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The 6th State of Asian Women’s Health in MA Conference

Conference Goals * Increase stakeholders’ understanding of MassHealth Accountable Care Organizations and their impact on population health, in particular – Asian women’s health; * Highlight challenges and opportunities for ACOs delivering culturally relevant programs and services to Asian women; * Facilitate cross-sectoral collaboration to identify solutions to bridge service gaps and reduce health disparities among Asian …

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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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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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Southeast: CHW Core Competency Training

Justice Resource Institute is holding a comprehensive 80 hour Core Competency training series for Community Health Workers in the Southeast. This course will meet regularly over several months and participants are expected to attend all sessions. The course is sponsored by the Greater New Bedford Allies and the Southcoast CHW Training Collaborative. Dates are as …

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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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Boston Training: 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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