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									                                         Los Angeles chapter meeting
                                    Saturday, September 13, 9:30 – 12:30
                                  Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Wiengart Auditorium
                          4650 Sunset Boulevard, (cross street: Vermont), L.A. 90027-6062
                        Cost: free to members / $10 donation (cash or check) from non-members
                                            at the door – no one turned away
                                      For map & program updates, go to www.chia.ws
                                                      rsvp: beverlytreumann@yahoo.com

                         Report on the MMIA-CHIA Pilot Test
Speakers will present a power point presentation complete with photos. Volunteer test administrators
Azucena Puerta-Diaz, Maria Elena Solórzano, & Beverly Treumann will report as will two volunteer test
                                  takers, Luisa Taylor and José Escobar
The pilot test in Spanish is a project that joins three organizations in a single collaboration: CHIA, the
 Massachusetts Medical Interpreting Association and the National Council on Interpreting in Health
  Care. Funding for the project is from the HHS Office of Minority Health. Over a period of three
  weekends in June in Merced, Ca., CHIA volunteers were first trained as test administers, and then
                             assisted in administering the test to 45 people.

Organizational matters:
Quick discussion about 3rd Annual CHIA conference in Sacramento on Sept 26 & 27
       Download conference info:
       or register on line at www.chia.ws
Last minute chance for car-pooling and hotel room arrangements.
Q&A on membership meeting, name change proposal (to California Healthcare Interpreting Association), bylaws
changes, nominations.
Proposals for upcoming chapter presentations and meetings.

Future meetings
Saturday, November 1, 9:30 to 12:30 Sandy Young, Family Nurse Practioner, President and CEO,
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project; & Catalina Navarrete, Mixteco Interpreter, Las Islas
Medical Group. Speakers are from Oxnard, CA - Location in Los Angeles to be determined.
Saturday, December 6, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Holiday Brunch - Empress Pavilion Restaurant, 988 North Hill Street #201, Los Angeles, CA
SCATIA, CHIA and other organizations will share in a Chinese breakfast of Dim Sum in Chinatown
February 2004 – exact date to be determined - St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, Orange CA

                             CHIA  One Capitol Mall, Suite 320  Sacramento, CA 95814
                     CHIA President: Beverly Treumann, beverlytreumann@yahoo.com, 310 825-8515

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