Oregon Office of Rural Health

$200.00 Scholarships for Rural and Coastal Health Care Interpreter Online Training-February 21st Enrollment Deadline

OHCIA online medical interpreter training assists provider staff, and independent contracting interpreters to raise their standard of skills and service and lower risk of mistakes. This training prepares its graduates to pass the State of Oregon Health Care credentialing program: https://www.oregon.gov/OHA/OEI/Pages/HCI-Program.aspx. The credential can help open doors to more career opportunity and pay differentials.

OHCIAs’ Low-cost 60-hour OHA-approved health care interpreter training is coming this spring to five Oregon rural and coastal communities through Oregon Health Care Interpreter Association.
For this first round, the specific areas are:

  1. NE Oregon (Hermiston, La Grande, Enterprise, Heppner, Baker City, and vicinity)
  2. Central Oregon (Madras, Prineville, Redmond, Bend, Burns, and vicinity)
  3. Southern Oregon (Klamath Falls, Ashland, Medford, Grants Pass, and vicinity)
  4. Coastal Region (Bandon, Coos Bay, Florence, Reedsport, and vicinity)
  5. Western Region (Roseburg, Cottage Grove, Lebanon, Stayton, Silverton, The Dalles, and vicinity)

Each participant will be assisted by a minimum $200 scholarship with the funding of Oregon Community Foundation and NW Health Foundation-Kaiser Community Fund.
Total 60-hour class fee after scholarship is applied: $280.00. Online interactive trainings will be about 3 hours on each of 10 Saturdays. Applicants must have experience interpreting, be in good standing with their contracting organizations, and fulfill the state requirements for certification or qualification.

Act fast to be considered for the program!

Fill out the questionnaire at this link by Friday, February 21, 2020: http://ohcia.formstack.com/forms/community_of_learners_2020

Questions? Please call Dana Coffee at dcoffee@ohcia.org or 503-709-3443