Greetings!

With Thanksgiving behind us and the rapid approach of the New Year ahead, we are excited to announce a brand new online training! This training will teach you how to engage youth voices in your coalition and community work in order to bring about policy change.

If you haven't already, now is the time to apply to our Health Equity Cohort!  The deadline is January 2nd, 2019!  Keep reading for more information, and we look forward to reading your application!

Thanks to generous funding from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, our trainings are always free. 

UPCOMING TRAININGS
Prioritizing Youth Voice in Public Health Efforts 
Trainers: Natalie Cashin and Carly Caminiti, Health Resources in Action
January 16, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online Training

Topics: Youth engagement, integrating youth voice in public health conversations, implementing a youth development approach into coalition work.

Description: Empowering youth to engage and take an active role in public health can play a critical role in improving the health of a community through local policy change. This training will encourage participants to examine ways they can lift youth voices in public health processes while encouraging greater civic participation and representation through case studies and hands-on activities. Participants will gain the skills needed to engage youth in every step of the process when it comes to community organizing and engagement, from gathering resources to understanding the climate of the community and educating officials about policy change. Involving youth voices in these processes is often the best way to encourage policymakers to make change. Participants will leave the training with strategies on how to intentionally engage youth in every step of the process for community change.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:
  1. Identify levels of youth participation.
  2. Name strategies for engaging youth in every step of the process of promoting policy change.
  3. Identify best practices for engaging youth in community health work.

REGISTER NOW!

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April 2nd, 2019
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This cohort will serve as a learning network that connects public health workers and coalition leaders from across the state working to promote health equity in their communities. Participants will share and learn:

  1. From their collective experiences and challenges.
  2. Through engaging in interactive training methods and skill-focused learning.
  3. By exploring the topic of health equity and incorporating those learnings into their work. 
APPLICATIONS CLOSE JANUARY 2nd, 2019!
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Sincerely, 

Daisy Ortega, Gina Rodriguez, and Kelly Danckert
Community Health Training Institute

P.S. If you are a member of an MA coalition, remember to update your coalition profile today!