We are so excited to share the most recent online issue of Elevate, a publication of the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training. The magazine includes examples of collaborations across the Regional Public Health Training Centers, which show the power of the Public Health Training Center Network (PHTCN). Featured articles discuss the PH WINS for All project, the Racial Justice Competency Model, efforts for recruitment and retention in the public health workforce, and more! The full issue is available online for free!
We are so proud that NEPHTC’s work with our partner, the Boston Public Health Commission’s Community Health Education Center (CHEC), was featured in the issue. The publication highlights our efforts to elevate and strengthen the CHW workforce through our online trainings and by supporting the Comprehensive Outreach Education Certification (COEC) program. The article also highlights the vital role of CHWs in the public health workforce:
“Community health workers are vital to a robust public health infrastructure. Many gains have been made in expanding and supporting CHW and career development opportunities, such as those initiated by regional PHTCs. ‘PHTCs have all these different public health skills, and we also have all these educational technology skills,’ said Todd Barrett. ‘Those combined skill sets are needed right now in workforce development. Examples of these relationships, such as the relationship with BPHC-CHEC, show how over time, a lot of creative learning offerings will happen by working together.’
Public health training centers, and their partnering organizations, can intentionally and strategically elevate the CHW workforce.”