NCIHC Annual Membership Meeting (AMM)

was held on April 29th and 30th

  Click here to see the Agenda 

   Congratulations to our Award Winners!   

NCIHC Organizational Language Access Champion 2022

Congratulations to Found in Translation for being this year's organizational language access champion award winner.

NCIHC Individual Language Access Champion 2022

Congratulations to Melinda Paras for being this year's individual language access champion award winner.

Thank you to our AMM Sponsors!

This year's AMM is FREE to all NCIHC Members!

Click here to become a member of NCIHC.

NCIHC is excited to welcome you to the 15th AMM – we are eager to have you join in on the conversations with our professionals who will be sharing and discussing subjects that you care about, ones that will enrich your career and meet NCIHC’s mission of promoting and enhancing language access in health care. 

This year’s theme is Moving Forward: Stronger, Wiser, Together.  Over the last two years, the world has changed dramatically due to Covid-19.  This change has affected every aspect of human activity and most certainly healthcare interpreting.  Many healthcare interpreters have lost their jobs, moved from on-site activities to remote work, or have left the profession.  Most notably some interpreters paid the ultimate price of losing their lives as they valiantly provided on-site services for those in desperate need during this raging pandemic.  We are now beginning, however, to move out of the ravages of the pandemic and it is time for us to move forward being stronger, wiser, and together.   

NCIHC has chosen to honor all of those who work in Language Access by making the 2022 Annual Membership Meeting free for all members and it will be virtual.   This year we have a lineup of amazing topics that will embrace our theme of moving forward, and we are confident that there is something for everyone.

AMM Keynote Speaker

Andrea Salinas
Oregon State Representative

This year’s keynote speaker is Oregon State Representative Andrea Salinas, a daughter of an immigrant.  She has been on the Oregon frontlines fighting for more accessible quality health care, raising the minimum wage, and passing the nation’s most progressive paid family leave bill, to name just a few of her significant accomplishments.  In 2021 Representative Salinas was the chief sponsor for House Bill 2359, wherein she sought to align Oregon law with Federal law so that healthcare providers utilize certified and qualified healthcare interpreters when interacting with a patient for whom spoken English is not the person’s preferred language. The law (HB 2359 signed into law on July 14, 2021) seeks to close the current loophole in Oregon law by requiring providers and agencies to work with certified or qualified healthcare interpreters who have been enrolled in the interpreter registry managed by Oregon Health Authority.

Click here to read the AMM Keynote Speaker Press Release

Click here to visit Rep Andrea Salinas' Legislative webpage

AMM User Guide 

Language Access Cafe Topics

This year we had over a dozen proposals submitted for the Language Access Café topics.  These discussions will include an array of areas that are applicable to a broad audience: the language of lesser diffusion challenges, diverse strategic planning for NCIHC,  preparing for oral examinations, self-care for the healthcare interpreter professional, part II of language access and equity issues and resolutions, leadership in language access, a relook at the NCIHC Standards of Practice, assistive devices that enhance communication, the impact of outsourcing in the US, Afghanistan refugee language access needs, case conference using Demand Control Schema and the pandemic’s impact on the healthcare interpreting profession.

Click here 
for a detailed list of this year's Language Access Cafe topics, a description, and objectives as well as the facilitator's bio.


Reasonable Accommodations
Please note: If accommodations are needed for communication access, please contact Amy Niven at [email protected] by April 20, 2022.  At least 7 business days advance notice is requested in order to assure availability; requests made fewer than 7 days prior to the event will attempt to be accommodated but cannot be guaranteed.


CCHI 5.0 instructional hours 

RID - can earn up to 0.4 CEUs (0.1 Keynote, 0.1 for each LA Cafe session - max of 3)

Here is the CEU form for this event:

ATA - 5 continuing education points

IMIA/NBCMI - 0.4 CEU with verified attendance

AMM Silent Auction

The purpose of the silent auction is to raise funds to support membership dues to potential new and existing members that are unable to join or renew their membership as a result...

The Silent Auction has ended.


Who are the past NCIHC Language Access Champions?

You can click here to learn more.