Community Health Worker Training Opportunity – Applications due by March 7th


Beginning March 26, 2014

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are frontline public health workers who apply their unique understanding of the experience, language and/or culture of the populations they serve. The 48-hour Core Competency Course for Community Health Workers, designed and implemented by the Outreach Worker Training Institute at the Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center, provides in-depth instruction on fundamental CHW skills like communication, assessment, cultural responsiveness, documentation, organization, and advocacy.* Attendees who successfully complete the entire training are awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.

Click here to access the application form.

This training is supported by the Asthma Regional Council of New England (a program of Health Resources in Action) through its New England Asthma Innovations Collaborative project** and is offered at no cost to attendees. Travel expenses are not included.

All training sessions will be held from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (includes a 30 minute break for lunch) at the Central MA Area Health Educator Center, 35 Harvard Street in Worcester, MA. Lunch will be provided.


Session 1 – Wednesday, March 26th
Session 2 – Wednesday, April 2nd
Session 3 – Wednesday, April 9th
Session 4 – Wednesday, April 30th
Session 5 – Wednesday, May 14th
Session 6 – Wednesday, May 21st
Session 7 – Tuesday, June 3rd
Session 8 – Wednesday, June 4th

Inclement weather date: Wednesday, June 18th


As there is limited space in the training cohort, prospective attendees must complete and submit an application form by 5 PM on Friday, March 7, 2014.  Trainees will be notified of their status by close of business on Friday, March 14, 2014.


Christine Gordon, Program Coordinator, Asthma Regional Council
617-279-2240 ext 505

*Development of the Core Competency Course for CHWs was partially supported with funding from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH).

**The project described is supported by Grant Number 1C1CMS331039 from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and have not been approved by the DHHS, CMS.