August 26, 2022

Exciting News ! CHEC is Now a State Approved Training Site and Registration is Open Now for Fall Community Health Worker (CHW) Core Competency Training

We are proud to announce that CHEC is now a State Approved Training Site. Therefore, participants who complete the Comprehensive Outreach Education Certificate program will be eligible to apply for state certified Community Health Worker via the Combined Training & Work Experience Pathway. 

Trainings are FREE to Lowell CHC staff and require Manager approval to attend.

REGISTER NOW For Fall Trainings

These trainings are offered as part of a larger certificate program, the Comprehensive Outreach Education Certificate (COEC) Program. The COEC Program is a two-part training program that introduces Health Educators, Community Health Workers, and other public health professionals to a way of understanding health problems from a public health perspective. The training encourages participants to become proficient on a variety of health topics affecting diverse communities.

All workshops are open to any participant, and may be taken separately or as part of the Comprehensive Outreach Education Certificate. 


  • Introduction to Outreach Education & Mandated Reporting
  • Community Organizing
  • Understanding Health Insurance
  • Assessment Techniques
  • Public Health
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Harm Reduction & Prevention
  • Cross Cultural Communication
  • Leadership Skills
  • Outreach Education I & II
  • Effective Documentation
  • Care Coordination & Team-Based Care

*All courses are held on Zoom*


  • Professional conduct and Ethics *
  • Health Literacy: A Start
  • Diabetes & Prediabetes
  • HIV/AIDS: Supporting Community Members
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Depression and Anxiety: Help Others Cope
  • Family Planning & Wellness
  • Substance Use

*Professional Conduct and Ethic is part of the Core Competencies. It is a requirement for Certificate of Completion.