Central Massachusetts Community Health Center Partnership: Update 2014


Lisel Blash, Catherine Dower, Susan A. Chapman

September 2, 2014

The Central Massachusetts Community Health Center Partnership (CMCHCP) is a collaborative effort of employers and training centers intended to address the workforce needs of Worcester-area community health centers. The partnership’s first project focuses on training incumbent and new medical assistants to enhance their skills and allow them to serve in expanded roles such as medical interpreter, patient navigator, and community health worker while also providing career ladder opportunities. This 2014 summary updates the original 2011 case study with new information on staffing, clinical outcomes, reimbursement, and more.