MASStrong for Health Care Workers

MASStrong is for Health Care Aides in Massachusetts!

Health care aides can receive up to $180 for participating

Are you a nursing home aide, home health worker, personal care attendant, or long-term care aide working in Massachusetts? Come join a MASStrong support group and receive up to $180 as a thank you for participating in a study!

Working during COVID-19 has been challenging and you deserve support. Being a frontline health care worker is hard work and was made harder during the COVID-19 pandemic. We know you give everything you have to the people you care for including your time, energy, and support. We would like to offer you additional support through our MASStrong Support Groups, designed just for you.

What is MASStrong?

MASStrong is a program where health care workers can come together in a group setting to talk about the challenges of being a health care worker. Using the GPS Group Peer Support® model, each group will have two trained leaders who will help group members share your experiences of being a health care worker and connect with others who understand the daily stresses of your job. The support groups are designed especially for health care workers by people who understand the unique support you need as a frontline, health care worker.


You deserve a break today! This is your chance to reflect, take a breath, and receive support for all you do and how hard you have worked since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How will the support groups work?

The support groups will be:

  • Offered via Zoom online – you can attend the support groups on your phone, tablet, or computer from home
  • Offered in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole
  • 1 ½ hours each – you can attend up to 3 groups!
  • Safe and confidential
  • Led by 2 trained group leaders

How will I be compensated for my time?

After each group you attend, you will be sent a survey. The surveys will take about 15 minutes to complete. Once you submit the survey, you will receive a $60 gift card. You can attend up to 3 support groups to receive as much as $180 in gift cards. 


The gift cards are our way of thanking you for participating. You will be able to select the gift card in the form of a Visa card, or choose one of your favorite stores and restaurants.

Come join a MASStrong support group and receive up to $180 as a thank you for participating in a study!

MASStrong is a partnership between GPS Group Peer Support® and the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety.

MASStrong is funded by the state of Massachusetts with federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, as part of a response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on frontline health care workers. 


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