Resources and Support for CCR Grant-Funded Partners
All grant-funded community partner contract administrators and key contacts should receive direct email updates and meeting invitations from the RIDOH CHW Program Administrator. For questions or support, send an email to the Program Administrator, or call 401-222-5960 during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday). Grant-funded partners may also attend any regularly scheduled Office Hours to receive ongoing Technical Assistance from RIDOH.
More documents and resources in support of this grant may be downloaded any time from the RIDOH CHW Program’s Publications and Resources web page. Items include RIDOH Invoicing templates, fact sheets, reports, reference materials, and other printable resources for CHWs, providers, communities, consumers, and others. New resources will continue to be added on an ongoing basis.
All community partners and CHWs-in-training should sign up to receive regular email updates and training resources from the CHWARI. This organization serves as a centralized hub and local partner for accessing trainings, certification guidance, networking, professional development, sharing resources, and more.
In addition to grant-funded trainings, CHWARI also posts news, opportunities, and information that may benefit all statewide CHWs, potential employers, and partner agencies. View CHWARI’s Calendar of Trainings and Events on their website.
All grant recipients should also sign up to receive Envision emails directly. Developed for CHWs by CHWs, Envision provides national monthly trainings to support CHWs and offers CHW resources for grant recipients to use in their local work plans. Envision’s evidence-based national resources and trainings are also regularly highlighted in e-newsletters by CHWARI and RIDOH!
Envision is a collaboration of CHWs and allied partners who work together with financial and administrative support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to elevate the role of CHWs nationwide. As CDC grant-funded partners, Envision also supports Rhode Island’s CHW partnerships under the federal COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CCR) grant.
Note: Envision’s emails may land in your email’s SPAM, Junk, or Clutter folders. Be sure to add Envision to your email’s “safe sender” list and check those filtered folders regularly.
Register for all upcoming Envision trainings or access past webinars and resource folders any time.
Care Transformation Colaborative of RI (CTC-RI)
As a close training and facilitation partner to RIDOH and other State agencies, the Care Transformation Collaborative of RI (CTC-RI) has assisted with supporting and developing the CHW workforce. Support and resources for CTC-RI activities may be found accordingly:
Rhode to Equity
In 2021, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) in collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Health and Rhode Island-Medicaid, launched Rhode to Equity (R2E) to enhance clinical-community linkages to meet population health goals. Based on an application process, six teams led by Health Equity Zone (HEZ) backbone agencies were selected to receive customized technical assistance from national health equity content experts and evidence-based population health tools.
In collaboration with CTC-RI, selected teams participate in a learning and action collaborative. Team members engage with peers in learning sessions. Team partners represent HEZ backbone agencies, Accountable Entity Leadership, Primary Care Local Clinic, Community Health Teams, Community Based Organization and Person with Lived Experience). Current HEZ communities include: Central Providence HEZ; East Providence HEZ; Pawtucket/Central Falls HEZ; Washington County HEZ; 02907 HEZ; and Woonsocket HEZ.
For more information, resources, and access to past recorded R2E meetings and webinars, visit the CTC-RI website.
In recent years, MLPB (formerly known as Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston) has provided legal expertise and consultation to the Community Health Teams on a variety of complex social needs (e.g., immigration, housing, utility shutoff, guardianship). The partnership between CTC-RI and MLPB offers legal education and problem-solving skills to the community health workforce. MLPB leads trainings and workshops throughout the year. Access MLPB trainings here.
Pathways to Population Health
Pathways to Population Health provides numerous resources to support public health efforts that work to advance population health and health equity. Many tools and resources related to Social Determinants of Health may be accessed in Pathways to Population Health’s online database.
RI Parent Information Network (RIPIN)
As a 501(c)(3), charitable nonprofit organization, the RI Parent Information Network (RIPIN) is the largest employer of CHWs in Rhode Island and consults with RIDOH’s CHW Program on the development and support of the CHW workforce. RIPIN also provides communities with current information, education, training, and support for person- and family-centered care and systems change. Peer professionals provide interactive workshops and trainings, community information sessions, and more.
Community partners may also visit the RIPIN website to learn about networking events, workshops, and resources that can assist their CHWs and communities, or to request other support for your organization.
Save-the-Dates: Grant Activities
Calendar coming soon!