Health Equity Internship 2020-2021

NEPHTC Health Equity Interns can get their internship guidance materials here

*This course is available only to accepted Health Equity Interns.

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Course Information

  • Audience: Accepted Health Equity Interns
  • Format: Online Portal
  • Date/Time: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
  • Price: Free
  • Length: Varies per student project
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: NA
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Practice
  • Companion Trainings: N/A
  • Supplemental materials: N/A
  • Pre-requisites: Application and Acceptance

Registration

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COVID-19 Peer Learning and Support for Community Health Workers

How can Community Health Workers learn from and support each other to improve resilience, address burnout, and build ways to better support CHWs and their communities in the future?

*This course is available only to Community Health Workers from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Enrollment Limit 45

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Course Information

  • Audience: This course is available to Community Health Workers from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont
  • Format: Four online peer learning series workshops
  • Date/Time: Part 1: Monday April 27, 12pm-1:30pm ET
    Part 2: Thursday May 14, 12pm-1.30pm ET
    Part 3: Tuesday May 26, 12pm-1:30pm ET
    Part 4: Tuesday June 16, 12pm-1.30 pm ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 4 part series, Each of the 4 workshops will last from 12:00pm-1:30pm ET
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: If you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for each workshop. The Certificate will include the length of the course. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour and the contact hour(s) for this course may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. You may want to check with your credentialing body if you’re unsure if this course meets its continuing education requirements.
  • Competencies: Workshop 1 and 2:  Public Health Sciences Skills
    Workshop 3: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
    Workshop 4: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: Presentation materials will be available after each session. Thematic analysis of three sessions will be provided to participants.
  • Pre-requisites: Current position as CHW, or if furloughed from CHW work, recently furloughed

About this online peer learning series

Community Health Workers are a group of professionals who, under normal times, are generally overstretched and working with challenging populations. As the US confronts the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, these individuals deserve extra support of all kinds: emotional, informational and structural. We can learn from Community Health Worker (our peers’) insights during this time. This learning experience is intended to be a conversation. The HRSA-funded New England Public Health Training Center, with its network of almost 9000 public health professionals, is working with partners from Southern New Hampshire AHEC, Mane Mobile Health and the National Association of Community Health Workers to facilitate supportive conversations and learning among Community Health Workers on the frontlines of COVID-19.

Part 1: Resiliency and Thriving in the age of COVID19 – Peer Learning and Support

How do we uncover the secret power of stress and the key to grow from resilience to thriving for ourselves and the communities we serve?

About part 1 of the series: The Resiliency to Thrive Peer Learning session can help define how each participant perceives life challenges and examine how the power of perception can enhance your resiliency factor or erode it. Resiliency can grow when one is in tune with mind and body. Raising body consciousness is a KEY for sustainable wellbeing. Now more than ever self-care has been defined as critical to our mental and physical health under the new “normal” of COVID19.

What you'll learn

Through the peer learning process, our guided interaction and listening will allow you to:

  • Apply the tools of Resilience and Thriving through self-examination of events in personal and professional lives.
  • Evaluate the broader aspects of stress and how they can reframe stressors to strengthen their ability to flourish under challenging circumstances.   
  • Integrate the role of stress and thriving across the National Wellness Institute’s six dimensions of Wellness.
  • Recognize early warning signs and utilizing the core tools of the positive stress cycle

Part 2: Addressing Burnout: Peer Learning & Support for CHWs

Have you found yourself exhausted, frustrated, or discouraged by your job as a community health worker? This could be the right session for you.

About part 2 of the series: Today, burnout is an all too common experience among health care professionals, and Community Health Workers are no exception. On the front lines of providing critical services to vulnerable communities in the era of coronavirus, while often dealing with the same insecurities that their patients experience, CHWs are particularly vulnerable to stress and burnout. This session will be an opportunity to learn from other CHWs and a mental health professional on how burnout impacts our day to day work and to identify concrete strategies for self-care and peer support.

What you'll learn

Through the peer learning process, our guided interaction and listening will allow you to:

  • Assess yourself for the three main components of burnout
  • Choose one new strategy for self-care that you plan to apply to your daily routine
  • Examine the potential for burnout in your work environment using 6 key-factors
  • Investigate one new opportunity for peer support in your work environment

Part 3: Community Health Workers: Insights on Building a Movement for Health Equity and Social Justice during COVID-19

Will COVID provide the moment of equitable transformation in our systems? Will CHW drive the change?

About part 3 of the series: CHWs have many titles and roles. What is happening with CHWs in other parts of the country during COVID? Are emergency response structures changing because of new challenges and opportunities during the pandemic? This workshop will explore CHW experiences in Northern New England and some national data. The group will discuss systems changes involving CHWs needed to improve health.

What you'll learn

Through the peer learning process, our guided interaction and listening will allow you to:

  • Examine themes from a national survey on CHWs and their information, resource and self-care needs in the early weeks of COVID-19
  • Explore strategies used with public and private institutions to advocate for the role of CHWs in emergency response efforts
  • Discuss how to advance an equity and social justice agenda among state and national emergency response initiatives

Part 4: Using the Research Lens: Thematic Analysis of the CHW Peer Learning Sessions

What have Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont Community Health Workers expressed about resiliency for themselves and their communities, preventing burnout, and needed change over the three workshops?

About part 4 of the series: Part 4 of the series will describe the research process used to identify key themes about resiliency, burnout, and CHW needs discussed in the previous three sessions. The evaluator will share the identified themes with participants and engage the CHWs in a discussion to validate and refine the themes.

What you'll learn

Through the peer learning process, our guided interaction and listening will allow you to:

  • Describe the research methods used to collect and analyze data and validate findings from the three session
  • Describe strategies that CHWs identified to build resiliency among their clients, as well as to build resiliency and prevent burnout within the CHW workforce and needed change

Subject Matter Expert


  • Paula Smith, Co Host

    Southern New Hampshire Health Education Center


  • Maria Reyes, SME

    Seacoast Public Health Network


  • Ben Hummel, Co Host

    Maine Mobile Health Program


  • Laura Valencia, SME

    Maine Mobile Health Program


  • Denise Octavia Smith

    National Association of CHW


  • Hope Worden Kenefick, MSW, PhD

    Consultant and Evaluator

Registration

Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this workshop series. If you have any trouble accessing the workshop, contact support@nephtc.org.

Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Financial Management and Budgeting for Non-Financial Public Health Professionals

Are you looking to increase your financial literacy as a public health leader?


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*This course is available only to pre-selected participants from the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Course Information

  • Audience:Public health professionals who have limited knowledge and experience with financial management and budgeting and wish to develop beginning financial acumen about key financial management and budgeting principles and their applicability to practice settings.
  • Format:Blended live training
  • Date: May 30, 2019
    8:30 AM-3:30 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Length:1 day, 6 hour training
    *An online “office hours” will be offered Friday, June 14, 10:00-11:30 am for follow up questions.
  • Competencies:Management and Finance Skills
  • Learning Level: Develop awareness of financial management and budgeting principles.Awareness
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours:Certificate of completion
  • Pre-requisites: Selection by BPHC

About this course

Traditionally in health and social service organizations, financial management and budgeting responsibilities have been the purview of the chief financial officer, accountants, and budget analysts. However, today, front-line managers are being called upon to integrate fiscal planning and management into their clinical and operational responsibilities.

As a public health leader, are you adept in financial management and budgeting principles, concepts and tools? Or, are you looking to further your knowledge and skills in this area.

This program is intended for public health leaders who have limited knowledge, skills and experience with financial management and budgeting or those wish to review and/or refresh their knowledge of fiscal principles.

What you will learn

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of financial management in the efficiency and effectiveness of day-to-day and long-term public health service delivery in the community.
  • Understand financial management and budgeting terminology often encountered in not-for-profit and governmental public health settings.
  • Differentiate among types of budgets applicable in a public health setting.
  • Examine the importance of and develop beginning knowledge about budgeting processes including budget preparation and variance analyses.


Subject Matter Expert


  • Dr. Rebecca Arsenault,
    Arsenault Consulting

The program will be taught by Dr. Rebecca Arsenault of Arsenault Consulting, based in Raymond, Maine. Dr. Arsenault has 35+ years of experience in health care administration, including responsibility for leading hospitals, physician practices and community health agencies. Rebecca earned a master's degree in community health from Boston University and a doctorate in health services administration from Capella University. Currently, Dr. Arsenault serves as adjunct faculty in University of New England's graduate public health program and Southern New Hampshire University's health care administration graduate program.


Contact Hours

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the module. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

For those already registered, you will receive an enrollment key ahead of the start date to access the full course page.
Enter the enrollment key provided in your email in the field below and then select Enroll me

Having trouble accessing the course? Contact support@nephtc.org

Less is More: Clear Writing for Public Health Professionals

Do you write a lot of emails, memos, meeting minutes, or reports? Are you looking to increase the impact of your writing?

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*This course is available only to pre-selected participants from the Boston Public Health Commission.

Course Information

  • Audience:Public health professionals
  • Format:Blended live workshop and online coaching
  • Price: Free
  • Length:6 hour workshop. Select participants will be offered online coaching, which includes four 30 minute sessions spread over 6 weeks. Each session will require 30-60 minutes of preparation, and will focus on a specific piece of writing.
  • Competencies:Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Workshop: awareness
    Coaching: performance Awareness
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours:Certificate of completion
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None


About this course

Do you write a lot of emails, memos, meeting minutes, or reports? Are you looking to increase the impact of your writing? If so, this hands-on workshop is for you. 

This workshop is designed for people at all levels of public health who are looking to boost their writing skills, especially managers seeking to improve their written communication approaches with teams.

Select participants will be offered  online coaching to work on specific pieces of writing.


Subject Matter Expert


  • Dr. Ariela Freedman,
    Maven Tree Consulting
  • The workshop will be taught by Dr. Ariela Freedman of MavenTree Consulting, based in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Freedman is an experienced trainer with over 20 years of experience in education and public health, including CDC, state and local public health departments, Head Start, nonprofits, and public schools. Dr. Freedman earned her PhD from Emory University where she has also served as an Assistant Research Professor and is now adjunct faculty. Her workshops are known for being interactive, fun, and designed for immediate use back in the office



    Contact Hours

    The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the module. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

    For those already registered, you will receive an enrollment key ahead of the start date to access the full course page.
    Enter the enrollment key provided in your email in the field below and then select Enroll me

    Having trouble accessing the course? Contact support@nephtc.org


Managing Effectively in Today's Public Health Environment


How can you recruit, hire, and coach competent employees while also managing your budget?
Learn how to manage all aspects of public health organizations.

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Course Information

  • Audience: Heads of local or regional health departments and managers or directors in city or state public health agencies in Massachusetts
  • Format: Blended
  • Start Date: June 4, 2018
  • Price: $100 for CLPH members, $150 for non-members
  • Contact hours: 25
  • Length: 18 weeks
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Competencies: Management and Finance Skills
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Supplemental materials: 2018 Course Overview 

Pre-requisites

  • Written supervisor approval


About this Course

This course is designed to strengthen the management skills of the current or future heads of local or regional health departments and managers or directors in city or state public health agencies in Massachusetts.

This is a team-based course taught in a blended format over four months. Once enrolled, you will be placed in a team and each team will be assigned a mentor. Your mentor will be an experienced public health professional who will guide your team discussion assignments.

At the conclusion of the course a graduation ceremony will be held. A certificate of completion and 25 contact hours will be issued once you submit the final post test and course evaluation. Self-paced modules that you completed as part of the course offer additional certificates and credits.

What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the need and urgency to manage differently in today’s environment
  • Describe new information, tools, and resources to help manage more effectively
  • Demonstrate enhanced skills to better manage all aspects of public health organizations

Each week’s lesson(s) will have specific learning objectives that are connected directly to the assignments and team discussions. Lessons include optional resources for you to learn more about each topic and have instructors who are subject matter experts in their field of study.


Enrollment and Contact Hours


Note that you must first register for this course by completing a registration form (PDF). Once your registration has been confirmed, you will receive an enrollment key to access the course.

Once the final post-test and course evaluation are submitted, participants will receive a certificate of completion and 25 contact hours. Self-paced trainings completed as part of the course may offer additional certificates and credits.



DISCLAIMER:
This training and all supporting material was supported by funds made available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, under B01OT009024. Additionally, this training was supported by the Grant Number, 5U90TP116997-10, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. This project is also supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27877.
The views and opinions expressed as part of the training and all related documents and course materials are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions or the official position of, or endorsement by, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, its Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program, the Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Hospital Preparedness Program, or that of HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Massachusetts Public Health Inspector Training: Housing

How do public health and housing officials comprehensively and uniformly enforce housing-related laws and regulations in Massachusetts? Learn how to enforce State Sanitary Codes 105 CMR 400.000 and 410.000 in this blended course.

Massachusetts public health inspector training: housing

Course Information

  • Audience: Inspectors from municipal and state agencies charged with enforcement of housing- related laws and regulations and laws as well as attorneys, court personnel, and others who work on housing-related matters.
  • Format: Blended
  • Start Date: May 6, 7, and 12 2020
  • Price: $100 for MHOA members, $150 for non-members.
  • Contact hours: Online learning: 8 contact hours for RS and CHO and RN; Classroom (3 days): 22.5 contact hours for RS and CHO
  • Length: Generally takes six to nine months to complete, with a one year maximum.
  • Competencies: Housing, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Supplemental materials: Syllabus, May 2020 (PDF)

Pre-requisites

Check back for 2021 delivery dates.


About this Course

This course is designed to train public health and housing officials to comprehensively and uniformly enforce housing-related laws and regulations, including State Sanitary Codes (SSC) 105 CMR 400.000: General Administrative Procedures and 410.000: Minimum Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation, which we will refer to as 400 and 410, respectively.

At the conclusion of the course, a Certificate of Completion will be provided to all learners who successfully complete the 5 course elements listed below. A contact hour certificate (7.5 hours/day) can be printed or saved after evaluations are submitted at the conclusion of each of the three classroom days. Self-paced modules that you completed as part of the course offer additional certificates and credits.

Course Elements consist of the following:

  1. Pre-Classroom Assignments (include prerequisite online trainings and a pre-test)
  2. Classroom Training (3 days)
  3. Virtual House Inspection
  4. Supervised Field Training (minimum of 5)
  5. Online Final Assessment (minimum grade of 70% to pass)

What you'll learn

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Inspect various types of housing to protect the health, safety, and well-being of occupants and the general public, in accordance with state laws and regulations
  • Conduct appropriate enforcement procedures until compliance with regulatory standards is achieved

Meet the Primary Instructors


  • Paul Halfmann,
    Assistant Director of Community Sanitation Program
    Massachusetts Department of Public Health

  • Amy Riordian,
    Environmental Analyst
    MDPH Community Sanitation Program

Enrollment and Contact Hours

The May 2010 class is now accepting applications. The places are limited, and will be assigned on a first come - first served basis. For those already registered, you will receive an enrollment email ahead of the start date to access the course materials and pre-work assignments

Enter the enrollment key provided in your email in the field below and then select Enroll me.

Trouble accessing the course or other course-related questions? Contact Seth Eckhouse at seckhous@bu.edu.

Medication Administration in Schools:
What School Nurse Managers Need to Know - Blended 2020


We transitioned SHIELD courses and content to our new website in December 2021.

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Foundations of School Nursing Practice


We transitioned SHIELD courses and content to our new website in December 2021.

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SBIRT in Schools


We transitioned SHIELD courses and content to our new website in December 2021.


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Even if you had account with us before, please create an account rather than log in. The system will transfer your transcript as long as you use the same email you did before. Please email us at  shieldbu@bu.edu  if you have any questions.



Course Information

  • Audience: Community health center personnel who have a direct role in emergency preparedness planning and response, as well as key decision-making staff such as executive directors, operations managers, office managers and facility staff.
  • Format: Blended
  • Price: Free
  • Start Date: January 17, 2017
  • End Date: February 14, 2017
  • Length: Two 90 minute webinars with a one-month team project period in between webinars
  • Competencies: Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competencies, Domain 3: Plan for and Improve Practice
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Supplemental materials: Course Summary (PDF)
  • Pre-requisites:

About this course

The purpose of this course is to provide knowledge and hands-on planning experience incorporating the Incident Command System (ICS) into your Center’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and customizing ICS tools for your Center’s use. The training will consist of two 90 minute webinars with a team project in between. Webinar #1 will provide an understanding of key incident management concepts for FQHCs, based on the Healthcare Incident Command System (HICS) model, including how it is incorporated into the EOP. Following the webinar, participants will update their Center’s EOP as a team and customize standard HICS tools for their center. Technical assistance will be available to Center teams as requested during the 4-week period between the two webinars. On webinar #2, participants will share their accomplishments and challenges updating their plans and tools followed by a presentation on how to draft and execute a workplace exercise to test their organization’s utilization of HICS.

This training is a collaboration between NEPHTC, the DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness and the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers.

What you'll learn

This course provides practical knowledge on how to apply basic HICS principals and concepts in the Community Health Center environment. Successful participants will improve their ability to apply HICS by updating ICS aspects of their EOP and customizing ICS tools for their centers. The training is appropriate for individuals with all levels of experience with emergency operations planning.

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Discuss the importance and purpose of utilizing HICS to manage the response to an incident.
  • Discuss how HICS is incorporated into the organizational Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).
  • Describe the primary functions and management principles of HICS.
  • Recognize the key HICS tools and forms used in incident management.
  • Update the organizational EOP to enhance the use of HICS when the plan is activated
  • Select HICS tools and forms to be used within the organization and adapt them as necessary.
  • Provide examples of common challenges updating an organizational EOP and associated HICS tools.
  • Identify initial steps to draft an exercise to test the use of HICS in a simulated EOP activation.
  • Locate resources to support the design and execution of an exercise.
  • Summarize course key concepts

Instructors

Enrollment and Completion

To enroll in this course, please select the Enroll Me button below. Note that centers are strongly encouraged to register as teams of 2 to 5 staff from each Center.

This course is designed for Community Health Center staff. Participants must attend both webinars and participate in the team project in order to receive a NEPHTC Certificate of Completion. Any questions about the program or enrollment can be directed to Kathi Traugh at kathi.traugh@yale.edu or by calling 203-785-2868.

MACHW Workshops: From Tears to Cheers: A Story of Resilience

How has COVID-19 affected the mental health of community health workers across the state of Massachusetts? What might be the long-term effects of COVID-19 on the community health worker community?


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Course Information


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.

Dr. Johnson will present on the 10C’s model he develops for understanding intergenerational trauma, vicarious trauma, diversity, conflict, self and social transformation.  He will share how he use the 10C’s to help individual, groups, communities and organizations, acquire   the knowledge, skills and abilities to challenge internalize and systemic oppression, by being culturally competent while engaging in cross cultural relationships.  The model helps us understand the trauma, that cause the conflicts that are often faced during these experiences, that causes us to recognize and question power differences around race, culture, gender, class, sexual orientation, and other aspects of diversity.  The 10C’s model helps in understand the complex social and political meaning of what we call diversity.

The 10 Cs focus counseling is a process of helping clients reconnect, reclaim, redefine, and celebrate all aspects of who we are.  It is only by embracing all parts of ourselves that we can become whole empowered beings who can work to address the trauma and end the oppressions that hurt and divide us.


What you'll learn

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the 10Cs model and how it can help to build cross cultural relationships
  • Explain sources, symptoms, and the long and short term effects of trauma
  • Discuss epigenetics and the generational passing of trauma
  • Recognize Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome and the positive and negative adaptive behaviors that may result from it

Subject Matter Expert

  • Ulric Johnson

    Ulric Johnson

    Associate Director of Employee Assistance Program for City of Boston

  • Dr. Ulric Johnson is a community organizer focusing on the impact of “isms” and violence on youth, families, organizations and communities. He specializes in the impact of color, culture, class, character and context on individual and group behaviors, especially as it relates to the prevention, progression and treatment of what he refers to as addictive behaviors.

    He runs a private group practice Transformation Awareness Growth Vision. Where he and his associates provide cross cultural, anti-racism, mental health counseling, coaching and consultation, as well as the founder and director of Teens Against Gang Violence, a peer leadership, youth and family program.

    He’s the Associate Director for the City of Boston Employee Assistant Program, where he oversees the clinical services that the program provided for over 18,000 employees, and their families.

    Dr. Johnson is the former Assistant Dean/Campus Director of Springfield College: Boston Campus School of Human Services, Co-founder of the Peaceable Schools and Community Group, a former faculty member of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Lesley College Center for Peaceable Schools and Communities.

    Dr. Johnson received his PhD in Cross Cultural Psychology from Southwestern University and his M.A in Psychology from Boston College.

    He is a Board-Certified Human Service Professional, Certified Addiction Specialist, Certified AIDS counselor, Certified Forensic Counselor, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

    Dr. Johnson is a local, national, and international organizer, presenter, consultant and trainer on Cross Cultural and Multicultural communication and relationship, Gang Violence Prevention and Youth Leadership Development. He is actively involved in his local community in developing coalitions and collaborative work in bringing a multicultural approach to the issues of urban violence from a Public Health perspective.


    He refers to himself as an African Trin-Bagonian, because he is originally from Trinidad and Tobago. He presently lives in Dorchester, Boston MA.

    Quote: “Commitment is focus, strategy, determination, and consistency driven by love, and grounded in knowledge” From the “10C’s Model of Diversity Awareness and Social Change” By Ulric Johnson and Patti DeRosa

    • Terry Mason

      Terry Mason

    • Theresa (Terry) Mason is an experienced public health and policy researcher, policy advocate and activist based in Boston, Massachusetts. Her graduate degrees are in socio-cultural anthropology. Her studies focused on social and political movements for change and on race, class, and ethnicity in the U.S. For the past fifteen years she has specialized in policy research and development to promote and support advancement of community health workers as part of public health, health care and other community based teams. She began this work while on staff at the Massachusetts Public Health Association where she worked as part of the MACHW -led campaign to successfully pass legislation establishing voluntary state certification for CHWs. She volunteered to prepare CHWs to talk to their legislators and led meetings at multiple MACHW annual CHW advocacy days at the legislature. She also developed a training for CHWs to expand thinking about change beyond the individual to the community level. Terry has worked directly with CHWs in harm reduction work among drug injectors at risk for HIV/AIDs, organized health care providers nationally to advocate for changes in global HIV/AIDs financing, and worked as part of collaborations promoting sustainable financing of CHWs. She is a long-time climate justice advocate and has volunteered on many community and city change initiatives, as well as volunteering on campaigns for city, state, and national candidates who promote equity and social justice.



      Registration

      Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this workshop. If you have any trouble accessing the workshop, contact support@nephtc.org.

      Acknowledgement
      This project is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

      Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.