BUILDING A WORKFORCE

Resources

For Community Health Workers


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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


Integra Grant Opportunity

 

Is your community organization looking for ways to partner with health care?  Do you work on social determinants of health, to get at the root causes of people getting sick?  Integra is offering a funding opportunity to bring together community and health care, and is looking for help getting the word out!

LEARN MORE:

Attend an Applicant Conference on either Wednesday, September 25, 9:00am – 10:30am, or Thursday, September 26, 2019, 3:00pm – 4:30pm.

Kindly RSVP by September 20 at this link. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one session.

DEADLINE: 

Letter of interested submission deadline is Friday, October 25, 2019, 5:00 pm. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Click here to view the RFP.

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY:

This is a planning grant, with intentional flexibility.  We invite you to tell us:  What can your organization do to improve health and reduce healthcare costs, by working on the social conditions at the root of the problem? 

Integra will award planning grants of up to $50,000 to selected organizations (or networks/coalitions).  Please see the attached RFP for a complete description of this funding opportunity, and details on the application process.

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Three application files are here Attachment A, Attachment B, Attachment C.

 


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.