We are all in a deep state of unknown with everything changing daily. We are all adapting. One thing we know is that the future will look different. The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting how language services are provided, who provides them, and how LEP patients are treated. Let’s hear from people on the front lines from the Midwest, West Coast and in the South. CCHI’s Commissioner Jorge Ungo will lead the conversation with Valerie Huang of Nationwide Children’s (OH), Meredith Stegall of Parkland Health (TX), and Angélica Villagrán de Gonzales of Stanford Health (CA).
You may watch the free recording of the live webinar held on May 19, 2020 at our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/ORKEqg5x8BA
(This is an informational webinar, not a CE one; no certificates are issued.)
CCHI Commissioners and one of our advisors discuss the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for healthcare interpreters individually and for the profession as a whole. The panelists are Wilma Alvarado-Little, M.A., M.S.W., Margarita Bekker, CoreCHI™, Mateo Rutherford, M.A., CHI™-Spanish, Idolly Oliva, M.B.A., and CCHI’s executive director Natalya Mytareva, M.A., CoreCHI™. They discuss the issues of infection control and ethical dilemmas during the pandemic, challenges of switching to the remote modality from the interpreter’s and manager’s perspectives, implications of cancelled CE events, interpreter self-care, and CCHI’s testing practices.
This online course is based on the recording of a live webinar, broadcast on March 21, 2020. It is intended for interpreters of all levels and languages, and for interpreter managers.
Complete the Online Training Module if you would like to receive a certificate of completion (click the corresponding button below to be re-directed to the training portal; click on the course name and enter the code 2020COVID-19). The online training module is accredited by CEAP/CCHI for 1.5 general CE hours (CEAP ID # 09241).
This webinar is for interpreters (Arabic, Mandarin and Spanish) who have registered for or are interested in the EtoE Research Study which is conducted by CCHI in January 24-March 14, 2020. The goal of the study is to find out if it is possible to measure cognitive interpreting skills (=ability to successfully convert meaning from one language into another) via a standardized English-to-English (EtoE) oral performance test. Natalya Mytareva, CCHI’s Executive Director, explains the structure of the ETOE™ exam, the types of tasks test takers will be asked to perform, and the logistics of taking it together with a corresponding bilingual CHI™ exam.
In her keynote “A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats: The Medical Interpreter’s Role in Health Care and the T&I Community,” Johanna Parker, M.A., CHI™-Spanish, identifies urgent issues faced by different stakeholder groups of the medical interpreting today, especially those, that contribute to the alienation and divisive attitudes or jeopardize the professionalization of healthcare interpreting. The keynote took place at the first National Healthcare Interpreter Certification Summit held by CCHI on October 12, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN (http://cchicertification.org/10-years/summit/).
Coming soon! If you would like to receive a certificate of completion of viewing this recording as part of your Continuing Education, you need to complete the Online Training Module (fee – $10). The online training module is accredited for 1 CE hour by CEAP/CCHI.
Mara Youdelman, J.D., CCHI’s first Chair and Managing Attorney at the National Health Law Program, discusses opportunities and challenges related to language access that face us over the coming year. Healthcare issues are front-and-center in the looming Presidential campaign cycle and Congressional debates to increase access to health care. This should provide new opportunities to advance language access. Yet, with anti-immigrant sentiment on the rise, we must also fight to protect the rights of limited English proficient individuals. So how can interpreters and advocates engage in national and state conversations around improving health care access while fighting back against proposals that create fear in communities about accessing health care? The keynote took place on October 12, 2019, during CCHI’s first National Healthcare Interpreter Certification Summit in Minneapolis, MN (http://cchicertification.org/10-years/summit/).
Complete the Online Training Module if you would like to receive a certificate of completion (click the corresponding button below to be re-directed to the training portal; fee – $10). The online training module is accredited for 1 CE hour by CEAP/CCHI.
The webinar was originally presented by Natalya Mytareva, M.A., CoreCHI™, on December 19, 2019. The presenter explains the CHI™ exam’s structure, administration logistics, and how to prepare for it.
The webinar was originally presented by Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, M.A., CHI™-Spanish, Karin Ruschke, M.A., and Mara Youdelman, J.D., on July 16, 2019. The presenters discussed the issues of healthcare interpreters’ professionalism, leadership, professional engagement and development.
Complete the online training module if you would like to receive a certificate of completion (click the button to be re-directed to the training portal). The online training module is accredited for 1.75 CE hours by CEAP/CCHI.
The webinar was held on October 6, 2018. Our guest presenter Margarita Bekker focuses on the medical concepts, terminology and protocols/procedures related to joint replacement of the hip and knee, including peri-operative patient education, surgery and post-operative rehabilitation, with the attention to the fact that mostly geriatric patients undergo such procedures.
The online training module is coming soon.
The webinar was held on May 16, 2018. Our guest presenter Ludmila Golovine, President of MasterWord® Services, guided the attendees through a series of case studies and tools that can help identify and examine triggers leading to vicarious trauma impacting language professionals and their well-being and performance. This webinar was not recorded because its content is best delivered live.
Are you about to start your certification journey with CCHI? Your first step, after your application is approved, is to take the CoreCHI™ written exam. This presentation is for all medical interpreters who are getting ready to take the CoreCHI™ exam. CCHI’s Executive Director explains the CoreCHI™ exam’s structure, administration logistics, and how to prepare for it.
This webinar discusses CCHI certification and the steps you need to take the embark on your certification journey! Specifically, the following questions are addressed:
This webinar contains an overview of the CCHI certification renewal requirements and guidelines. Specifically, the following questions are addressed:
CCHI has invited Natalya Mytareva, M.A., CoreCHI™, to present this free Continuing Education webinar. In this webinar, we clarify the concepts of register and dialect in the context of healthcare interpreting and their characteristics. Factors affecting the interpreter’s ability to maintain register as well as components of mastering this skill will be discussed. Importance and relevance of maintaining the speaker’s register in healthcare settings will be exemplified. In conclusion, participants will practice recognizing instances when maintaining the speaker’s register is critical for effective communication in a healthcare encounter. The webinar is presented in English.
The online module is coming soon!
CCHI has invited Mutaz Al Mudaris, CHI™-Arabic, to present this free Continuing Education webinar for Arabic interpreters. In this webinar, we explore together the following elements and find some answers to these questions: What is the difference between a dialect and an accent? How do they intersect with register? Can politics and social status interfere with defining a language, accent or dialect? How does this intertwine with Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), classical and colloquial Arabic? With 22 Arabic countries in North Africa, Middle East, the horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean, can we, healthcare interpreters, find a common ground, to adequately capture and convey what is being said? The webinar is presented in Arabic.
Complete the online training module if you would like to receive a certificate of completion (click the button to be re-directed to the training portal). The online training module is accredited for 2 performance-based CE hours by CEAP/CCHI.
CCHI invited Maria Carla Faccini, CHI™-Spanish, and Dr. Adrienne D. Mishkin, MD, MOH, to present this free, language-neutral, Continuing Education webinar so that attendees can learn about the provider’s thought process and some of the techniques they use to interview patients. The speakers discuss examples that show how a skilled interpreter can improve the quality of the interview. Strategies that the interpreter can use to overcome challenges typical for this appointment type are also discussed.
This webinar is helpful to interpreters who are beginning their certification process and who are getting ready to take the CoreCHI™ exam. It can also serve as a refresher for already certified interpreters. Viewing this webinar does not generate a certificate of attendance; it is made available for informational purposes.