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Nurses: Fitting CHWs into your Public Health or Health Care Practice

What is the role of the Community Health Worker? How are organizations using the combined skills of their CHWs and their nurses to better promote health?

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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, providers and primary care team members, emergency department management, community health workers and medical assistants, social workers, hospital nurses, school nurses, organizations in community-based prevemtion and care, social service staff
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: March 15, 2017 (Archived)
    12:30-1:30pm
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_NFSCHPH.
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Competencies: Financial Planning and Management
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

At a time when Community Health Workers are increasingly important as a way of reaching vulnerable populations, hear from a leader who directs implementation across multiple programs and settings. Whether your organization already employs community health workers and wants to integrate their practice more effectively, or is considering how to introduce them and define their roles, this webinar will allow you to hear from both nurses and CHWs. Discover how working together has influenced their scopes of work and effectiveness.

What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the role of the Community Health Worker in comparison to the role of the public health or other nurse
  • Describe two models of CHW & nurse collaboration from real cases
  • Identify areas for potential improvement in collaborating with CHWs

Subject Matter Expert


  • Abby Charles

    Senior Program Manager
    Institute for Public Health Innovation

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. 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.

Category: Webinars

Introduction to Interviewing for CHWs

What interviewing skills do you need to gain insight into the strengths, assets and challenges of your clients and communities?


                      

Course Information

  • Audience: Community Health Workers and other public health professionals needing client interviewing skills to capture information relevant to the services offered by your agency/network..
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours:

    Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to .75 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is .75.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_IICHW
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.

  • Competencies: Communication Skills and Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion trainings: Introduction to HIPAA for CHWs
    Introduction to Ethics for CHWs and
    Introduction to Outreach Methods and Strategies
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Supplemental materials: PREPARE Tool

About this course

Community Health Worker interviews capture information about client circumstances relevant to the services offered by CHW agencies and/or network. The interview process relies on multiple skills and is one of the most important tools used by CHWs.

What you'll learn

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

  • Identify a tool used by CHWs to assess Social Determinants of Health (SDH)
  • Explain 3 tasks to complete prior to the CHW interview
  • Identify skills used in a client interview
  • List 2-3 protocols to understand prior to beginning the interview

    • Dawn Heffernan

Dawn Heffernan is a nurse and a public health professional who has supervised and trained community health workers for over a decade. Ms. Heffernan is passionate about community health and education. In addition to developing training for the New Public Health Training Center, she is currently working for Partners in Health as a case investigator for the corona virus pandemic.

Enrollment and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register for the course. If you have any trouble accessing the course, 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.

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Category: Self-Paced

An Equity Guided Approach to Public Health for Leaders at All Levels

What framework can help me develop my confident leadership approach to health equity?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health organizations and professionals interested in improving health equity; leaders and managers responsible for developing strategies, programs, policies and partnerships.
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours:

    Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:SS1131137_AEGAPHL.If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.

  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion trainings:  None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

This workshop will teach you the definitions, value driven actions and skills needed to develop your leadership approach to health equity. You’ll think about applying the actions and skills in your setting or scope of influence, in order to allow you to incorporate health equity principles into public health strategies, programs, interventions, identify inequities, modify outcomes and increase partnerships.

What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define health equity and key terms related to health equity
  • Identify four value-driven leadership actions for health equity
  • Practice the value-driven actions in your scope of influence
  • Practice applying five deBeaumont Strategic Skills to better approach your health equity issue
  • Develop a plan for ongoing self-directed learning
  • Sandro Galea

    Jewel Mullen, MD, MPD

    Associate Dean for Health Equity, University of Texas 

  • Jewel Mullen, M.D., MPH, is the associate dean for health equity at the Dell Medical School, as well as an associate professor in the school’s population health and internal medicine departments. She also serves as a senior consultant for Ascension Seton to help meet health equity goals across its system. Mullen is an internist, epidemiologist, public health physician leader and the former principal deputy assistant secretary for health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). While at HHS, she also served as the acting assistant secretary for health and acting director of the National Vaccine Program Office during the months bridging the transition from the Obama to the Trump administrations. Prior to her time at HHS, Mullen served for five years as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Her career has spanned clinical, research, teaching and administrative roles focused on improving the health of all people, especially those who are underserved. She is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in building effective community-based chronic disease prevention programs and for her commitment to improving individual and population health by strengthening coordination between community, public health and health care systems. Mullen is the former director of the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and medical director of Baystate Mason Square Neighborhood Health Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. She has held faculty appointments at the New York University, University of Virginia, Yale University and Tufts University schools of medicine. As Connecticut’s public health commissioner, Mullen created an Office of Health Equity Research, Evaluation and Policy to ensure that reducing disparities was included as a deliberate, measurable outcome of the department’s programmatic and regulatory efforts. She also successfully spearheaded initiatives to reduce racial disparities in low birth weight and infant mortality, advanced legislation to improve end-of-life care and led development of the state’s health assessment and health improvement plan as precursors to the department achieving accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board. As commissioner, she also directed her agency’s response to events such as natural disasters, the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and infectious disease outbreaks such as Ebola. Her accomplishments at HHS included participation in the coordination of the federal public health response to Zika, working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other federal partners and leaders in Puerto Rico. Mullen serves on the editorial board of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Policies for Action National Advisory Committee, the Alzheimer’s Association/CDC Healthy Brain Initiative Leadership Committee and the Medical Education Committee for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She also is a member of the Committee on a National Strategy for Cancer Control in the United States at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. A former member of the Advisory Committee to the CDC Director and its subcommittee on health disparities, Mullen chaired the CDC’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Control Federal Advisory Committee. She is a former president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. Board certified in internal medicine, Mullen received her bachelor’s degree and Master of Public Health from Yale University where she also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in psychosocial epidemiology. She graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society, and completed her residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

  • Sandro Galea

    Lailea Noel, PhD

    Assistant Professor, University of Texas

  • Lailea Noel is an assistant professor at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Noel’s research investigates the social and economic conditions that contribute to lower cancer treatment utilization and higher mortality rates in marginalized communities, particularly communities of color, and communities within residentially segregated urban and rural neighborhoods. She has a passion for conducting community-based participatory research and has a wealth of experience engaging communities, social scientists and medical professionals in such research partnerships. Her research interest and approach are informed by the two decades she spent as an oncology social work administrator at prestigious organizations — including the American Cancer Society and University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center — prior to pursuing her Ph.D. During her doctoral studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Noel participated in a five-year, community-based participatory research project in an area with high rates of poverty and the worst cancer mortality rates in metropolitan St. Louis. Her dissertation work, supported by an American Cancer Society Doctoral Training Grant in Oncology Social Work, explored the experiences of African American women in St. Louis, who had not started treatment for breast cancer six-months to two years following diagnosis. Since she joined the NYU Silver faculty in 2016, and was the 2018-19 Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin.

Enrollment and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register for the course. If you have any trouble accessing the course, 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.


Category: Self-Paced

Trauma-Informed Conversations

What does resiliency-building look like in the context of your everyday conversations with clients?

               

Course Information

  • Audience: Community Health Workers, CHW Supervisors, Health Education Professionals
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours:Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness.
  • Companion trainings: 
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

Trauma-Informed Conversations (or TIC) are particularly important when working with vulnerable clients or patients. A trauma-informed approach acknowledges that individuals are made vulnerable by the ways our social systems are designed and recognizes that each individual processes and reacts to trauma differently.

In this course we will discuss trauma and resiliency and provide practical tips for Community Health Workers and other providers on how to act as facilitators, connectors, and supportive teammates in advancing a client’s particular goals for their clinical care or general health.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe trauma and resiliency
  • Identify different stress responses that are common in individuals
  • Identify strategies for conducting trauma-informed conversations
  • Samantha Calero
    Samantha Calero

Samantha Isabel Calero (Sam, she/her) is a biracial Latinx public health consultant. Her work includes training and facilitation, technical assistance, policy analysis and development and organizational capacity building to address trauma, resiliency, racial and gender justice. She approaches her work with an intersectional, margins-to-center lens of relationship building and critical analysis for change. Sam is a member of Mijente and currently is completing her master's degree in health policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She lives in Roxbury with her daughter.

Enrollment and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register for the course. If you have any trouble accessing the course, 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.


Category: Self-Paced

Introduction to HIPAA for CHWs

What are best practices for managing clients' protected health information?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community Health Workers, CHW Supervisors, Health Education Professionals
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_IHIPAACHW If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness.
  • Companion trainings:  Introduction to Ethics for CHWs, Interviewing for CHWs
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

By the nature of their role, community health workers manage sensitive information about clients and communities. Community health worker practice relies on laws and protocols to guide their decisions about how to handle client information. One of the most important laws established to protect the privacy and confidentiality of health information is commonly referred to as HIPAA, also known as Health Insurance Portability Act. Note: If working in a HIPAA covered organization this training is only an introduction and you may still be required to attend HIPAA training through your employer. Not all organizations are HIPAA covered entities.

What you'll learn

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

  • Define HIPAA
  • List key components of protected health information
  • Identify at least three circumstances where CHWs apply HIPAA during their workday
  • Recognize one circumstance when you have an obligation to report HIPAA covered information
  • Dawn Heffernan
    Dawn Heffernan

Dawn Heffernan is a nurse and a public health professional who has supervised and trained community health workers for over a decade. Ms. Heffernan is passionate about community health and education. In addition to developing training for the New Public Health Training Center, she is currently working for Partners in Health as a case investigator for the corona virus pandemic.

Enrollment and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register for the course. If you have any trouble accessing the course, 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.


Category: Self-Paced

Introduction to Ethics for CHWs

What types of ethical dilemmas do you encounter on the job and how do you respond to these dilemmas? If you want more time to reflect on the types of ethical dilemmas faced by CHWs this course will be a good introduction for you.

   
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Course Information

  • Audience: Community Health Workers, CHW Supervisors, Health Education Professionals
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_IECHW If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness.
  • Companion trainings: A Brief Introduction to HIPAA for CHWs, Interviewing
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

Community Health Workers face ethical dilemmas on a daily basis. Ethical challenges can range in severity and in some cases can be quite complex. This short introduction raises awareness of what is an ethical dilemma and equips CHWs with tools to assist them when making decision about the best course of action.

What you'll learn

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

  • Recognize the definition and purpose of a code of ethics
  • Identify conditions for a situation to be considered an ethical dilemma
  • List 3 resources available to assist CHWs to make decisions about the best course of action for each ethical dilemma encountered.
  • Dawn Heffernan
    Dawn Heffernan

Dawn Heffernan is a nurse and a public health professional who has supervised and trained community health workers for over a decade. Ms. Heffernan is passionate about community health and education. In addition to developing training for the New Public Health Training Center, she is currently working for Partners in Health as a case investigator for the corona virus pandemic.

Enrollment and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register for the course. If you have any trouble accessing the course, 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.


Category: Self-Paced

An Introduction to One Health

What is One Health and how is it relevant to public health practitioners?


    

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, nurses, veterinarians, human health clinicians, environmental scientists, students, and others interested in the health of humans, animals and the environment
  • Format: Self-paced online training
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential eligible for contact hours:

    CHES: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: 08122020. If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.

  • Credential eligible for contact hours: NCPD (Nursing Continued Professional Development)  Accreditation: Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    Contact Hours: 1.0
  • Competencies: Public Health Sciences
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion trainings: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

Have you heard the term “One Health” but aren’t quite sure what it means or how it is different from public health? This course introduces One Health (human-animal-environmental health) to the public health practitioner. Areas of focus include zoonotic and vectorborne diseases, pollution and ecosystem change, comparative medicine, and human-animal-environment interactions. Multiple examples are provided, including for COVID-19. You’ll come away with a new perspective on health! 

What you'll learn

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

  • Define One Health
  • Provide examples of how humans, animals and the environment are interconnected
  • List the major competency areas for One Health practice
  • List four main topic areas of One Health and provide examples within each and their areas of overlapping
  • Describe multiple One Health aspects of COVID-19

Subject Matter Expert


  • Lynn Zanradi Blevins

Lynn Zanradi Blevins has been practicing public health in government and academic settings for 20 years in the areas of infectious disease, environmental health, emergency preparedness, and One Health (human-animal-environmental health).

Faculty/Planning Committee

  • Lynn Blevins, MD, MPH – Faculty/Planning Committee has no relevant financial relationships to disclose and does not plan on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.
  • Karen McKenny, RN – CNE Course Advisor has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Carmela Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN, Accredited Provider Activity Director has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Naomi Moeller, BA, CHCP – Planning Committee has no relevant financial relationships disclose.

Enrollment and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register for the course. If you have any trouble accessing the course, 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.

Disclosure Policy:

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Accredited Continuing Education activities to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. This information is disclosed to all activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to mitigate all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed. In accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies that faculty, planners, authors and anyone who may be in control of content have been mitigated.

Disclaimer:

THIS CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IS INTENDED SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES FOR QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. IN NO EVENT SHALL BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE. NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Category: Self-Paced

Storytelling for Public Health

How can you effectively convey your public health message using storytelling? 


 

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, especially program managers and communication specialists, in governmental and non-profit sectors. Public health stakeholders who would like to contribute their story to the public health dialog.
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.0 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours:

    Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:SS1131137_04012020.If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.

  • Competencies: Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Performance – learners will be able to outline a story using a storyboard.
  • Companion trainings: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

This course introduces storytelling as an effective communication tool in public health practice. After reviewing story structures, learners will review public health stories in multiple formats and outline their own story using a storyboard.

Do you have a great idea, data, or experience to share but can’t seem to reach your intended audience? Create a story to match your communication goal, audience, delivery options. In this course you will learn the elements of story and become familiar with two formats that you can use to frame your story. After reviewing real public health examples in a variety for formats, try outlining your own story using a storyboard. 

What you'll learn

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

  • Briefly describe the history of storytelling
  • Explain why story is an effective means of communication
  • Define the subject, audience, goal, and delivery format options for a story
  • Define the elements of a story: hook, inciting incident, protagonist, antagonist, tension, climax and conclusion
  • Explain two story formats: Story Mountain and the Journey Curve
  • Describe how a storyboard is used to outline a story
  • List questions to ask yourself when creating your title
  • List ethical consideration of storytelling
  • Outline a story in storyboard format

  • Lynn Zanradi Blevins

Lynn Zanradi Blevins has been practicing public health in government and academic settings for 20 years in the areas of infectious disease, environmental health, emergency preparedness, and One Health (human-animal-environmental health).

Enrollment and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register for the course. If you have any trouble accessing the course, 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.

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Category: Self-Paced

Introducción a los Métodos y Estrategias de Alcance

¿Cómo pueden los trabajadores en el campo de la salud crear planes de alcance efectivos que resuelvan las necesidades de las poblaciones vulnerables? Conoce los componentes clave de un plan de alcance efectivo.

            

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Información del Curso

  • Formato: Autorregulado
  • Costo: Gratuito
  • Duración: 1.5 horas
  • Credencial(s) elegibles para horas de contacto: Patrocinado por New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), un proveedor designado de horas de contacto de educación continua (CECH) en educación para la salud por la Comisión Nacional de Credencial de Educación para la Salud, Inc. Este programa está designado para Especialistas Certificados en Educación de Salud (CHES) y/o Especialistas Certificados en Educación de Salud (MCHES) para recibir hasta un total de 1 horas de contacto de educación continua de Categoría I. Las horas máximas de contacto de educación continua de nivel avanzado son 1. ID del proveedor: 1131137 ID del evento: SS1131137_IMEA.
    Si no está buscando un horario de contacto de CHES/MCHES, si completa el post-test y la evaluación, recibirá un Certificado de Finalización. El certificado incluirá la duración del curso.
  • Competencias: Analíticas/Evaluativas, Habilidades Comunicativas, Estándares de Practica Comunicaría, Desarrollo de Políticas/Programas de Planificación
  • Nivel de Aprendizaje: Concientización
  • Material Complementario: Guía del Curso y Requisitos Técnicos (PDF)
  • Requisitos: Ninguno

Sobre este curso

Como un promotor de salud en la comunidad, una función clave es proveerles cuidados a poblaciones vulnerables para poder conectarlos con los servicios apropiados. Para lograr esto, los trabajadores en el campo de la salud deben identificar cuando debería realizarse una tarea de alcance y como desarrollar un plan de alcance efectivo.


Qué aprenderás

Tras completar este curso, podrás:

  • Describir qué son las tareas de alcance y los componentes del Modelo de Alcance de la Salud
  • Identificar las cualidades y características de una población vulnerable y qué inicia el trabajo de alcance
  • Conocer tips que te mantendrán seguro en tus esfuerzos
  • Describir cómo seleccionar métodos y estrategias de alcance efectivos
  • Listar los elementos de un plan de alcance efectivo

Experta en el Tema

Horario de Registro y Contacto

El Certificado de Realización incluirá la duración del módulo. Generalmente 50-60 minutos equivalen a 1 hora de contacto. Las horas de contacto pueden utilizarse para cumplir con los requisitos de ciertas credenciales. Confirme con su ente acreditador para verificar si este tema cumple con sus requisitos de educación continua.

¿No puedes acceder al curso? Contacta a support@nephtc.org


Reconocimiento:

Este Proyecto ha sido/fue subsidiado por la Administración de Recursos y Servicios de Salud (HRSA) del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Sociales de los Estados Unidos (HHS) bajo el número de subsidio UB6HP27877 “Programa Centro Regional de Entrenamiento en Salud”. La información, contenido y conclusiones son propias del autor y no deben considerarse como la posición o política oficial del HRSA, HHS o del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos.

Category: Self-Paced

Introduction to Outreach Methods and Strategies

How can community health workers create effective outreach plans that address the needs of vulnerable populations? Learn about the key components of an effective outreach plan.


             


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Course Information

  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_IOMS.
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment, Communication Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice, Cultural Competency, Policy Development/Program Planning
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: Course Guide and Technical Requirements (PDF)
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

As a community health outreach worker, a key function of the role is providing health outreach to vulnerable populations in order to connect them with the appropriate enabling services. In order to do so, community health workers must be able to identify when outreach should occur and how to develop the most effective outreach plan.


What you'll learn

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

  • Articulate what outreach is and the components of the Health Outreach Model
  • Identify qualities and characteristics of vulnerable populations and what triggers outreach
  • List tips to keep you safe in your outreach efforts
  • Describe how to choose effective outreach methods and strategies
  • Outline the elements of an effective outreach plan

Subject Matter Expert

Enrollment and Contact Hours

Note there are two different options for enrolling in this course highlighted in the table below.

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.

Having trouble accessing the course? 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 UB6HP27877 “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.

Category: Self-Paced

Numbers in Health: Make the Meaning Clear

What are the frameworks to ensure health numeracy among populations?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals, Community Health Workers, Medical Professionals
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Competencies: Communication Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice, Cultural Competency
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

Numbers can be hard for people to understand and apply, especially when related to public health and health care decision making. The concept of risk is particularly abstract and difficult to grasp. Numbers can pose a significant roadblock for people. For example, those with chronic diseases must use numbers to monitor their health on a daily bases. As health professionals, it is important to have the skills needed to assist people with numbers, especially people with basic and below basic numeracy and health literacy skills. This webinar offers tips and strategies health professionals can use to communicate about numbers and help people better manage and improve their health.


What you'll learn

After completing the training, you will be able to...

  • Define numeracy and how it impacts health and healthcare
  • Outline 10 tips to help adults use numbers for self-care and community health
  • Consider risk communication strategies to help people make health related decisions

Subject Matter Experts


Enrollment and Contact Hours

Note there are two different options for enrolling in this course highlighted in the table below.

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.

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

Category: Self-Paced

Use of Public Health Concepts and Approaches

What is public health?  How do community health workers fit into the public health framework?

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Course Information

  • Format: Self paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 2 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_UPHCA.
    If you are not seeking CHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment, Communication Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice, Cultural Competency
  • Companion Trainings: The 10 Essential Public Health Services in Action
    Introduction to Outreach Methods and Strategies
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

In this course, learners will learn more about “what is public health", add to what they already know about public health and medical systems, gain a better understanding about the importance of public health and how community health workers fit into the public health framework.

What you'll learn

After completing this training, you will be able to:

  • Explain what is public health and why it is so important.
  • Describe how public health has impacted life expectancy over the past century.
  • Identify the types of public health challenges faced by vulnerable populations.
  • Name the various parties and agencies involved in a public health infrastructure
  • Provide an example of how data is used in public health policy
  • Distinguish between health equity and health disparity
  • Explain how the social determinants of health impact health equity
  • List at least four priority topic areas of the Healthy People 2020 initiative
  • Demonstrate how the public health pyramid can be used to develop a comprehensive intervention
  • Discuss important considerations when developing a public health plan for your community.

Subject Matter Experts


  • Dawn Heffernan, RN, MS, CDE
    Director,
    Western Massachusetts
    Public Health Training Center

Enrollment and Contact Hours

Note there are two different options for enrolling in this course highlighted in the table below.

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the module. 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.

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

Category: Self-Paced

Foundations of Infection Prevention in the Ambulatory Care Setting

What is the basic science that underlies infection prevention? Learn about how bacteria and viruses are spread and how you can prevent disease transmission? 

Boston University School of Public Health        

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Course Information

About this course

This course provides an overview of basic principles of infection transmission and the role of healthcare staff in preventing the spread of infections to themselves, colleagues and patients. It contains non-graded knowledge checks so learners can interact with the content. The course may be taken in more than one sitting.

What you'll learn

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

  • Explain the basic modes of infection transmission
    • Recall the differences between bacteria and viruses
    • Recognize the three basic transmission principles
    • Recognize common ways diseases are spread
    • Recognize common signs of active infection
    • Recognize the three stages of an infection

  • Describe your role in preventing infection transmission
    • Recall at least three ways you or others can prevent disease transmission
    • Recognize the importance of teamwork in infection prevent in healthcare settings
    Subject Matter Experts


  • Louise-Marie Dembry, MD, FACP, MS, MBA
    Professor of Medicine
    and of Epidemiology
    Director, Hospital Epidemiology VA CT Healthcare System


  • David B. Banach, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Head of Infection Prevention 
    and Hospital Epidemiologist UConn Health

Enrollment and 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.

Having trouble accessing the course? 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 UB6HP27877 “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.

Category: Self-Paced

Standard Precautions in the Ambulatory Care Setting: The Basics of Hand Hygiene

What is hand hygiene and why is it fundamental to preventing the spread of infections? Learn about when and how to perform hand hygiene to protect yourself, your patients and your co-workers from infection.  

New England Public Health Training Center         

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Course Information

  • Audience: Designed for ambulatory care settings, such as primary care clinics and doctor's offices. Intended audiences are administrative and clerical staff; non-licensed clinical staff; non- clinical staff; facilities staff and volunteers
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 25 Minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_BIPHH. 
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

This course provides an overview of standard precautions, the practice of hand hygiene and the role of healthcare staff in preventing the spread of infections to themselves, colleagues and patients. The course may be taken in more than one sitting.

What you'll learn

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

  • Define Standard Precautions
  • List at least two reasons whyhand hygiene is important to infection prevention
  • Recall when hand hygiene should be performed
  • Recall how long hands should be rubbed when using long soap
  • Recall two advantages of using alcohol- based rubs

Subject Matter Experts


  • Louise-Marie Dembry, MD, FACP, MS, MBA
    Professor of Medicine 
    (Infectious Diseases)
    and of Epidemiology
    (Microbial Diseases);
    Director, Hospital Epidemiology
    VA CT Healthcare System

Enrollment and 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.

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

Category: Self-Paced

Standard Precautions in the Ambulatory Care Setting: Safe Cough Practices

Standard Precautions in the Ambulatory Care Setting: Safe Cough Practices

How do you approach a patient with a cough? Learn how you can prevent the spread of respiratory infections. 

New England Public Health Training Center          

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Course Information

  • Audience: Designed for ambulatory care settings, such as primary care clinics and doctor's offices. Intended audiences are administrative and clerical staff; non-licensed clinical staff; non- clinical staff; facilities staff and volunteers
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 20 Minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_BIPSCP If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

After a quick review of Standard Precautions, this course provides an overview of how to prevent respiratory infection transmission. The course may be taken in more than one sitting.

What you'll learn

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

  • Recall two types of respiratory infection transmission
  • Recognize the correct approach to patient with a cough
  • Recognize patient symptoms that require additional infection control actions

    Subject Matter Experts



  • David B. Banach, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Head of Infection Prevention 
    and Hospital Epidemiologist UConn Health

Enrollment and 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.

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

Category: Self-Paced

Transmission-Based Precautions in the Ambulatory Care Setting

What actions should you take with a patient who may have a serious infectious disease? Learn about Transmission-Based Precautions, practical steps that protect you, your patients and your co-workers from infection.  

New England Public Health Training Center         

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Course Information

About this course

This self-study course introduces learners to Transmission-Based Precautions. This course provides an overview of why and when Transmission-Based Precautions should be used, along with examples of how these precautions can be applied in the ambulatory care setting. The course may be taken in more than one sitting.

What you'll learn

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

  • Define Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Recall the three categories of Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Describe the unique features of each category of Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Recognize when to use each category of Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Recognize when to combine Transmission-Based Precautions

Subject Matter Experts


  • Louise-Marie Dembry, MD, FACP, MS, MBA
    Professor of Medicine 
    (Infectious Diseases)
    and of Epidemiology
    (Microbial Diseases);
    Director, Hospital Epidemiology
    VA CT Healthcare System

Enrollment and 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.

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

Category: Self-Paced

Standard Precautions in the Ambulatory Care Setting: Personal Protective Equipment and Safe Surfaces

What is personal protective equipment (PPE)? What should you do if a surface may have been exposed to patient body fluids? Learn about different types of PPE and how to properly clean surfaces to protect yourself, your patients and your co-workers from infection transmission.  


       


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Course Information

  • Audience: Designed for ambulatory care settings, such as primary care clinics and doctor's offices. Intended audiences are administrative and clerical staff; non-licensed clinical staff; non- clinical staff; facilities staff and volunteers
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 20 Minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_BIPPPESS If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

This self-study course introduces learners to personal protective equipment (PPE) and safe surfaces, two components of Standard Precautions. After a quick review of Standard Precautions, this course provides an overview of types and use of PPE in the ambulatory setting and when and how to treat potentially contaminated surfaces. The course may be taken in more than one sitting.

What you'll learn

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

  • Recognize commonly used personal protective equipment
  • Recall actions to take is a surface may have been exposed to patient body fluid

    Subject Matter Experts


  • David B. Banach, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Head of Infection Prevention 
    and Hospital Epidemiologist UConn Health

Enrollment and 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.

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

Category: Self-Paced

Course Information

  • Audience: Members of the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW)
  • Format: Online Workshop
  • Date/Time: Thursday July 8, 2021
    10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC). MACHW and NEPHTC are pleased to offer a certificate of completion to all attendees and for Mass CHWS who complete this 1.5 hour webinar you will receive 1.5 CEUs for renewal of your CHW certification. Please return to nephtc.org complete the evaluation and you can obtain a downloadable certificate with your name and date of download.
  • Competencies: Effective Communication,

    Cultural Responsiveness and Mediation, Education to Promote Healthy Behavior Change, Use of Public Health Concepts and Approaches, Advocacy and Community Capacity Building

  • Learning Level: Awareness and Performance
  • Companion Trainings: MACHW Workshop Series
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None


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.

Community Health Workers are central in supporting the health of the communities they work with, and yet, they are often at risk for burnout themselves due to inequitable work conditions. This workshop will discuss strategies for voice and reflect on how to improve well-being at work.

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

  • Explore the connection between workers’ voices and their well-being as individuals, and as a collective group.
  • Discuss benefits of worker unions and strategies for organizing workers in health and social services.
  • Discuss strategies for voicing and improving well-being at work
  • Recognize how systemic oppressions and practices impact our work and well being


Subject Matter Expert

  • Yaminette Diaz

    Yaminette Diaz

  • Yaminette Díaz-Linhart is a PhD candidate at Brandeis University. Her research explores how worker voice and representation impact well-being outcomes for health care and social service workers. She is currently conducting a study to understand the well-being of community health workers in Massachusetts.

  • Yaminette Diaz

    Kimberly Mendoza

  • Kimberly Mendoza Iraheta is a CHW and Regional Chapter Leader in Greater-Boston for the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers.


  • Lisette Blondet

  • Lissette Blondet is the director of the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW). She has dedicated most of her professional life to anchoring community health workers (CHWs) as public health professionals. In 1993, she founded the Community Health Education Center (CHEC), one of the first training and resource centers for CHWs in the country. CHEC’s standards for CHW curricula and core competencies have been replicated in other states. The program was so successful that in 1997, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health funded its expansion to the northeast region of the state. Both centers, CHEC Boston and CHEC Northeast are still thriving and have graduated over a thousand CHWs. More recently, Lissette provided technical assistance to the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund on community health and community health workers. She also previously served as Director of Community Benefits for Cape Cod Healthcare, focusing on making healthcare accessible to the underserved while building her experience in healthcare financing. As the director of MACHW, Lissette brings all her experience and skills to strengthen the association and strategically position the workforce to seize the many opportunities now available through health care reform, including reimbursement and broad recognition of the attributes and competencies of CHWs.


  • Jamie Berberena

  • Jamie Berberena is a CHW and serves as Regional Chapter Leader in Southeastern Massachusetts and Advisory Board member for the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers.


  • Areliz Barbosa

  • Areliz Barbosa is a CHW and is the Regional Chapter Leader for Western Massachusetts for the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers.

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

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.



To Learn more about the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers please visit: www.machw.org

Category: Blended

MACHW Workshops: Self Care, Caring for Ourselves and Others

Who is caring for the caretaker?
Join us as we explore self care strategies for demanding times.


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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.

In this workshop, we explore the Stress First Aid (SFA) model based on five evidence-informed factors that help people recover from stress and adversity. These include the need for safety, calm, connection, sense of competence or self-efficacy, and hope.

Stress First Aid (SFA) provides a framework for psychological peer support, with a set of supportive actions designed to promote self-care and coworker support. The overarching aim of SFA is to identify and mitigate the negative impacts of stress at work before they impair staff health and well-being.


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

  • Explore evidence informed strategies to increase self efficacy, promote self care and mental wellness
  • Begin to understand and utilize resiliency practices and Stress First Aid
  • Define empathy and compassion, how they differ and what gets in their way
  • Describe what makes us strong and what makes us vulnerable as caregivers
  • Better understand what takes place in our mind and body when we experience stress

Subject Matter Expert

  • Beth Lown

    Beth Lown

  • Beth Lown, MD Chief Medical Officer of The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare. In this role she creates scientific content and develops new initiatives, programs and research. She speaks locally, nationally and internationally about empathy, compassion and communication, and teaches these attributes and skills to health professionals across the continuum of learning. Dr. Lown is associate professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA and is a clinician- educator at Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA.


  • Lisette Blondet

  • Lissette Blondet is the director of the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW). She has dedicated most of her professional life to anchoring community health workers (CHWs) as public health professionals. In 1993, she founded the Community Health Education Center (CHEC), one of the first training and resource centers for CHWs in the country. CHEC’s standards for CHW curricula and core competencies have been replicated in other states. The program was so successful that in 1997, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health funded its expansion to the northeast region of the state. Both centers, CHEC Boston and CHEC Northeast are still thriving and have graduated over a thousand CHWs. More recently, Lissette provided technical assistance to the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund on community health and community health workers. She also previously served as Director of Community Benefits for Cape Cod Healthcare, focusing on making healthcare accessible to the underserved while building her experience in healthcare financing. As the director of MACHW, Lissette brings all her experience and skills to strengthen the association and strategically position the workforce to seize the many opportunities now available through health care reform, including reimbursement and broad recognition of the attributes and competencies of CHWs.


  • Jamie Berberena

  • Jamie Berberena is a CHW and serves as Regional Chapter Leader in Southeastern Massachusetts and Advisory Board member for the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers.


  • Areliz Barbosa

  • Areliz Barbosa is a CHW and is the Regional Chapter Leader for Western Massachusetts for the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers.

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

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.



To Learn more about the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers please visit: www.machw.org

Category: Blended

MACHW Workshops: Exploring Mental Health Strategies to Cope with Everyday Stress

Feeling stressed? … Emotional fatigue?
Would you like to learn new science based skills and strategies proven to help you cope with everyday stress and anxiety?


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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.

In this workshop, we explore the science of stress and anxiety. One of the impacts of the ongoing stress that many of us are experiencing as a result of COVID-19 is that we may feel like doing nothing, when actually doing something is critical for building resilience. We will explore how our science-based framework, TEB (thoughts, emotions and behaviors) can get us unstuck. We will then explore our science-driven skill “Charge Up” by practicing planning activities that charge up our “batteries” and can help us, and the individuals we work with, improve mental and physical health.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe what is happening in our brains when we experience stressful situations
  • Describe the difference between healthy and unhealthy levels of stress and anxiety
  • Explain how stressful situations can lead to “spinning cycles” of unhelpful thoughts, emotions, and behaviors
  • Describe how stressors can cause us to shut down and disengage
  • Explain how “Charge Up” can be used to help someone who is overwhelmed with stress and feeling stuck, disengaged, and drained of energy
  • List multiple examples of how to Charge Up
  • Describe the steps of Charge Up and how those steps could be applied

Subject Matter Expert


  • Ylira Pimentel

  • Ylira Pimentel, LICSW, currently works with MGH’s Community Psychiatry Program for Research in Implementation and Dissemination of Evidenced-Based Treatments (PRIDE) which spearheads efforts to bring evidenced-based practices and science-driven skills to organizations and communities. At PRIDE’s Training Institute she is a group coach for its Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based TEB (Thoughts, Emotions, Behavior) curriculum. She has extensive experience working with diverse populations through administrative, clinical, and consulting roles in organizations such as Vinfen, BayCove, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-Boston and MGH’s Chelsea Healthcare Center. She is also a part-time faculty member at Boston College School of Social Work, where she teaches Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She holds an B.A. from Umass Boston, an M.S.W. and a certificate in child and adolescent trauma from Simmons College.


  • Lisette Blondet

  • Lissette Blondet is the director of the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW). She has dedicated most of her professional life to anchoring community health workers (CHWs) as public health professionals.
    In 1993, she founded the Community Health Education Center (CHEC), one of the first training and resource centers for CHWs in the country. CHEC’s standards for CHW curricula and core competencies have been replicated in other states. The program was so successful that in 1997, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health funded its expansion to the northeast region of the state. Both centers, CHEC Boston and CHEC Northeast are still thriving and have graduated over a thousand CHWs.
    More recently, Lissette provided technical assistance to the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund on community health and community health workers. She also previously served as Director of Community Benefits for Cape Cod Healthcare, focusing on making healthcare accessible to the underserved while building her experience in healthcare financing.
    As the director of MACHW, Lissette brings all her experience and skills to strengthen the association and strategically position the workforce to seize the many opportunities now available through health care reform, including reimbursement and broad recognition of the attributes and competencies of CHWs.


  • Jamie Berberena

  • Jamie Berberena is a CHW and serves as Regional Chapter Leader in Southeastern Massachusetts and Advisory Board member for the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers.


  • Areliz Barbosa

  • Areliz Barbosa is a CHW and is the Regional Chapter Leader for Western Massachusetts for the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers.

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Acknowledgement

This project is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

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.



To Learn more about the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers please visit: www.machw.org

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