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Raising the Bar for Healthcare Interpreter Training
Apr 21, 2021


This 90-minute webinar will take place on
April 21, 2021 at 3:00 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM Central / 12:00 noon Pacific.

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This webinar will help healthcare interpreter trainers gain an understanding of our field’s complexities and trends in order to develop a vision for the future of our profession that includes language access provided by highly trained interpreters and the development of specialization. The presentation will include a brief historical overview of healthcare interpreting and will address different factors that impact the status of medical interpreting, including policy and advocacy, education, certification, technology, medical academia, T&I community, market research, and the impact of COVID-19. Tips and strategies to address these topics in training will be offered as well.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of why trainers have to understand the trends and complexities in the healthcare interpreting field.
  • Learn about the different factors that impact the status of medical interpreting and how to address them in training.
  • Think about their own vision for the future of this profession.

About the Presenter:

Johanna Parker, MA, CHI™, FCCI


Johanna Parker is a federally and California certified court interpreter and CCHI Certified Healthcare Interpreter™ and holds an M.A. in Translation and Interpretation (Spanish <>English) from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS).  She is Lead Interpreter for Education and Training at Stanford Health Care, a freelance conference interpreter, and a contract seminar interpreter for the U.S. Department of State. Johanna trains healthcare and court interpreters around the country and is an adjunct professor at MIIS, where she teaches medical interpreting.  She was awarded the California Healthcare Interpreting Association's Trainer of the Year award in 2015.



System Requirements

PC-based attendees:        Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees:    Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees:            Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet




Reasonable Accommodation:  If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact the NCIHC Administrative Assistant, at (202) 505-1537 or email  NCIHC must receive your request for an accommodation no later than two weeks prior to the date of this event. For those who request an accommodation after this date, every effort will be made to provide a reasonable accommodation; however, we may not be able to do so given potential time constraints.


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