NCIHC Podcasts

Interpreting for Healthcare
Ensuring language access for all! 

presented by the Standards and Training Committee


This series of 30-minute podcasts are intended for healthcare interpreters, and anyone interested in improving linguistic access to healthcare. The National Council’s Standards & Training Committee hosts some of the brightest, most creative minds in the field to keep you abreast of emerging trends and best practices in our profession.  

Click HERE to see our promotional video.  

Below is a listing of each episode that has been published to date by the STC Podcast group.  Don't forget to check back here to watch any of the new episodes of Interpreting for Healthcare: ensuring language access for ALL!  

Episode #1

graphic of 3 people sitting around a table with microphones all talking during a podcast


Eliana Lobo, Chair of NCIHC's Standards and Training Committee, hosts the premiere episode. Every podcast will ask three questions of our guest , (loosely based on Charles Dickens' book "A Christmas Carol", where the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future share visions with the main character).

The podcast questions will always be:

  1. Looking back, what are you most proud of?
  2. Currently, what do you see as the biggest challenge?
  3. Looking forward, what would you love to see happen?

Watch the video to see how our first guest, Vonessa Costa, responds to these questions. 


Interpreting for Healthcare Episode #1


Here are two reference articles on the LSDT tool published in the Joint Commission Journal of Quality and Safety:

Language Services Documentation Tool

Joint Commission Journal Article