Resources for further understanding:
National Institute for Coordinated Health Care Interpretips! A series of short videos dealing with interpreting issues. A joint production of Cross Cultural Communications and InterpretAmerica.
NCIHC workshops for interpreting trainers – powerpoints available in PDF format for free. Interesting viewpoints on some challenging issues.
From government sources:
Limited English Proficiency Resources for Effective Communication (from the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services)
National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards – from the Office of Minority Health of the US Department of Health and Human Services
Oregon Health Authority, Office of Equity and Inclusion – Health Care Interpreter Program
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