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CHEC Fees and Descriptions

Comprehensive Outreach Education​
Certificate Program (COEC)
COEC is a 80-hour training program that focuses on core CHW competencies, skills and strategies for community outreach and health education practice.
Fee: $650 includes all of the health modules.

Advanced COEC Program (Level 2)
This 12-session training program upgrades CHWs’ skills needed to advance professionally in the areas of leadership development, boundary setting, community health and professional communication skills.
Prerequisite: Completion of COEC Program (Level 1)
Fee: $400

Health Mod​u​les Sessions​​
Three-to-five hour sessions focusing on health facts and local referral resources so that CHWs can provide health information and referrals on a broad range of health topics to their communities.​
Fee: $25/half day and $50/full day

Health Education Skill Building Workshops
Build CHW skills to help individual clients make changes to improve their health.
  • Basic Counseling Skills
  • Harm Reduction
  • Motivational Interviewing Techniques
​Fee: $25/half day and $50/full day

Training/Facilitation Method Workshops
Improve training and facilitation skills for working with groups. The workshops are rooted in adult learning principles that emphasize interactive learning techniques.
  • Train-the-Trainer (Fee: $150 for 3 day session)
  • Curriculum Design (Fee: $50 for 1 day session)
Career Advancement Workshops
Support CHWs in their professional development by enhancing their skill level and capacity.
  • CHW Supervisory Skills (Fee: $75 for 2 day session)
  • Stress Management (Fee: $50 for 1 day session)

In-depth Health Seminars 
Provide more in-depth information and cultural appropriate prevention strategies on selected health topics. The seminars also provide community resources and referrals to better help clients in dealing with these issues.
  • Violence Prevention Seminar
  • Addiction Seminar
Fee: $25 for each half day session​​

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1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02118.
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