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The NCIHC started as an informal working group in 1994 and met yearly until it was formally established in 1998. The group is composed of leaders from around the country who work as medical interpreters, interpreter service coordinators and trainers, clinicians, policymakers, advocates and researchers.

Our goals include:
– Establishing a framework that promotes culturally competent health care interpreting,including standards for the provision of interpreter services in health care settings and a code of ethics for interpreters in health care
– Developing and monitoring policies, research, and model practices.
Sponsoring a national dialogue of diverse voices and interests on related issues.
– Collecting, disseminating and acting as a clearinghouse on programs and policies to improve language access to health care for limited English proficient (LEP) patients.

National Council on Interpreting in Health Care Announces Location of Annual Membership Meeting 2018

June 1-2, 2018 interpreters, translators, language access advocates, hospital administrators, service providers, immigration law makers, interpreter department managers/directors and all involved in language access and immigrant/refugee issues are welcome and encouraged to attend the NCIHC Annual Membership Meeting (AMM) in…

National Council on Interpreting in Health Care Announces 2017 Board of Directors

The National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC) is proud to announce the results of its 2017 Board of Director elections. The newly elected Board Members are as follows: Director-at-Large Kevin Cunningham Ginevra Deianni They will join current members:…


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