1. Bridging community and health: Holyoke Community College offers new public health program

    Bridging community and health: Holyoke Community College offers new public health program

    A new program at Holyoke Community College seeks to better connect communities to medical services outside of a doctor's office.  HCC has created a Community Health Worker certificate this year, the first institution in the area to offer such a program.  Community health covers a spectrum of needs, from providing direct services - such as informal counseling and health screenings - to offering culturally appropriate health information to people in their homes, schools or other community spaces. Position titles in the field vary from harm reduction counselors working with drug addicts to public health nurses employed by municipalities.  

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