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SA 1-C Health Equity Coordinator

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Job Description

  • Full-Time
  • Posted: September 29, 2021
  • Status: Non-Exempt
  • Hours: Monday - Friday; 8 am - 4:30 pm

Job Summary

This is a grant-funded position, expected to last until June 30, 2023.  During the Project Period, the Contractor shall establish, expand, train, and sustain the public health workforce to support jurisdictional COVID-19 prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery initiatives, including school-based health programs. 

Job Duties

  • Work with Service Area 1-C preparedness staff and stakeholders in preparedness activities.
  • Coordinate with the IDPH equity coordinator and disability manager for COVID to evaluate the demographic and geographic categories in the assigned service area.
  • Use Social Vulnerability Index, BRFSS, and other identified data sources to determine disparities experienced by people in the service area
  • Increase engagement of disparate partners/stakeholders, including persons with disabilities, minority groups, language barriers, etc in public health covid preparedness planning and accessible response activities
  • Develop and conduct a community needs assessment at the local and service area levels to identify gaps and barriers to engage in covid testing or vaccination activities
  • Identify recovery and resilience needs in the local and service area
  • Work with local public health and health care coalition members to increase the ability of public health workers to deliver accessible covid-preparedness responses and ability to access services
  • Develop infographics and social media messages to share data collected and analyzed with local leadership to demonstrate gaps and challenges for disparate populations
  • Work directly with local public health in the service area to disseminate products/messages to engage the identified population in ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.
  • Will coordinate, collaborate and take direction from IDPH staff





Job Qualifications

  • High School Graduation
  • Prefer degree or work toward bachelor’s degree in health, social work, human services, nursing, or related degree

Other Requirements:

  • Must pass a background check
  • Must be comfortable with communicating and interacting with a wide variety of constituents of varying backgrounds
  • Fluent use of Microsoft products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PPT, and other Windows-based programs as required by the position

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