The Community Health Education Center (CHEC) is the centerpiece for public health education in the Northeast Region of Massachusetts.

Training and Educational Services Include:

  • Cross-training, education, and professional development for local or regional educators and their supervisors
  • Comprehensive certificate programs
  • Community health worker education
  • Health modules
  • Advanced seminars and workshops
  • Networking opportunities

CHEC specializes in providing diverse educational and professional development opportunities for community health workers and other health care workers. These programs are facilitated in-person, online, and in hybrid formats. As adult learners, participants are engaged in various learning pathways to broaden their scope of knowledge, skills, and cultural competence. Participants connect and network with one another to share community resources, learn more about current public health issues, and establish peer support.

Training at a Glance

Comprehensive Outreach Education Certificate (COEC) Program

The COEC program enables Community Health Workers and other frontline health workers to understand health from a public health perspective.

View current offerings of COEC trainings: COEC Webpage

Bridging the Gap (BTG) Professional Medical Interpreter Program

Bridging the Gap (BTG) is a nationally recognized Health Care Interpreter Training Program developed by the Cross-Cultural Health Care Program. This intensive 40-hour Professional Medical Interpreter Training Program prepares participants for National Certification. CHEC is a licensed training provider of BTG.

View current offerings of BTG trainings: BTG Webpage