Utah Community Builders translates toolkit to reach more diverse communities
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (JULY 6, 2021) – Utah Community Builders, the social impact nonprofit of the Salt Lake Chamber, in partnership with inWhatLanguage, a leading localization and translation technology provider, has released the Suicide Prevention in the Workforce Employer Toolkit in Spanish. The toolkit was originally released last October during the launch of the Workforce Resilience Through Mental Fitness initiative. As Spanish speakers make up nearly 12% of Utah’s population, they are a crucial part of the workforce.
“Utahns from all walks of life have unfortunately felt the impact of suicide,” said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance. “By translating the toolkit into another language, the business community will be able to reach more individuals with information and tools to assess and improve the mental and emotional wellness of their employees. We hope to reach more people in our community and help them feel genuinely supported.”
The workplace is a critical area to address mental health and suicide prevention. This Toolkit is a call to action for employers to implement and refine strategies focused on improving the mental health of their employees. This is an important part of a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention — outlined in the Utah Suicide Prevention State Plan — that can empower employees and save lives.
“Using our translation capabilities, we were happy to empower businesses who can distribute these mental fitness resources to our diverse community,” said Cody Broderick, CEO and Founder of inWhatLanguage. “We started inWhatLanguage Impact to save, change and improve lives by breaking the cultural barriers that exist because of languages. I am proud of the translation services we provide to vital health and trade organizations, along with support to crisis-affected communities around the world.”
As businesses strive to become more inclusive and diverse, they will need to find ways to provide access to information to English Language Learners. inWhatLanguage was a key partner to help distribute these resources to the Spanish-speaking population in Utah.
The Salt Lake Chamber’s Utah Community Builders created the toolkit content in coordination with the Utah Department of Health, Utah Department of Human Services, Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition, and National Alliance on Mental Illness – Utah.
To view the Suicide Prevention in the Workforce Employer Toolkit, visit the Salt Lake Chamber website.
ABOUT THE UTAH COMMUNITY BUILDERS
Utah Community Builders is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social impact foundation that is an affiliate of the Salt Lake Chamber. Utah Community Builders creates a platform for businesses to engage our most pressing challenges, harnessing the innovation and efficiency of the private sector to drive real progress on social issues affecting our businesses, workforce, families, and all Utahns. The Utah Community Builders Advisory Board is co-chaired by Clark Ivory, CEO of Ivory Homes, and Lisa Eccles, president and COO of the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.
ABOUT THE SALT LAKE CHAMBER
The Salt Lake Chamber is Utah’s largest and longest-standing business association. A statewide chamber of commerce with members in all 29 Utah counties, the Chamber represents the broad interests of the state’s 63,000- plus employers, which employ more than 1.4 million Utahns. This includes thousands of Chamber members and their employees. With roots that date back to 1887, the Chamber stands as the voice of business, supports its members’ success and champions community prosperity.
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