The Center for Community Health Development recently partnered with the American Heart Association to evaluate the activities related to one of five national Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention grants funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CCHD is currently looking for a Research Assistant to work closely with the CCHD research team, Dr. Ken McLeroy and Ms. Whitney Garney. Responsibilities include managing data from project sites, maintaining a database of project information and providing technical assistance to project sites on reporting processes.
Community Outreach Workers:
The School of Public Health, the AgriLife Extension Service and CCHD’s National Community Health Worker Training Center have begun to lay the foundation for project planning, implementation and evaluation of the “Working on Wellness” project in Hidalgo County. For this project, the NCHWTC will hire two bilingual Community Outreach Workers to assist in conducting community assessments, engage in community outreach and education, and promote project activities related to healthy food choices and physical activity. Both positions will be located in Hidalgo County. For more information on the Community Outreach Worker positions, please visit the job postings here and here.