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Monday, 11 April 2022 07:10

Health Equity Specialist Featured

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Seeking qualified individual to serve as a Health Equity Program Specialist (a Community Health Promotion Specialist - Equity Lead), in our COVID Response Program for Rio Grande County Public Health Department. This grant-funded position addresses health access and information issues, related COVID-19 and health equity within the Rio Grande County.

Responsibilities include assisting program coordination and grant's implementation, working with community members and organizational partners to achieve grant deliverables. Associate (preferred Bachelor)'s degree in a public health or related field. Experience in community-based program development, grassroots organizing, and knowledge of racial/ethnic minority groups preferred. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively including good group process, facilitation, negotiation and presentation skills.

The Health Equity Program Specialist's main responsibilities will be to provide logistical and materials development support to COVID Response Coordinator to create and compile resources to help public health advocates, staff in Rio Grande Public Health Department, community-based organizations, and others communicate more effectively about COVID-19 and reach out to underserved communities; as well as how it intersects with other important public health and health equity issues. This would include coordinating and attending online events and meetings, tracking requests and resources, responding to requests for information, health equity training, synthesizing information and key themes, and supporting the development and distribution of tips, blogs and other written products.

We are looking for a Health Equity Program Specialist who can commit to 40 hours/week. This is a time-limited position through June 30, 2023. This position will involve a wide range of activities to support racial and health equity-focused work, some of which will be rapidly moving and partnership-driven, and other activities that will necessitate attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

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