Medical Interpreter Video
(Harborview Medical Center & University of Washington Medical Center)
HEALTH CARE INTERPRETERS PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION WEBSITES
California Healthcare Interpreters Association
This is California's most important professional association of interpreters. They are responsible for writing California's Interpreter Standards of Practice.
American Translators Association
This is the nation's largest Translators association. They are well-known for their annual and specialized conferences. There is an Interpreters Division that includes medical interpreting.
Northern California Translators Association
This site serves as a focal point for translators in Northern California. They are considered the region's chapter of the American Translators Association.
National Counsel on Interpreting in Health Care
This organization promotes culturally competent professional health care interpreting as a means to support equal access to health care services for individuals with limited English proficiency.
International Medical Interpreter Association
is a US-based international organization committed to the advancement of professional medical interpreters as the best practice to equitable language access to health care for linguistically diverse patients.
Cross Cultural Health Care Program
This organization is responsible for designing one of the earliest training programs for interpreters in health care. They also wrote Bridging the Gap, a well-known text used in training health care interpreters.
This website provides national information and resources on medical interpreting.
This governmental website provides policy perspectives on meaningful access for people who are limited English proficient.
Voice of Love: Interpreting Compassion
promotes and supports interpreting for survivors of torture, trauma and sexual violence.VOL is dedicated to giving every survivor who faces a language barrier a voice through a trained, qualified interpreter.VOL develops training and resources and offers technical assistance to support quality interpreting in this specialized area. VOL support interpreters in the field.