Canopy Innovations is a digital health company in New York City whose technologies focus specifically on bridging the linguistic and cultural gap between providers and their limited-English proficient (LEP) patients. Canopy’s technologies take a unique approach to reduce the myriad health disparities that result from poor communication. Technology development has been supported by grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Canopy Learn

Canopy Learn teaches specialized medical concepts and terminology across a wide spectrum of commonly-encountered clinical scenarios, enabling providers to establish a rapport with their Spanish-speaking patients, utilizing essential conversation skills to eliminate communication friction. Canopy Learn is powered by a research-validated pedagogy, a rich array of interactive exercises, and consists of web-based curricula that deliver themed lessons at three successive levels of difficulty. It is self-paced, features a highly engaging medical telenovela, and focuses on common practitioner-patient interactions. The course is spread over 36 lessons, and offers content that is appropriate for both beginners and heritage Spanish-speakers. Its modular lesson design — which presents materials in several increments within each lesson — fits well into users’ busy schedules.

The intended learning outcomes can be defined as follows:

  • Build linguistic capacity, enabling the provider to better build rapport with Spanish-speaking patients to provide effective and compassionate care
  • Acquire specialized medical vocabulary across a wide spectrum of commonly-encountered medical scenarios
  • Gain a deepened awareness for the cultural diversity found within the Spanish-speaking world in addition to an appreciation for the necessity of heightened cultural sensitivity necessary to provide empathetic and effective patient care

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Product List Price Preferred Price for Members
For Professionals Canopy Learn – Single Level $295 $236
Canopy Learn – all three levels $595 $476