Community Health Education Center

The Community Health Education Center (CHEC) is the centerpiece for public health education in the Northeast Region of Massachusetts.

Training and Educational Services Include:

  • Cross-training, education, and professional development for local or regional educators and their supervisors
  • Comprehensive certificate programs
  • Community health worker education
  • Health modules
  • Advanced seminars and workshops
  • Networking opportunities

CHEC specializes in providing diverse educational and professional development opportunities for community health workers and other health care workers. These programs are facilitated in-person, online and in hybrid formats. As adult learners, participants are engaged in various learning pathways to broaden their scope of knowledge, skills, and cultural competence. Participants connect and network with one another to share community resources, learn more about current public health issues and establish peer support.

CONTACT US: For information on current course offerings, registration information, and special events please call CHEC at 978.452.0003 or email us at CHEC@lchealth.org.

Trainings at a Glance

Comprehensive Outreach Education Certificate (COEC) Program

The COEC program introduces Community Health Workers (CHW) other frontline health workers to a way of understanding health from a public health perspective.

 

 

 

 

View current offerings of COEC trainings: COEC Webpage

Bridging the Gap (BTG) Professional Medical Interpreter Program

BTG is a nationally recognized Health Care Interpreter Training Program developed by the Cross-Cultural Health Care Program.  This intensive 40-hour Professional Medical Interpreter Training Program prepares participants for National Certification. CHEC is a licensed training provider of BTG.

View current offerings of BTG trainings: BTG Webpage

Have questions? Please email CHEC@lchealth.org.*

Additional Resources for CHWs

* This email address should only be used if you are interested in learning about trainings offered by Lowell Community Health Center’s Community Health Education Center (CHEC).

Please do not send confidential patient information through this email address as it may not be delivered to the appropriate care team. If you need to contact your provider, please call Lowell Community Health Center at 978.937.9700. Thank you.

RESERVE MEETING SPACE: To request use of our space, please contact us using the above information to check availability and for information on fees.

Course Catalogue & Registration

View the Course Catalogue here: CHEC Fall 2021 Course Catalogue

Link to Fall 2021 Registration Form: Fall 2021 COEC

Have questions? Please email CHEC@lchealth.org.*

* This email address should only be used if you are interested in learning about trainings offered by Lowell Community Health Center’s Community Health Education Center (CHEC).

Please do not send confidential patient information through this email address as it may not be delivered to the appropriate care team. If you need to contact your provider please call Lowell Community Health Center at 978.937.9700. Thank you.

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