Capacity Building Opportunities

Capacity Building Webinars

Capacity Building Webinar 1 | September 4, 2019

This webinar discussed the focus and intent of the Funds and their importance in advancing population health. The webinar also covered how to identify need through engaging community and data and how to formulate and implement ideas that advance health and racial equity.

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Capacity Building Webinar 2 | September 12, 2019

This webinar will discuss how to engage other partners in your approach, communicate your idea, and submit your idea to these funding opportunities.

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Capacity Building Webinar 3 | November 14, 2019

This webinar provided information and answered questions around developing and submitting an application for the CHIP funding opportunity for the Massachusetts Community Health and Healthy Aging Funds.

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Archived Webinars

Preparing Your Community for Policy Change: Webinar recording by the Community Health Training Institute that describes how to engage stakeholders to promote PSE change, leverage local data and community voice, and present at a town hall or board meeting.

Engaging Local Officials in Your Work: Webinar recording by the Community Health Training Institute that outlines policy, systems, and environmental change approaches and how to engage local officials.

Health Equity in Cross-Sector Partnerships: Webinar recording by the Community Health Training Institute that outlines cross-sector partnerships and how health equity work is strengthened when we work together.

Moving from the Social Determinants of Health to Health Equity: Webinar recording by the Community Health Training Institute that describes strategies for addressing social determinants of health and explores upstream strategies for moving toward addressing equity.

Community Building Through a Health Equity Framework: Webinar recording by the Community Health Training Institute that describes health equity in a community context and identifies strategies for collaborative work when working across differences.

An Overview of the Community Health Improvement Planning Process: Webinar recording by the Community Health Training Institute that describes the CHIP process and the resources required to complete them.

Addressing Challenges and Barriers to Implementing a CHIP: Webinar recording by the Community Health Training Institute that describes some of the challenges of CHIP implementation and strategic opportunities for addressing these challenges.

Defining Community Need

Using Data to Tell Your Story: Webinar recording by the Community Health Training Institute that describes how to tell a compelling story with health data.

Population Health Information Tool (PHIT): A data portal for Massachusetts health data, maintained by  the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

County Health Rankings: A program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin which measure vital health factors by county.

Community Commons: An interactive website maintained by the Institute for People, Place, & Possibility, highlighting maps and health data.

Other Resources

Healthy Aging Data Reports: Reports that are designed to help understand older adults – their ages, living arrangements, health status, strengths, and vulnerabilities.  Comprehensive Community Profiles for every Massachusetts city and town are included, which detail individual and community health indicators, as well as statewide rates.    

Community Health Training Institute Coalition Finder: A resource of the Community Health Training Institute. The Coalition Finder can help you find potential CHIP partners in your community.