ANNUAL CHC LETTER
Dear CHC Community,
Happy Holidays! Thank you, everyone, for your amazing contributions to our CHC community and to the homeopathy profession!
This is the time of year when we reflect on the past and plan for the coming year. I will highlight some of our accomplishments in 2019 and share some of our 2020 objectives.
But first, I want to congratulate nearly 50 new CCH certificants who certified during 2019. The entire community acknowledges your efforts! We have now officially certified over 1,000 certificants.
I also want to extend a special thanks to CCH certificants who continuously uphold the professional homeopathy vision by annually recertifying their CCH credential.
2019 Highlights Reel
A lot takes place behind the scenes at the CHC. This year we focused on our processes and on what we know best—certification and recertification. Here is a short list of accomplishments organized by committee:
The CHC is in the throes of another Job Analysis. The Job Analysis Committee is working hard to assess each exam domain and statement and decide what best represents competencies for an entry level homeopath. Be on the lookout for a survey coming in Spring 2020! This will be your opportunity to weigh in on the exam domains and statements.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee
This year, the CHC established a new audit process for recertification. Certificants are no longer required to upload supporting CEU documents unless their CCH number is randomly selected by Random.org for audit. Another CPD update involved Category II CEUs that now must be non-homeopathy subjects at a college or university level or taught by certified practitioners in the topics’ disciplines.
Are you following the CHC on Social Media? We have a dedicated volunteer social media team within the PR committee who keeps us active on
, Instagram (@chccertification100), Twitter (@CHCCouncil) and
. Be sure to like, follow and share to keep homeopathy visible.
At the Joint American Homeopathy Conference (JAHC), we collaborated with the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH) and created an informative postcard. The postcard aimed to assist the homeopathy community in understanding the differences between our two distinct organizations and to help clarify confusion surrounding perceived overlaps.
We also sponsored one day of the Americans For Homeopathy Choice (AFHC) Fall Pledge Drive.
The CHC, along with several other homeopathy organizations in the Advocacy Homeopathic Working Group (AHWG), contributed to a Public Relations plan spearheaded by the PR consultant who has been working with AFHC. The CHC participates in the plan because we believe it is important to convey a unified message when it comes to homeopathy. The scope of the plan involves two aspects:
Responding quickly to inquiries, primarily from national reporters.
Working proactively to place positive stories in media outlets.
To keep the CHC community in the know, we sent out monthly Communiqués and special focus email blasts to provide relevant, timely updates. This year’s Communiques shined a spotlight on CCHs and their work in the professional homeopathy community to learn more about these unsung heroes. A lot of wonderful people in our community give back in ways that often go unnoticed.
The CHC funded a feasibility study to explore the path toward implementation of homeopaths into Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), hospitals and the VA. The study concluded that there are grants available to expand to this research into a formally funded pilot study.
We received over $4,000 this year from generous community donations. These funds will help cover psychometrician costs for the updated Job Analysis project, an NCCA accreditation best practice required every five to seven years.
Have you seen our new
? Our amazing Executive Administrator, Tami Herndon, updated it this summer. She freshened up the look and feel of the site and also organized the content with specific users in mind, such as candidates, certificants and the general public. Also, the next time you call the office, be sure to congratulate Tami on being promoted to Executive Director. Her contributions as Executive Administrator have elevated the level of professionalism and efficiency at the CHC. We can’t wait to see what she does as Executive Director.
Looking Ahead in 2020
As we move into 2020, here are some of our Strategic Plan objectives:
The CHC seeks to expand the mission, vision, purpose, and goals of the CHC into a wider audience for the benefit of the homeopathy profession and healthcare consumers throughout the world. We formed a Globalization Committee in 2019, which will explore the possibility of offering the CHC exam in India in the future.
A new “Ask Me About Certification” (AMAC) campaign will be launched. CCHs will earn CEUs by wearing the AMAC sticker while attending their local and regional conferences, answering questions about certification, providing CHC flyers, and collecting contact information from interested homeopaths. This effort will help expand our reach to those who may be interested in certification.
A Certification Promotion kit for homeopathy schools is being developed. The kit will include digital marketing materials in textual, visual and video formats.
To foster a unified profession, the CHC will continue our collaboration and relationship-building efforts within the homeopathy community.
The CHC exam will be offered a third time in 2020 in Orlando just before the JAHC weekend scheduled for May 14-17. This is a great opportunity for conference attendees from out of the country to get certified. We will continue to offer the exam in April and October as well.
After the updated Job Analysis is complete, a Sample Exam and an Exam Preparation Guide will be created. We had this item on our To Do list for last year, but we decided to wait until the Job Analysis was complete.
As you can see, we have another busy and exciting year ahead, and the CHC needs all of you – homeopaths, students, clients, and others who believe in freedom of choice and access to alternative healthcare. With the introduction of micro-volunteer roles, no volunteer contribution is too small. As fellow members of the CHC community, we want the whole world to know about and experience the power of homeopathy.
The new year 2020 is a great time to get involved and help out in whatever way you can. Over the years, we have worked to streamline our volunteer processes; we are more organized than ever. Please join us in our efforts to help homeopathy survive and thrive for generations to come.
Thank you again for making our first One Time Ask/#Giving Tuesday campaign a success. If you didn’t already have a chance, please consider donating time or money to the CHC to help move homeopathy forward. Or, if you know someone who would like to contribute, please let us know.
On behalf of the CHC Board of Directors, I wish you a healthy and happy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.