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Language Access for the Whole Person – Body, Mind, and Spirit

6/5/2015 to 6/6/2015
When: 6/5/2015
Where: Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
1500 Washington Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55454
United States

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Language Access for the Whole Person – Body, Mind, and Spirit

2015 NCIHC Annual Membership Meeting


Minneapolis, Minnesota

When:          Friday, June 5, 2015:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                   Saturday, June 6, 2015:  8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
                    “Interpretini “ Reception / Language Access Champions Awards Ceremony 
Friday, 6 - 8:30 pm

Where:         Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
                    1500 Washington Ave South
                    Minneapolis, MN  55454              

 Your registration fee covers:

  • Thursday afternoon Hospital Tour (space is limited) Click here for more information!
  • Thursday night Meet and Greet Welcome Reception
  • (with complimentary Appetizers and Drinks)
  • Breakfast on Friday and Saturday
  • Lunch on Friday and Saturday
  • Live performance by the Hmong Cultural Center on Friday morning
  • Friday Break, including snacks and beverages
  • The Language Access Champions Award Ceremony/Interpretini Reception
  • (with complimentary Buffet and Drinks!)
  • CEUs (pending)

Hospital Tour: Please note that there will be a tour of Hennepin County Medical Center on Thursday afternoon, June 4, 2015. Click here for more information!

Press Release: Click here.

Plan your trip to Minneapolis: Click here.

Sponsors and Exhibitors: Information on Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities can be found here. Sponsors & Exhibitors REGISTER HERE!


Introducing the AMM 2015 Keynote Speakers!

Rosa Garcia-Peltoniemi, Keynote Presentation, on "Interpreting for Torture Survivors -- Restoring the Dignity of the Human Spirit"

Dr. Garcia-Peltoniemi is a Senior Consulting Clinician at the Center for Victims of Torture where she has been since 1987.  Her clinical and research background is in cross-cultural assessment and intervention with survivors of political trauma.  She has lectured extensively on refugee mental health topics and has served as a consultant to the National Institute of Mental   Health's Refugee Program.  She is the 2014 recipient of the Minnesota Psychological Association's Diversity in Leadership Award.  Dr. Garcia-Peltoniemi has long been an advocate of providing language access in services to refugees.

Sahra Noor, Keynote Presentation, on Challenges and Best Practices in Providing Language Access in Healthcare to LLD Communities

Sahra Noor is the Chief Executive Officer of People’s Center Health Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ms. Noor has more than 15 years of experience serving medically underserved populations in the Twin Cities as a leader and clinician. Prior to joining People’s Center Health Services, she held leadership roles at Fairview Health Services as director of community  health and language services and at UnitedHealth Group as director of clinical operations for Medicaid populations in several states across the United States. She considers herself as a bridge builder and culture broker, someone who understands the American health care system and the needs of low-income and immigrant communities.  Noor holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from St. Catherine University and a master’s degree in Nursing and Health Systems Administration from the University of Minnesota. She was recently chosen as one of the top 40 young business leaders under the age of 40 by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

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