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CHEC Lowell Training: Recognizing Signs of Problem Gambling

This training is designed to help Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Massachusetts understand problem gambling and learn about the resources available to assist clients who may experience issues related to problem gambling. Gambling is unlike most other addictions in that it is often “hidden” from view. The immediate effects of a gambling addiction are not readily …

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Register today! Annual Community Health Worker Conference

Join us at the 9th Annual Community Health Worker Conference   View event website View agenda and breakout descriptions Register for this event REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Friday, April 27, 2018 “Uniting for Action” Four Points Sheraton, Norwood MA Community health workers (CHWs), who work under many different job titles, are a vital part of today’s healthcare and public health …

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Boston training: Racial Equity

Achieving racial equity requires society’s systems and markets to perform equally well for different racial and ethnic groups. Unfortunately, the data for most of our systems and markets do not currently show equity or parity for our most disenfranchised racial and ethnic groups. This training will explore how institutional or customary practices, whether intentional or …

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Training in Boston: Power and Privilege in Health Equity

This training will provide participants with an opportunity to examine critical questions about their personal relationship with power and privilege. What is privilege? How does it manifest in relational and professional dynamics? How do we leverage power, knowingly or unknowingly, to influence conflict or negotiate situations? This training will help facilitate an exploration of self-identity …

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Online Training: Leveraging Social Media in Your Work

This online training will explore the different types of social media platforms that exist and what their main purpose is. Participants will be encouraged to explore what social media platform fits their needs and capacity best. Social media basics will be shared, as well as, how to best use social media to increase engagement and …

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MACHW Advocates for Living Wage

For a printer friendly version of the brief, click here.  The Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW) commissioned the University of Massachusetts’ Center for Social Policy to prepare a report on the skills and wages of community health workers (CHWs).[1] Community health workers are a unique and increasingly significant part of the healthcare and …

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Backstage with Keynote Speaker, Dr. Thea James

By Corina Pinto When I first heard Dr. Thea James speak, I felt vindicated. She said, “it’s not about filling the gaps, it’s about eliminating them.” Finally, a physician articulated the way I have always viewed community health work and advocacy. Community health workers (CHWs) strive to eliminate gaps in healthcare, not simply providing a …

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CHEC Boston Training: Human Sexuality

Increase your level of comfort and ability to communicate with your clients about sexuality. Participants will examine their feelings, attitudes, and values about sexuality. A comprehensive model of sexual health, sexual identity development, and sexual pluralism will be covered.

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CHEC Boston Training: Women & HIV

Find out why women are failing to seek early detection of the virus, not complying with treatment, and developing AIDS at higher rates than men. Less than half the women living with HIV get the care they need and only 32% have the virus under control.

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