Foundational Training for Community Health Workers

  • 06 Feb 2024

CTC-RI hosted another session of the Foundational Training for Community Health Workers (CHWs), in partnership with Team UP (Transforming and Expanding Access to Mental Health Care in Urban Pediatrics) and the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute at Brown University. The Increasing Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Provider Capacity with Community Health Workers project kicked off in June 2023 and will continue for two years. This project aims to expand the CHW role to support integrated care in pediatric settings in Rhode Island, with funding provided by UnitedHealthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield RI, and Point 32 Health. In January, this session brought together our cohort of five CHWs to learn about common mental health issues in children, analyze case vignettes, and practice clinical skills with subject matter experts. Participating practices include:

  • Coastal Medical Bald Hill Pediatrics
  • Coastal Medical Waterman Pediatrics
  • Comprehensive Community Action Plan (CCAP)
  • Family Care Center (CNEMG)
  • Hasbro Pediatric Primary Care
  • Wood River Health Services