Web Links


Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters
National Board of Certification for Healthcare Commissioners

Cultural Competency

The Cross Cultural Health Care Program
Joint Commission: Hospitals, Language and Culture

Interpreter Standards of Practice

International Medical Interpreter Association (IMIA)
California Health Care Interpreter Association (CHIA)
Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT)

Standards for Provision of Interpreter Services

American Society for Testing and Materials - Standard Guide for Language Interpretation Services
National Standards for Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care

Best Practices

Providing Language Interpretation Services in Health Care Settings: Examples from the Field

Federal Legal and Regulatory Issues

Office of Minority Health
The National Health Law Program
www.lep.gov A Federal Interagency Website

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office for Civil Rights

State Legal and Regulatory Issues

Massachusetts Emergency Room Interpreter Bill
Oregon Law regarding Interpreter Services

Training Resources

The Cross Cultural Health Care Program
Health Care Interpreter Training In California
NCIHC Webinars and Training

Educational Programs

Des Moines Area Community College
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterrey
University of Massachusetts at Amherst Medical Interpreting Program

NYU:  Professional Certificate in Medical Interpreting
Portland Community College

Other Related Sites

The Commonwealth Fund
The Consortium of Physicians from Latin America (COPHYLA)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Hablamos Juntos Program
Healthcare Interpretation Network (HIN)
Healthcare 411

LEP Taskforce
Refugee Health Information Network
National Health Law Program