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Interpreter Health and Safety: COVID-19
Mar 21, 2020
Practical tips and conversation about the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on healthcare interpreters.
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Infection Control and Industrial Safety for Medical Interpreters
Mar 16, 2020
Resources for how medical interpreters can maximize personal safety and infection control during on-site interpreting encounters.
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Interpreting in Mental Health Encounters
Mar 11, 2020
Learn more about how interpreters can support providers and non-English-dominant patients in mental health settings.
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Oversight organizations.


Professional organizations.

  • National Council on Interpreting in Health Care
    NCIHC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting professional healthcare interpreting.
  • Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters
    CCHI administers a national, valid, credible, vendor-neutral certification program for all healthcare interpreters - and the public good.
  • California Healthcare Interpreting Association
    CHIA is dedicated to improving the quality and availability of language services in the delivery of health care.
  • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
    RID is a national organization that represents and certifies American Sign Language interpreters.
  • National Health Law Program
    NHeLP protects and advances the health rights of low income and underserved individuals and families. NHeLP advocates, educates and litigates at the federal and state levels. Of special note are the publications related to interpreting and translation in healthcare, which can be found under the tab Publications and typing in the word interpreting in the Search by Keyword Using Google field.
  • American Translators Association
    ATA was established to advance the translation and interpreting profession and foster the professional development of individual translators and interpreters.