The 64-hour Bridging the Gap course offered by CCHCP gave me a solid foundation and clear understanding of the quality of work expected of medical interpreters and highlighted the importance of continuing to learn and develop my skills to serve the well-being of the patient with precision and professionalism.

Yajaira B. Guédez, M.Ed.

The program was very helpful because it helped me expand my skills as a medical interpreter.

Salimatou Sy

We had a great experience with CCHCP’s Equity and Inclusion Program starting from our initial discussions through our virtual training. The staff are great to work with and the training sparked some great discussion on the part of our member agencies. We hope to work with them again in the near future.

Maureen Fitzgerald

CCHCP has been an invaluable partner to the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) in helping us identify and eliminate implicit bias in our system. It has been the CCHCP staff and their exceptional support - providing time and expertise about equity and inclusion - that continues to be the greatest contribution to our success in addressing health care disparities.

Jimi Bush

Thank you for teaching me new medical interpreting skills and ethics these past two weeks. I had a lot of fun and I learned a lot! The Cross Cultural Health Care Program is a truly inspirational organization, and I continue to believe strongly in its mission!


My communication with CCHCP began in 2018 as I began working with them to coordinate our BTG trainings. They were always so responsive and helpful in regards to all my inquiries / questions. I was lucky enough to take the BTG ToT training in 2019 to become a BTG trainer. The training was fun to be a part of. Since then, the support, guidance and resources that CCHCP has provided has been greatly beneficial to me as a new trainer.


Since 2018, AllCare has licensed the Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training Program from CCHCP to train medical interpreters in southern Oregon. In the aftermath of the wildfires that hit southern Oregon in 2020, these interpreters were critical in providing Culturally Appropriate services between service providers and evacuees. Southern Oregon is on a better path to recovery for our diverse communities, because of your organization.

Stick Crosby

I feel very useful and confident that I am actually able to guide and make some patients confident as they navigate our medical systems.

Medical Interpreter

We are really grateful. The training has created cohesion for the team and increased the level of professionalism. It has made the interpreting staff feel valuable, as they support patients and contribute to the hospital as a whole.

Program Manager

As a medical interpreter, our role was just limited to interpretation before the training. However, after the patient guide training, our role has expanded and we have more freedom to educate and inform our patients about the health care system, the importance of primary and preventative care, etc.

Medical Interpreter