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League & Suffolk University Certificate Program:

2023-2024 Community Health and Community Health Center Management Certificate

Since 2002, the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers has partnered with Suffolk University's Moakley Center to offer a Certificate in Community Health and Community Health Center Management. The goal of the program is to provide employees of health centers the opportunity to access affordable graduate level education. In turn, their participation builds the internal capacity in health centers by equipping them with the new skills and advanced management tools.

This distinctive certificate program cultivates and supports opportunities for public and nonprofit sector employees to share ideas and promote community engagement while enhancing communication, networking and problem solving between and among health centers.

Our eight-month, health center-focused curriculum includes modules in health policy, human resources, leadership, grant writing, finance and marketing. Participants attending these sessions earn up to 12 credit waivers toward future graduate studies at Suffolk University's MPA Program.

In 2019, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) identified the League's Suffolk program as one of the "most effective" workforce training the League conducts.

New for this year, the application is fully fillable online and will be submitted by applicants online. Due to this change, the application will need to be filled out in its entirety, as it cannot be saved and returned to. Please review the application in its entirety and plan accordingly when filling out the application to make sure all application materials are submitted.

To successfully complete the application, they should prepare in the following ways:

  1. Discuss program with their immediate supervisor or HR, as the application requires a recommendation form from a supervisor in addition to an individual application.
  2. Read through the entire application to understand information needed for a successful submission.
  3. Have an updated copy of their resume ready to upload as part of the application.
  4. Have a completed 500-word essay completed ready to upload as part of the application.

All classes will be online, but will be meeting in person on 9/15/2023, 11/3/2023, 1/5/2024, 2/23/2024, and 4/12/2024 as well as at graduation. The location of the in-person classes will be Suffolk University 120 Tremont Street, 5th floor (AKA Suffolk Law). The times will be from 9:00am to 4:00pm online (with breaks in between) with exception of the last block that runs 8:30am to 4:30pm each scheduled Friday.

The application cycle for the 2023-2024 cycle will be open on May 30, 2023 until July 31, 2023.

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Last Updated: May 2023