The Department of Community Engagement strives to improve communication access for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind residents of New Mexico by providing a broad range of services which include:
Professional Development Opportunities for Signed Language Interpreters
NMCDHH offers professional development opportunities and promotes events and programs offered by other entities. Link to Professional Development.
Signed Language Interpreter Licensure
Providing guidance to interpreters and the community about New Mexico Interpreter Licensure requirements and processes and serve as the liaison from NMCDHH to the Signed Language Interpreting Practices Board. Link to Licensure.
Communication Access Resources
Information about providing services such as interpreting and CART services. Link to Communication Access
A broad array of Fact Sheets on many topics are available. Link to Fact Sheets
Social Media and Website
Sharing information with our constituents through our online presence including:
- A bi-weekly email newsletter – sign up with the “Subscribe” box on each page of our website.
Coordinate communication access services for NMCDHH staff and events.
Coordinate a variety of special projects to increase our constituents’ access to legal, behavioral health, and other services.
Conducting Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for services to assist our constituents.
For additional information, please contact:
Lisa Dignan, M.Ed., CI and CT
Director of Community Engagement