CHIA's Philosophy

The California Healthcare Interpreting Association is dedicated to improving the quality and availability of language services in the delivery of health care.

Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals have the right to meaningful access to health care services. Communication is an essential part of that right. We believe the person providing language or communication assistance (the interpreter) must be trained and competent.


"Healthcare interpreters and providers working together to overcome linguistic and cultural barriers to high-quality care."

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