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Regional Health Educator

Cumberland, NC (Cumberland County)

Posted 04/20/2022

Regional Health Educator

The North Carolina Division of Public Health (DPH) received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a grant titled “CDC Crisis Response Cooperative Agreement: COVID-19 Public Health Workforce”.  The grant provides funding to establish, expand, train, and sustain the state, tribal, local, or territorial (STLT) public health workforce to support jurisdictional COVID-19 prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery initiatives. As part of this initiative, DPH is making available funds for the 10 regions identified by the North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors (NCALHD) to recruit, hire, and train personnel to fill critical gaps in its Public Health Infrastructure Foundational Capabilities. The North Carolina Department of This position supports Health Departments in Region 6 including Anson, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, and Scotland. This position can expect a flexible hybrid in-person and virtual work schedule that meets the needs of each county.  

Regional Health Educator (2 FTE): Funding will support two (2) Regional Public Health Educator that will support LHDs in Region 6 in the development and implementation of their Community Health Assessments, Quality Improvement Plans, Strategic Plans, Workforce Development plans, and other public health plans. Health Educators may also assist Health Educators in preparing for accreditation site visits. This position could also support LHDs in the review and development of preparedness plans and procedures. This position could also assist with completion of health education materials as it relates to Health Literacy.  This position will:

  • “Analyze national, state, and local data; assist in the composition of the Community Health Assessment (CHA), State of the County Health (SOTCH), and Community Action Plans (CAP) for submission to the community, Board of Health and NC DHHS reports pertaining to the Health Education Division.” 
  • “Conduct data collection for the Community Health Assessment (CHA), State of County Health Assessment (SOTCH), Community Action Plans (CAP), Board of Health and NC DHHS reports, and other qualitative and quantitative reporting pertaining to the Health Education Division for accreditation, strategic planning, and quality improvement.” 
  • Assist counties with annual report collection and dissemination
  • Work with counties to create a Quality Improvement (QI) team and process if not currently conducting
  • Work with counties to enhance and create sustainability processes with those currently with a process 
  • Attend Results Based Accountability training
  • Health Promotion Coordinators in each county to establish Breastfeeding friendly designation/space transformation via Healthy Communities (AA 886) strategies, if applicable
  • Assist counties without accreditation processes in place to create sustainable practices for accreditation
  • Participate in dashboard training through the North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation (NCLHDA) to stay current on accreditation requirements and Health Dept Self-Assessment Instrument (HDSAI) updates.
  • Assist in collecting and coordinating evidence for accreditation for those who are currently up for reaccreditation.
  • Record minutes for accreditation team monthly meetings to ensure meeting details are collected accurately and distributed to the accreditation team members

ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in health education, public health or similar field; or graduation from a four-year college or university and completion of one year of on-the-job training as a public health educator.

ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE FOR A TRAINEE APPOINTMENT Graduation from a four-year college or university

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES APPLY AT:  www.ncapha.org/employment_center

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