Boston, MA 02118
CHEC’s COEC Program is a two-part, 80-hour training program that covers core competencies Community Health Workers need to provide effective community outreach and health edu- cation work in community-based settings. The training emphasizes skills to prepare CHWs to serve in a variety of functions including culturally appropriate health education and outreach, navigating the health and human service systems, assuring access to services, advocating for individual and community needs, and building individual and community capacity. In addition, the training encourages CHWs to become proficient on health issues affecting diverse communities and introduces them to a public health framework for understanding these issues. Enrollment is available for Community Health Workers and/or volunteers who are currently employed by community health centers or community based organizations that do at least 20 hours a week of Community Health Work.
Deadline for registration is January 3rd.