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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.

Recent Press Releases of NCIHC

Mental Health Highlighted by Language Access Advocates

Apr 20, 2018 - NCIHC (Press Release) - Mental health will be the topic of a keynote presentation at a national gathering of language access advocates to be held in Denver, Colorado on June 1-2, 2018.  As part of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care's (NCIHC)…

Julie Burns Honored as 2018 Language Access Champion

Apr 06, 2018 - NCIHC (Press Release) - Julie Burns honored as 2018 Language Access ChampionWashington, D.C. – Julie Burns, MEd, has been named 2018 Language Access Champion by the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC).   A leader in improving healthcare to patients and families…

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

Oct 19, 2017 - NCIHC (Press Release) - 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

Apr 24, 2017 - NCIHC (Press Release) - 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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