Upskilling the Health Workforce: Caribbean Health eLearning Portal
June 19, 2023

Upskilling the Health Workforce: Caribbean Health eLearning Portal

The Caribbean Training and Education Centre for Health (C-TECH) is dedicated to transforming the public health system by equipping healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to deliver high-quality care. Our key initiative in achieving this goal is the Caribbean Health eLearning Portal, a robust Learning Management System (LMS) designed to empower the health workforce through accessible and comprehensive online training.

The Caribbean Health eLearning Portal serves as a central hub for a wide range of courses available to the public health system. We understand the diverse needs of healthcare professionals, which is why we offer a variety of courses covering critical areas such as HIV treatment, adolescent health, ageing PLHIV (people living with HIV), infection prevention and control, non-communicable diseases, the chronic care model, motivational interviewing, and many other vital public health skills. Whether you are a clinician, nurse, public health officer, or any other healthcare professional, our LMS has valuable resources tailored to enhance your expertise and improve patient outcomes.

One of the remarkable features of our LMS is its accessibility and flexibility. Healthcare professionals can access the courses anytime and anywhere, allowing them to learn at their own pace and convenience. This flexibility is particularly beneficial for busy professionals who may have limited time for traditional classroom-based training. With C-TECH’s LMS, you can engage in continuous learning and professional development, staying up-to-date with the latest advancements and best practises in public health.

In addition to the wide range of courses, our LMS hosts a dedicated Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Hub. This hub is specifically designed for the QI Network managed by C-TECH, providing valuable resources on CQI methodologies and tools. For QI coaches, the LMS offers comprehensive training resources to enhance their coaching skills and support their role in driving quality improvement initiatives.

At C-TECH, we firmly believe that a well-trained and empowered health workforce is the cornerstone of a strong healthcare system. Our LMS serves as a catalyst for professional growth and advancement, enabling healthcare professionals to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their roles. By harnessing the power of technology, we break down barriers to learning and create a supportive environment for continuous improvement.

We extend an invitation to all healthcare professionals in the Caribbean region to explore our Learning Management System and discover the vast array of courses and resources available. 

Visit our website to learn more about the Caribbean Health eLearning Portal and access the wealth of educational resources waiting for you. 


Joining Forces to Tackle NCDs!

Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Caribbean Training and Education Center for Health (C-TECH) team of Consultants had a fruitful meeting with Dr. Hon. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health and Wellness, on July 14, 2023. Joined by his NCD team at the Ministry of Health and Wellness, we discussed the Caribbean Development Bank funded Caribbean Moves project. This initiative aims to improve the health of the Caribbean region and combat non-communicable diseases. Stay tuned for updates on our collaborative efforts!

A stressful work environment can contribute to several health issues both mentally and physically, these may include headache, insomnia, stomach-aches, anxiety, difficulty concentrating high blood pressure, and a weakened immune system. 

It is important then that we take meaningful steps to ensure that we are manging our own personal space to avoid some of these issues. Our assumption, perception and expectation affect how we react to others and life situations and ultimately how we view how jobs. When assumption, expectations and perceptions are not met, we respond through our thought’s feelings and behaviours. It is important to practice positive thinking as our thoughts affects how we feel, and our feelings affects how we behave.

Here are some tips to help you with your work environment:

  • Seek for clarity instead of trying to convince yourself of what others are thinking
  • Refrain from personalisation, not everything mentioned is a direct attack on you
  • Invest in self care
  • Set limits
  • Proper nutrition
  • Connect with people

We often here people expressing how stressed they are feeling or how over worked they are, not having enough time to do the things they like such as spending time with friend and families or even a few self-care activities. We have watch families suffer due to long working hours as well as our jobs due to loss of interest and enthusiasm resulting from burnout. 

When workers are balanced and happy, they are more productive, take fewer sick days, and are more likely to stay in their jobs.

Here is how you can accomplish work life balance

At work    

  • Set manageable goals each day. 
  • Be efficient with your time at work. 
  • Take five. 
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Give yourself a break. 

         At Home

  • Don’t over commit. 
  • Get support. 
  • Stay active. 
  • Treat your body right. 
  • Get help if you need it. 

Tameca Dempster-Mattocks is an accomplished Associate Counseling Psychologist and Financial Counsellor, holding an M.Sc. Degree in Counselling and Social Work from Mico University College, along with multiple certifications in mental health from the University of Washington.


Currently, she holds the positions of Regional Psychologist – NERHA and Mental Health Program Coordinator at the Caribbean Training & Education Center for Health (C-TECH). Tameca has successfully managed regional mental health projects, overseeing and leading impactful initiatives that positively influence the mental well-being of individuals in the region. 


With a passion for community service, Tameca actively contributes to various private and charitable organizations, dedicating her time as a volunteer to support community members and at-risk youth.

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