Impact of Covid-19 on Community Health Workers in Massachusetts

Results from MACHW Online Survey: November to December 2020 and Priorities from the February 2021 Covid-19 Debrief Webinar Community Health Workers continue to be on the forefront in health care and community-based settings as essential frontline workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. The goal of this anonymous online survey was to understand challenges posed by the …

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Vaccine Appointment Booking for Individuals Ages 65+, Individuals with 2+ Certain Medical Conditions to Begin on February 18th

Link to full press release and video on Mass.gov BOSTON — Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced individuals ages 65 and over and those with 2+ certain medical conditions, including Asthma, can visit www.mass.gov/covidvaccine to start booking an appointment for vaccine beginning tomorrow, February 18th. With this announcement, almost 1 million individuals are newly eligible for vaccine. Due to extremely …

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Gov. Baker announces plan for COVID-19 vaccine

On December 9, 2020, the Governor provided an overview of Massachusetts’ plan for a COVID-19 vaccine. It is expected that the federal Food and Drug Administration will grant emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine on December 10, and for the Moderna vaccine on December 17. Here is a link to the press release: https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-announces-initial-steps-for-covid-19-vaccine-distribution. …

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NACHW launches CHW Document Resource Center

The National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) has launched the NACHW CHW Document Resource Center – a one stop, searchable online database of over 800 curated documents related to state policy advancements and workforce development practices for community health workers (CHWs). The CHW Document Resource Center was developed in collaboration with National Association of …

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Evidence for Increasing Community Health Worker Wages

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 community health workers’ (CHWs) skills and wages.  It found that CHWs in Massachusetts receive considerably lower pay than those in occupations requiring a similar …

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CHW Certification Survey and Webinar

Join us on June 18, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST for our webinar, CHW Certification: Tips and Answers for Getting Certified. Learn more here: https://machw.org/webinar_june2020/ Please take our short, 5-10 minute, survey about CHW certification. Your answers will help us make sure our webinar address issues that are important to you!  

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Know an outstanding CHW? Nominate them for an award from MACHW!

The Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW) wants to recognize and honor the outstanding service, dedication, and excellence of individuals and groups of individuals who serve their communities as Community Health Workers (CHWs). The APHA definition of a CHW is: “A frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an …

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Job Opening: Director, Office of Community Health Workers

Looking for CHW leaders! This is a great opportunity to advance the workforce in Massachusetts. Be part of a dynamic and high-functioning team advancing equity across the Commonwealth!  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is looking for a dynamic and self-motivated professional to provide strategic vision and leadership as the Director of the Office …

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