CE Webinar for Healthcare Interpreters from CCHI on May 31st, 2017
Healthcare interpreters play an important role in our society, helping to provide understanding and effective communication in numerous industries, including Medical, 9-1-1 Emergency and more. Cultural and linguistic shifts make certified interpreters more vital than ever, and the healthcare industry has a special need for the highest quality language access programs. Interpreters, like other professionals, must stay at the top of their game! This means that in addition to rigorous testing and training for interpreter certification programs, interpreters must also constantly be training and participating in continuing education for interpreters to be able to provide the highest level of language services.
To help certified interpreters in their continuing education, we would like to recommend this free CE webinar for interpreters, Helping Ourselves While Helping Others: Civic Engagement Toolbox for Healthcare Interpreters., presented by Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI).
This webinar is accredited by CEAP/CCHI for 1 CE hour.
Date: May 31, 2017
Time: 11 am PDT / 1 pm CDT / 2 pm EDT
Duration: 1.5 hr
Contact CCHI for More Info: [email protected]
Founded in 2009, CCHI is a 501(c)(6) organization, and was the first organization certifying healthcare interpreters to receive NCCA accreditation. CCHI’s mission is “to develop and direct a comprehensive credentialing program for healthcare interpreters, bring together representatives from national and regional non-profit interpreting associations, language companies, community-based organizations, educational institutions, healthcare providers, and advocates for LEP individuals.”
About the Webinar
(Via the CCHI CEAP Team)
Helping Ourselves While Helping Others: Civic Engagement Toolbox for Healthcare Interpreters.
CCHI’s Chair Margarita Bekker will facilitate a conversation with Bill Rivers, Executive Director of Joint National Committee for Languages–National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL–NCLIS), and Don Schinske, Executive Director of California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA) and Advocacy Director of Cal Capitol Group, about how healthcare interpreters can successfully advocate for their profession and for Limited English Proficient patients at the local, state, and federal levels.
The panelists will share their experiences and suggestions about effective strategies of engaging with legislators at different levels.
You Will Learn:
- How does one find out whom to contact at the state or federal level about an issue affecting their profession?
- How does one contact their representatives in a way that their voice is heard?
- How does one connect to other interested stakeholders (e.g., patient interest groups, other language and interpreter groups, civil rights organizations, etc.) and work together to achieve changes beneficial for the healthcare interpreter profession?
- How can national and state professional organizations help and how to ask them to support one’s initiative?
Panelists will provide information about specific tools and resources any interpreter can use to prepare for their professional advocacy activity.
The webinar is accredited by CEAP for 1 CE hour. You must connect to the webinar online, via computer (NOT just by the phone), in order to receive a certificate of attendance.
See You There!
With 25 years experience providing language interpretation services for the healthcare industry, we know how important training and education is for interpreters. Telelanguage would encourage all certified interpreters to take advantage of this free CE webinar for interpreters.
We’ll see you at the webinar!
Our Telelanguage Interpreter Certification Program (TICP) is a 120-hour training course combined with a 370-page training manual, exceeding the industry standard 30-hour training. In addition to TICP training, Telelanguage also provides a medical interpreter certification, requiring 120 Hours of Academic Medical Training & Healthcare Interpreting Ethics, which is well above the National Board of Medical Interpreters Requirements. If you have questions about our Certification Program or Interpreter Service, please don’t hesitate to contact Telelanguage today!
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