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.
Society of Medical Interpreters
This organization promotes professionalism and excellence in interpretive services to enhance the provision of health and social services to individuals with limited English proficiency.
The IMIA is the oldest and largest medical interpreter association in the country. They represent medical interpreters as the experts in medical interpreting, but membership is also open to those interested in medical interpreting and language access. We currently have a division of providers, corporate members, and trainers.
About Health Careers
Gives the basic information about the Healthcare Interpreter career.
Health Career Interpreter Network
Interpreters in Healthcare
Related Web Sites
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.
Dictionaries and Online Translation Machines
Dictionaries in almost every language:
best starting point for many languages as well as professional field dictionaries in business, science, legal, medical, and many more.
Machine translation in many languages:
is a machine translation site for many languages.
Websters Creole/English Dictionary
Medical Terminology dictionaries and translators, online:
is a medical terminology translation site for nine European languages
is a medical terminology site
provides explanations of various medical terms and diseases in English.
lists many medical dictionaries in English 4
English/English dictionaries and other word reference books:
Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary Online
Merriam-Webster Dictionary online
Large online English dictionary