Oregon Health Care
Interpreters Association (OHCIA)

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Our Values

Founded by interpreters and dedicated to creating positive changes for the Pacific Northwest's diverse populations.

 
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Our Vision

A highly skilled HCI community that is economically successful and valued as an integral member of the health care team.

 
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Our Mission

To advance the Health Care Interpreter (HCI) profession to improve health outcomes for our community.


OHCIA Is Focused on 3 Areas of Impact:

 

1. AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE INTERPRETER TRAINING

We offer a low cost training program that meets the Oregon Health Authority’s 60 hour requirement for getting certified or qualified as a health care interpreter.  

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2. SUPPORT FOR OREGON CERTIFICATION & QUALIFICATION

In Oregon today, health care interpreters (HCIs) face the barriers of confusing information and lack of support when trying to get certified or qualified. We eliminate both by providing free assistance and resources.  

Learn more here.

3. INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP AND CHANGE

We are in active partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, Language Line, the Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine, and others to bring about collective impact for health care interpreters.  We also host an annual conference with industry and community leaders to inspire change.