Interpreter Training

for Health and Human Services

 

The North Carolina Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities has identified five interpreter trainings. These are Level 1 Foundations of Professional Interpretation for Health and Human Services, Level 2 Interpreter Training for Health and Human Services: Skills Improvement, Ethics and Practical Study, Level 3 Spanish Interpreter: Introduction to Anatomy/Physiology, Medical Terminology and Medical Interpreter Ethics and Standards of Practice; Sight Translation; and Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation and Overview of National Professional Medical Interpreter Certification Exams.

The ultimate goal of the Interpreter Training for Health and Human Services is to increase participants’ awareness, knowledge and skill-building needed to begin setting a foundation for building a more culturally and linguistically competent public health and human service delivery system.

Level 1 Foundations of Professional Interpretation for Health and Human Services participants will learn the primary roles, ethics and techniques of professional interpreting, with an emphasis on medical interpretation.

Level 2 Interpreter Training for Health and Human Services: Skills Improvement, Ethics and Practical Study reviews and addresses technical and ethical challenges that may arise while practicing the skills taught.

Level 3 Spanish Interpreter: Introduction to Anatomy/Physiology and Medical Terminology improves knowledge of health care and medical terminology in English and Spanish.

Medical Interpreter Ethics and Standards of Practice; Sight Translation; and Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation provides an intense examination of foreign language interpreter ethics and national standards of practice.

Overview of National Professional Medical Interpreter Certification Exams compares/contrasts the two main medical interpreter certification exams currently offered at the national level.

All of the above trainings are offered through the nine local Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) across the state.

Area L AHEC
1631 S. Wesleyan Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
(252)972-6958

Charlotte AHEC
5039 Airport Center Pkwy.
Charlotte, NC 28208
(704)512-6523

Eastern AHEC
2600 W. Arlington Blvd.
Greenville, NC 27834
(252)744-5221

Greensboro AHEC
1200 N. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27401-1020
(336)832-8025

Mountain AHEC
121 Hendersonville Rd.
Asheville, NC 28803
(828)257-4400

Northwest AHEC
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1060
(336)713-7700

South East AHEC
2511 Delaney Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910)343-0161

Southern Regional AHEC
1601 Owen Dr.
Fayetteville, NC 27304
(910)323-1152

 

Wake AHEC
3261 Atlantic Ave #212
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919)350-8547

 

Last Modified: August 29, 2018