by
                                                                                    Income from
                                                                  hospitals
                                                                                    consigners
                                                              10%
                                                                                    Donation, charity

                                                     Income from consigners
Subsidy from                                                                        Subsidy from
                                                     3%
Local government   51%                                                              Local government
                         Donation, charity   11%
FY 2007 subsidies

   Kikin 21 (Promote Funds 21) 9.4 mil. yen

   Yokohama Yume Funds 1.01 mil yen

   Medical Interpreters’ activity survey grant   0.6mil
    yen
Kikin 21

   Kikin 21 (Promote Funds 21) is to subsidize
    collaboration projects up to 10 million yen per
    year (max. 5 years)
FY2008 Budget Outlook
(Interpreting Service with the Prefecture)
 Income about 15 million yen
<break down>
From Kanagawa Prefecture fund 5.15 mil.
  yen
From beneficiaries 7.35 mil. yen
MIC Kanagawa budget 2.5 mil. yen
* 0.6 mil. yen will be appropriate out of
  membership fee (Y3000 /year/member)
Authorized NPO by the National Tax Agency


   Authorized NPO is an organization which has
    received the approval by the Director-General
    of the National Tax Administration Agency
    fulfilling the certain conditions of operation
    and its activities.
   Contributions to such NPOs will offer the
    organization an additional tax deductible limit
    equivalent to the contributed amount together
    with a general contribution deduction.
                           History of MIC Kanagawa

・In February 1999, Study Group on Medical and Language Problems for Foreigners was        established
with the cooperation of Minatomachi Clinic, Kanagawa Volunteer Center and volunteer interpreters.
・In October 2000, Kanagawa Foreign Residents’ Council was established. Recommendations were
submitted to the Governor.
・In 2001, responding to recommendations, Kanagawa prefectural government started to study the
possibility of creating a medical interpreting service.
→ inviting board members from Medical Associations, foreign residents, Council members and
administrative officers
・In April 2002, MIC Kanagawa was established. Prefecture-led interpreting service model project has
started.
・In FY 2003, project financed by the Voluntary Activity Promotion Fund 21 has started.

								
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