Archive for December, 2019

Happy 2020!

We thank you for your continued support of CCHI in 2019 – a year filled with reflections about the future, upgrades to our testing systems, and celebration of 10 years of the healthcare interpreter certification in the U.S. We thank you for your trust in and loyalty to CCHI! Without you, we cannot be a success.

In 2020, we look forward to working with you to accelerate the progress toward establishing the healthcare interpreter certification as the national standard. One of the opportunities is to participate in the EtoE Research Study. Watch what our Chair Margarita Bekker has to say about this Study – click here.

We wish everyone a New Year full of excitement, peace, happiness, health, and professional prosperity!

CCHI Commissioners, staff and support team

Fall 2019 Discover HCI Scholarship Awards

December 15, 2019

Washington, DC

Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)
National Council on Health Care Interpreting (NCIHC)

We are

pleased to announce five recipients of the 2019 Fall cycle of the “Discover Healthcare Interpreting” CoreCHI™ Scholarship. This scholarship supports certification of interpreters of languages for which only the CoreCHI™ certification is currently available. We thank CCHI Commissioners and the Board of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (, for the contribution to our 2019 Fall scholarship.

The National Council on Interpreting in Health Care is a multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to promote and enhance language access in health care in the United States. The NCIHC started as an informal working group in 1994 and met yearly until it was formally established in 1998. The group is composed of leaders from around the country who work as medical interpreters, interpreter service coordinators and trainers, clinicians, policymakers, advocates and researchers. The NCIHC is a membership organization.

CCHI Commissioners donated their speaking engagements honoraria to the 2019 Fall Scholarship cycle.

The Fall 2019 recipients of the “Discover Healthcare Interpreting” CoreCHI™ Scholarship are:

1. Nayshunda O. Burke (ASL, GA)
2. Laureta Comeau (Albanian, MA)
3. Galina Iancu (Romanian, NC)
4. Hom N. Pokhrel (Nepali, MN)
5. Natalia Wolff (Russian, IL)

CCHI and NCIHCcommend the achievements and the commitment to professional success of the scholarship winners. We wish them the best of luck on their testing and certification journey.

CCHI Commissioners and staff

Information about the scholarship is available here.

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