BUILDING A WORKFORCE

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COVID-19 Specific



Healthcare practices, agencies, or facilities with 50 or fewer employees can request a disinfectant voucher when ordering PPE... Read more.

COVID-19: Simple Answers to Top Questions
Risk Communication Field Guide
Questions and Key Messages

from Astho, updated July 12th, 2020


Making Contact: A Training for COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Introductory online course for entry-level COVID-19 contact tracers, for use by health agencies in rapid training of new contact tracers, offered by Astho.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Quarantine and Isolation
Guidance by Population
from RI DOH Updated July 23, 2020


COVID-19 Fact Sheets in Six Languages!

The RI Department of Health has created a website that is updated regularly with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), including COVID-19 fact Sheets available in six languages: EnglishSpanishChineseFrenchHaitian Creole, and Portuguese.

These Fact Sheets have special instructions on face masks and making disinfectant.  More will be translated soon!

• Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fact Sheet (Spanish)

• Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fact Sheet (French)

• Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fact Sheet (English)


 

For Community Health Workers


24-Hour Telehealth Opioid Support 

RI launched a Buprenorphine Hotline for people with moderate to severe opioid use disorder, offering 24-hour telehealth service access for patients who are seeking initiation of buprenorphine treatment.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FROM NAMI (ONLINE!)

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups – Now over Zoom!!!

NAMI Connection is a free recovery support group for people living with any mental illness.  NAMI Connection provides a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope. You don’t need to register to attend. Read more and view schedule!


Age Friendly RI Virtual Community Center

Keeping our bodies healthy, minds sharp and spirits high.

The Age-Friendly RI Virtual Community Center is the place to go to connect, learn, and play online when in-person community experiences are not possible. Take part in a wide array of online activities – fitness and wellness, cooking and gardening, tech help, information and how-to sessions, classes, entertainment, games, social and cultural events, trips and tours – wherever you may be.

Visit https://agefriendlyri.org to find a full schedule of free, engaging activities every day. Click and enjoy!

Brought to you through a grant from the Tufts Health Plan and support from our many coalition partners.


YouTube Video Promoting Community Health Network Classes!


New England Public Health Training Center's CHW self-paced online training Introduction to Outreach Methods and Strategies is also available in Spanish: Introducción a los Métodos y Estrategias de Alcance.

Introducción a los Métodos y Estrategias de Alcance

¿Cómo pueden los trabajadores en el campo de la salud crear planes de alcance
efectivos que resuelvan las necesidades de las poblaciones vulnerables? Conoce
los componentes clave de un plan de alcance efectivo.

Tras completar este curso, podrás:

  • Describir qué son las tareas de alcance y los componentes del
  • Modelo de Alcance de la Salud
  • Identificar las cualidades y características de una población
    vulnerable y qué inicia el trabajo de alcance
  • Conocer tips que te mantendrán seguro en tus esfuerzos
  • Describir cómo seleccionar métodos y estrategias de alcance
    efectivos
  • Listar los elementos de un plan de alcance efectivo

Visit www.nephtc.org


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Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum

Smiles for Life produces educational resources to ensure the integration of oral health and primary care. Register and take the online training at this link: www.smilesforlifeoralhealth.org


 

For information on an online “Community Health Workers and Chronic Conditions Training Program” facilitated by MCD, click here.


To link to information about global Community Health Workers: http://www.chwcentral.org/about-chw-central


RI Department of Health Report "Community Health Workers in RI: Growing a public health workforce for a healthier state": To find out about CHWs in RI -- where they work, what they do, how they train, who funds them, who gets CHW services, see the full report by linking here.


For ideas about crafting community health programs in rural areas, link here.

For Employers


HHS Partnership With Morehouse School

$40 Million Initiative Will Help Communities Hardest Hit by the Pandemic

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/06/23/hhs-announces-partnership-morehouse-school-medicine-fight-covid-19-racial-ethnic-minority.html

 


Opioid Best Practices

Region I and II state and territorial health officials developed a resource on opioid prevention and treatment best practices. This report, developed in collaboration with ASTHO as part of the 2017-2018 President’s Challenge, is the culmination of a year-long multidisciplinary committee chaired by Monica Bharel (SHO-MA). Click here for best practices.


The Center for Health Care Strategies focuses on “Advancing Health Care and Community-Based Organization Partnerships to Address Social Determinants: Lessons from the Field.”

For a post on “Supporting Social Service and Health Care Partnerships to Address Health-Related Social Needs: Case Study Series” click here.

For a post on “Tools for Supporting Social Service and Health Care Partnerships to Address Social Determinants of Health” click here.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Policy Evidence Assessment Report: Community Health Worker Policy Components

Click here for report


RI Department of Health Report "Community Health Workers in RI: Growing a public health workforce for a healthier state": To find out about CHWs in RI -- where they work, what they do, how they train, who funds them, who gets CHW services, see the full report by linking here.