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October 2021

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

October 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Virtual

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 discuss the elements of a Community Health Improvement Plan – a blueprint for action. Viewers will be offered a library of resources to explore for…

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[Online course] Community Engaged Research

October 13, 2021 - December 17, 2021
Virtual

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. The core modules cover: methods and principles of community-engaged research; how to cultivate effective collaboration between community members and researchers; and how to incorporate community-engaged…

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[Virtual training] Free 4-day asthma home visiting training for MA CHWs

October 14, 2021 - October 27, 2021
Virtual

Participate in this free, 4-day asthma home visiting training, sponsored by the MA Department of Public Health in partnership with the Boston Public Health Commission's Community Health Education Center (CHEC) and Asthma Prevention and Control Program. This training series is for CHWs in Massachusetts, especially those who are providing Asthma Home Visiting and is framed through a racial equity lens. Resister now to reserve your spot - space is limited. Participants should commit to participating in the pre-training orientation (Oct 14th…

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[Virtual training] Behavioral Health Skills for CHWs

October 19, 2021 - November 8, 2021
Virtual

With a focus on integrating CHWs into behavioral health services, ABCD offers a four-session virtual course for CHWs working in primary care settings whose patients struggle with substance use and/or mental health issues. This training provides a comprehensive introduction to common mental health and substance use disorders and helps participants to build knowledge and skills based on real life scenarios and case examples. Trainers are CHWs with lived experience and social workers from health care settings committed to integrating CHWS…

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NACHW Learning Collaborative meeting

October 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
Virtual

NACHW is starting a pilot program of Learning Collaboratives where CHWs from across the country come together for meetings around a certain focus area. These Learning Collaboratives will be a space for members to listen to each other, learn from each other, develop our leadership skills and voices, and lift up CHW expertise and resources The five initial collaborative groups will be: CHW Organizational Leaders Spanish Speaking Promotores/as Mental Health Immigrants and Refugees Community Health Representatives (CHRs) The first meeting…

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November 2021

[Free online workshop] MACHW workshops: Trauma informed care

November 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Virtual

About this workshop This MACHW interactive workshop series aims to support CHWs as they strive to serve their clients during these challenging times. The workshop formats will include expert panels, Q and A, and case studies on critical issues from across Massachusetts. CHWs and Trauma Informed Care: A trauma-informed approach to care is necessary to transform health care. Working on the frontlines, Community Health Workers (CHWs) are public health professionals who simultaneously build on the strengths and resilience of themselves…

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January 2022

Jan 6th Workshop Cancelled

January 6 @ 8:00 am EST

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the January 6th MACHW workshop “CHWs and Trauma Informed Care” has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. The workshop will be rescheduled in the near future and updated information with further details will be provided soon. You can also visit the NEPHTC course page:https://www.nephtc.org/enrol/index.php?id=257 to access the rescheduled date and time.

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Two FREE Virtual Healthy Lifestyle Programs from the Alzheimer’s Association

January 10

The start of a new year often means a commitment to a healthier lifestyle in the hopes of better health outcomes. The Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter is offering two free virtual programs to learn about how healthy lifestyles may reduce your risk for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias: Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body January 10th at NOON Guest Speaker Dr. Kathryn E. Demos, Ph.D., Asst. Professor (Research) of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Brown Medical School and The Miriam…

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January 14

Please join Black Employees Connecting at Baystate Health for the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Celebration: “It Starts With Me..." Date: Friday, January 14, 2022 Time: 12:00-1:00pm Virtual event link: Click here to register Please click on the MLK Day 2022 Flyer for further details.

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TRAINING! Behavioral Health Integration for CHW Supervisors offered by ABCD

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

ABCD is delighted to invite you to our new Behavioral Health training series for CHW teams. As you may be aware, we have developed two separate trainings, one for CHWs and one for CHW supervisors. These trainings began in October of 2021 and will be offered several times over the next year and a half. You may know a CHW that has participated in the pilot CHW training and now we would like to invite you to the first CHW Supervisor training.…

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