Founded by interpreters, the Oregon Health Care Interpreters Association (OHCIA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to creating positive changes for the pacific northwest's diverse populations.
We exist to advocate for, educate, and resource the health care interpreter professional community.
We see a future in which….
…All health care interpreters are certified or qualified.
…Health care providers recognize and support the integral role of the interpreter.
…Health care interpreters are well equipped and supported.
…Limited English proficiency patients are provided quality interpretation in all health care settings.
…All stakeholders in the health care interpreter industry work together to create positive change.
...Refugees, immigrants, and asylees are able to pursue meaningful economic opportunities as interpreters.
…Health outcomes for diverse populations are at their best.