At the Community Health Training Institute, we rely on your feedback to continuously improve our training offerings to make sure we're providing you with the most relevant and useful material. Because of this, we're asking you to take two minutes from your day to fill out our short Training Needs Survey below. The Community Health Training Institute exists for dedicated community workers like you, and we value your input in our planning process.
We hope to see you at our trainings!

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

Trainers: Tamaki West and Natalie Vanatta
Tuesday, April 24
10:00 am - 11:30 am 
Online Training

Audience:  Individuals or teams looking to incorporate social media into their work and are seeking best practices

Description:  This online training will explore the different types of social media platforms that exist and what their main purpose is. Participants will be encouraged to explore what social media platform fits their needs and capacity best. Social media basics will be shared, as well as, how to best use social media to increase engagement and brand awareness.

Participants completing this training will be able to:
  1. Describe different social media platforms that exist and what purpose they each serve.
  2. Explain the value of developing a social media plan for their coalition.
  3. Reflect on capacity and skills currently available in their coalition to assess which social media platform best suits their needs.
This training address the following MA DPH Coalition Quality Criteria:
  1. Participation from key stakeholders (individuals and organizations that have a vested stake or interest in a program or policy initiative, e.g. it will impact them directly)
  2. Consistency with MA DPH's goals and priorities
Trainers: Mo Barbosa, HRiA and Lori Lobensine, ds4si
Saturday, April 28, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Boston, MA
Topics : Defining power and privilege; identifying power influences; leveraging power positively in community work

Saturday, April 28, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Boston, MA
Topics:  Addressing Racial Disparities; defining anti-racism; discussing how race plays a role in health; strategies for talking about race


At the Community Health Training Institute, we are constantly trying to improve our training offerings to keep them relevant and helpful.

We want your feedback! Help us inform next year's training calendar with input on where we host our trainings, what topics we cover, and what formats our trainings may take.

We Have a New Resource Library!

All of us at the Community Health Training Institute are proud to unveil our brand new resource library, featuring over six pages of resources, fact sheets, toolkits, and more. Peruse resources on health equity, coalition building, using data, and also gain access to our webinar library of all the trainings we have hosted over the past three years.



Contact us for more information about opportunities to grow through training and resources, or if you'd like to submit a resource or event for inclusion in the next update. 


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!