Capacity Building Webinars Please note: Some of the following webinars are sessions held during the first two funding cycles for the MA Community Health and Healthy Aging Funds or sessions held by the Community Health Training Institute (CHTI). Dates and details mentioned in these webinars will be different for the current funding cycle. However, the information presented may be helpful to applicants as they develop their application. Grant Writing & Application Submission Navigating Application Portal & Developing an application | May 31, 2022 | Slides Understanding Application Questions & Activity template | June 1, 2022 | Slides Grant Writing | May 19, 2022 | Slides | Recording – This session provided general guidance around grant writing and application development techniques including suggestions for a basic planning process to support developing your grant proposal and other tips for the grant writing process. Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Approaches Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change (PSE) | May 26, 2022 | Slides | Recording | Transcript – This session included a brief introduction to the concept of PSE change and specific examples of policy, systems, and environmental approaches. Improving Community Health through Local Policy Change: Webinar recording by the Community Health Training Institute that explores the what, why, and how of policy, systems and environmental changes (PSEs) through local examples from across Massachusetts. 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 & Racial Equity Health & Racial Equity | June 2, 2022 | Slides | Recording – This session discussed how to formulate and implement ideas that advance health and racial equity. 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. The Groundwater Approach: A document from the Racial Equity Institute highlighting a metaphor to help individuals understand that we live in a racially structured society, and that that is what causes racial inequity. Community Engagement & Partnerships Community Engagement and General Q&A | June 6, 2022 | Slides 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. 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. Community Health Improvement Planning (CHIP) Processes 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. Other Resources 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. Environmental Justice Populations: Environmental Justice (EJ) Population Data is derived from the 2019 American Community Survey based upon demographic criteria developed by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Data 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.