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Save the Date: May 3, 2018, Annual CHW Conference

9th Annual Community Health Worker Conference “Uniting for Action” May 3, 2018 Four Points Sheraton, Norwood Presented by: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers, and New England Community Health Worker Coalition Save the date for a conference dedicated to CHW and CHW allies. This conference will feature presentations on key CHW …

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Training by CHEC: Substance Abuse

  Explore your attitudes toward addiction and addicts. Develop skills for working effectively with addicts. Learn about the theories of addiction, approaches to treatment and the recovery process. $50 for full day training (9:30AM- 3:30PM)

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Training by CHEC: Domestic Violence

How do we screen for abuse in a relationship? How do we offer help? Learn about the forms of abuse, the cycle of violence, and the abusers. Learn about risk assessments, saftey plans, and available resources. $25 for half day training (9:30AM-12:30PM)

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Training: Creating Successful Youth-Adult Partnerships

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 09:00am – 12:00pm Presented by the Community Health Training Institute Topics: Youth development approach, creating strong youth-adult partnerships; relationship building with youth Location: Worcester, MA Description: Building off the webinar “Engaging Youth in Your Work,” this training will explore strategies for actively engaging and retaining youth members in your coalition work. We will go …

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Training: Community Organizing

Wednesday, February 07, 2018, 09:00am – 12:00pm Presented by the Community Health Training Institute Topics: How to engage different community members (hard to reach members, elders, etc.); basic organizing tips Location: Worcester, MA Description: This training will equip participants with an organizing framework and basic tools needed to mobilize their community. Participants will get an opportunity to practice …

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Call for Nominations: 2018 MACHW Awards

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). In 2018, three awards will be given. The “Outstanding CHW of the Year Award” will recognize one outstanding CHW for her/his/their …

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Training by CHEC: Presentation Tips & Techniques

The Presentation Tips and Techniques Workshop is a three-session training designed for community health workers who conduct presentations in the community and want to improve their presentation skills. You will have a chance to prepare a presentation, practice in front of peers, be videotaped and receive supportive feedback from your peers and trainer. The training …

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New Employer Resources

A successful community health worker (CHW) program needs a thoughtful plan for recruitment, supervision and training of CHWs, their supervisors and the larger team. Employers can save their organizations time and resources by tailoring their standard HR processes for this specialized workforce. MACHW can help. Our new Employer Resource Center is an online and onsite resource for accountable …

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MACHW Grows Reach

First, we’d like to publically acknowledge and thank Jackie Toledo for all her efforts to promote CHWs over the last 4 years. MACHW will miss her dearly and we wouldn’t be where we are today without her. We wish her the best of luck in her next endeavors. Moving forward, MACHW is excited to announce …

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