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CHEC Boston Training: Motivational Interviewing

Discouraged with trying to get clients to change? Sometimes frustrated that clients seem “resistant,”“non-compliant” or “uncooperative”?  Ready to try a new approach? Motivational Interviewing provides an alternative approach to confrontation as a means of promoting change. Motivational Interviewing combines an empathic style of interviewing with behavioral strategies for helping clients make change. You will …

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Board Member, Rainelle Walker-White, Receives Award!

Congratulations to MACHW’s Board Member Rainelle Walker-White on receiving the Boston Alliance for Community Health (BACH) 2017 Healthy Community Leadership Award which “celebrates Bostonians who have taken on a leadership role to improve the health of their community and address racial and ethnic health inequities.” Rainelle Walker-White is the Assistant Director of The Family Van …

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Free Webinar: Teach-Back Method

“Community health workers will learn to use the Teach – Back Method, an evidence based communication tool proven to improve patient outcomes by decreasing problems that result from miscommunication. Meet Carlos and learn by example as he explains how he uses teach as part of his CHW role working with patients in a pharmacy to …

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Consider Giving to MACHW

Dear MACHW family, This holiday season, please consider giving a gift to the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW) to help us continue improving the lives of community health workers (CHWs) and the future of the profession. DONATE In 2017, we worked hard to address four areas of concern for CHWs in Massachusetts. Here …

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CHEC Boston Training: Train the Trainer

 Want to make your training more lively but don’t know where to start?  Have challenging participants but aren’t sure how to best respond? Need new ideas for activities that get participants engaged in learning? This two-day intensive training (12/11 & 12/14) is designed to build and strengthen training and facilitation skills based on …

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Call for Presenters, 9th Annual CHW Conference

We invite you to help us shape the 9th Annual CHW Conference by submitting a breakout session proposal by Dec 8th. For more information, see flyer.  The goal of the conference is to strengthen our efforts to promote and firmly advance the CHW profession.  It is dedicated to CHWs and CHW allies and will feature presentations …

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MACHW launches first MACHWita in the Southeast!

A message from Jamie Berberena, MACHW Regional Chapter Coordinator: To date, we have held two Professional Development Forums (PDFs) where dozens of CHWs from across the region came together to support each other, share resources and best practices as part of a professional network, and learn from subject matter experts about innovative strategies to meet the complex …

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What’s new at MACHW?

We sit down with MACHW’s staff to hear what’s happening! First, what would you like to celebrate from this past year? Jackie: The hard work of MACHW’s Advisory Board members (pictured below). This group is phenomenal. They are a group of trailblazers that guided a new vision for MACHW. They have also been very hands …

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MACHW Donors Provide Scholarship Opportunity

Board member, Shawn Matthews, received a scholarship to attend the 15th Annual Unity Conference in Dallas, Texas. This community health worker (CHW) conference is a professional development opportunity for CHWs to learn from each other across states and native nations. “I would like to thank everyone at MACHW for giving me the opportunity of experience …

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