[Online course] Community Engaged Research

Harvard Catalyst, Harvard University’s Clinical and Translational Science Center, invites you to register for Community-Engaged Research, an online course free for community members and practitioners running October 13-December 17. Participants learn key considerations when setting out to begin community-engaged research and have opportunities to engage in discussion with one another on topics in the field. …

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[Free webinar] Partnering with Community to Assess Health Needs, Assets and Priorities: An introduction for frontline public health practitioners.

This short webinar will introduce viewers to the fundamentals of “Community Health Needs Assessment,” a process by which public health practitioners partner with community members to assess relevant assets and barriers to community well-being and establish health improvement priorities. We will talk about the planning process, identify key sources of demographic and health data, and …

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Community Health Worker Day

Community Health Worker Day is Tuesday, June 15, 2021! Join us in celebrating the commitment, pride, and sheer determination of Community Health Workers The last 14 months of the COVID-19 pandemic have been challenging for everyone across the healthcare and social service continuum, but especially for all those on the front lines. CHWs have helped …

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Community Health Worker Day

Community Health Worker Day is Tuesday, June 15, 2021! Dear Colleagues and Friends in the Outreach Community, Community Health Worker Day is June 15, 2021. On behalf of the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW), I extend my heartfelt gratitude for the commitment, pride and sheer determination of all of you who have chosen …

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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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