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Southeast: CHW Core Competency Training

May 1, 2018 - July 12, 2018

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 follows:

May 1, 10, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31

June 7, 12, 14, 21, 26, 28

July 10, 12, 17 (last day)


This training series will cover all ten required Core Competency skill sets for CHWs in Massachusetts and will include 80 hours of instruction time. Each session meets 9:30-4 with a break at midday for lunch (participants will be able to bring a lunch or buy nearby). In order to qualify for eventual state certification participants must attend all sessions.


The registration fee for this training series is $800. You may either select to pay on Eventbrite for this training (which will add a $46.65 fee) or choose a free ticket and arrange to pay Justice Resource Institute separately. Some scholarships are available; please contact Katie Johnson at [email protected] or 617.735.6382 to learn more. All payments must be received prior to the first session.


Sessions will include skill building on topics such as advocacy, outreach, client engagement, Motivational Interviewing, health care system navigation, and more. Contact us if you have questions about the session topics!

Regarding State Certification of CHWs:

The MA Department of Public Health is preparing a process for state certification of Community Health Workers, but has not yet finalized the details. Additionally, CHW training centers will have to apply for formal approval in order to prepare participants for certification. Justice Resource Institute is preparing to apply for formal approval, but this process has also not yet been finalized at the state level. Please visit https://www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-certification-of-community-health-workers for more information.


May 1, 2018
July 12, 2018


The Greater New Bedford Community Health Center
874 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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