Setting the Course for the Next 15

On April 5-6, 2024, in Houston, TX, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) teamed up with The University of Houston Downtown (UHD) Department of History, Humanities, and Languages for two days brimming with educational enrichment and networking with other passionate industry professionals.

Healthcare interpreters, interpreter trainers, language services providers, healthcare organization leaders, university students, and faculty joined us for a truly unique experience! The Summit’s hashtag is #CCHI15 – follow us and share your thoughts!

Missed the big event, or want to share memories with colleagues? Content from the Summit is now available on our YouTube. Check it out here!

More information about the National Certification Summit on April 6click here.

More information about the UHD Language & Health Symposium on April 5click here

Healthcare Interpreter Appreciation Day Proclamation by Lina Hidalgo

To commemorate the hard work of healthcare interpreters in Harris County (and beyond), Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo proclaimed April 6, 2024 as "Healthcare Interpreter Certification Day." Hear a reading of the proclamation by CCHI Chair Vonessa Costa.

Information about CCHI’s 15th Anniversary Reception on April 5

When: 4 – 6 pm

Where: Angel Share (924 Congress St., Downtown Houston, TX 77002; which is a 12-minute walk from the UHD campus.

Cost: Free, but registration is required (It is part of the registration above.)


Quick Facts to Plan your Attendance

Event Venue (both days):

University of Houston Downtown (see map here)
April 5: Girard Street Building, 3rd floor, Milam room (UHD Welcome Center)
April 6: Academic Building, 3rd floor, Amphitheater (Mural area)
1 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

Public Transportation (both days): METROral Red line, UHD Stop, at the 3rd floor entrance level to the UHD One Main Building which is attached to the Academic Building where the Summit will take place.

Parking: $10  at the UH Downtown Visitor Parking Lot (201 Girard Street, Houston, TX  77002). OR: there are City lots around the campus also available.

Map of downtown Houston with all relevant locations: click here

Certificate of attendance: Provided at the end of the day; April 5 – 3 CE hrs, April 6 – 5.25 CE hrs from CCHI and 0.425 CEUs from RID


We reserved a special-rate block of rooms at this Marriott-operated hotel located within 15-minute walking distance from the event venue (and also on the light rail line). The special CCHI Summit rate can be applied to your stay on April 4 through April 7.

Availability: This special CCHI Summit rate is only valid on a first-come, first-served basis through March 25, 2024. Make sure to book through the link below!

AC Hotel Houston Downtown
723 Main St, Houston, Texas 77002

Room rate: $179 per night, Single/Double occupancy, plus taxes

Making Reservations: Hotel reservations should be made online – click here to book your room

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