Community Health Education Center (CHEC) is a board-approved training center in the state of Massachusetts and serves as 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 (More information and registration)
- Medical Interpreter Training (More information and registration)
- Comprehensive certificate programs
- Community health worker education (More information and registration)
- Health modules
- Advanced seminars and workshops (More information and registration)
- 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
History UnErased: LGBTQ Training series: On-site and virtual programming offer a multimedia, interactive experience for all participants.
History UnErased’s use of the LGBTQ acronym represents lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer indicates additional inclusivity and our acknowledgment of the evolving understanding and vocabulary connected with non-binary identities in our society. History UnErased also acknowledges that these terms are defined by a variety of research-based institutions with endless variation. In our attempt to find a common language to engage in the work of teaching and learning that is conceptual and applicable across the historical narrative, we have aligned to the American Psychological Association’s definitions of the following terms: gender, gender concept, gender expression, gender identity, queer, sexual orientation, and transgender.
View current offerings of LGBTQ trainings: LGBTQ Webpage
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 visit CHEC’s continued learning webpage view current offerings of BTG trainings: BTG Webpage
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.
Advanced training goes beyond the foundational knowledge acquired during formal education and initial professional training. It provides health workers with opportunities to enhance their existing competencies, acquire specialized skills, and explore emerging areas of healthcare. These trainings are designed to broaden leadership and management skills among health workers, empowering them to take on higher-level roles and contribute to strategic decision-making within healthcare organizations.
Additional Resources for CHWs
- Get Certified as a CHW in Massachusetts!
- Department of Public Health-Office of Community Health Workers
- Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers
- National Association of Community Health Workers
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