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Birth Equity Coordinator
About the Organization
Name: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department: Center for Community Health and Health Equity
Industry: Non-Profit/NGO
Description: Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has a long-standing commitment to improving the health status of Boston residents, with a focus on Boston neighborhoods with disproportionately poor health and social indicators, and documented need for comprehensive health and social services. In addition to being the regional leader in preeminent women's health services, BWH is also one of the nation's leading transplant centers, performing heart, lung, kidney, and heart-lung transplant surgery, as well as, bone marrow transplantation. BWH is nationally recognized for clinical excellence in cardiology and cardiovascular disease, immunology, arthritis and rheumatic disorders, joint replacement, and cancer care through the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. Locally, BWH works in collaboration with many community organizations and government agencies to identify and address social determinants of health and to mobilize community resources to improve health status. BWH and its licensed and affiliated health centers provide primary and specialty ambulatory services to culturally diverse groups of people. Through the BWH Center for Community Health and Health Equity, BWH and its health center partners provide a broad array of community service and community health programs, which are designed to have a measurable, positive effect on the health status of underserved populations.
About the Position
Internal Ref.: 2190648
Job Type: Full-Time
Related Areas: Community Health
Maternal and Child Health
Public Health - General
Openings: 1
Location: Boston, MA (United States) | Map It!
Description: BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL The Center for Community Health and Health Equity Coordinator, Birth Equity Initiative GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: The Birth Equity Initiative (BEI) is a multi-year effort to eliminate the disparity in Boston’s infant mortality rate through coordinated clinical and community-based approaches. Utilizing a lifecourse framework, this initiative will address key areas of prevention and intervention during the preconception, prenatal, postnatal, and interconception periods in order to ensure optimal health across the lifespan. This initiative will be grounded in a partnership between the BWH, Boston Public Health Commission, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and a wide range of community partners through the development of a multi-disciplinary Community Collaborative. Initial stages of the BEI will include the implementation of prenatal childbirth education classes, nutrition programs, partnerships with youth development programs, comprehensive community engagement efforts, and innovative programs to bridge the clinical and community-based setting. The Birth Equity Initiative Coordinator will participate in the development and implementation of initiatives focusing on preconception health, prenatal care, postnatal care, interconception care, and other critical points during an individual’s lifecourse. The Coordinator will also assist with and coordinate existing CCHHE Women’s Health programs including the Perinatal Case Manager Program, which operates through six of BWH’s licensed or affiliated health centers, and programs such as childbirth education classes and an infant car seat program. The Coordinator will provide support for the multidisciplinary neighborhood coalitions, which include a wide range of partners including community-based organizations, community health centers, faith-based organizations, local agencies, and state agencies. In this capacity, the BEI Coordinator will attend coalition meetings, implement evaluation surveys, take meeting minutes, and assist with the expansion and maintenance of the coalitions as required. The BEI Coordinator will also assist with the implementation of the community dialogues, focus groups, and other events designed to foster community engagement. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Coordinate implementation of community-based components of the Birth Equity Initiative including a citywide infant mortality summit, focus groups, and community dialogues; • Participate in collaborative efforts related to the BEI, including community coalitions and activities sponsored by agency and community partners; • Assist BEI community coalition leadership with meeting coordination, communication, and follow-up activities; • Assist Women’s Health program manager to implement preconception and prenatal programs related to the BEI; • Work with BEI team to coordinate Birth Equity Initiative budgets, track program expenditures and provide regular reports on program spending; • Provide technical assistance to programs and partner organizations on projects related to reducing racial/ethnic disparities in infant mortality and associated perinatal outcomes; • Coordinate the Perinatal Case Manager Program, including assistance with data collection, convening case manager meetings, and coordinating inventories and expenditures related to program supplies; • Coordinate regular trainings for the perinatal case managers, providing technical assistance as needed to ensure consistent program delivery and data collection; • Coordinate monthly individual meetings with case managers to provide technical and case management support; • Coordinate and track program expenditures for the Perinatal Transportation Assistance Program (P-TAP); • Assist Women’s Health program manager to coordinate childbirth education classes within community health centers; • Coordinate CCHHE inventory of infant car seats and other perinatal resources; • Coordinate infant car seat classes for patients in collaboration with BWH Care Coordination resource specialist; • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned; QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelors degree required, Masters of Public Health, Public Administration or related degree preferred; • One to three years experience working with perinatal health, women’s health, public health or community health programs; SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: • Demonstrated experience in perinatal health, women’s health programming, community-based programming, and/or working in a community-based healthcare setting; • Strong interpersonal skills; • High standards of performance, quality, credibility and integrity; • Demonstrated ability to interact with all members of BWH in a manner that enhances understanding, respect, cooperation and innovative problem solving ; • Demonstrated passion and dedication to communities and improvements in community and public health; • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks and agendas, including the ability to translate strategic vision and goals into specific projects; • Knowledge of concepts related to health disparities and health improvement program development; strong knowledge of Boston communities; • Ability to bridge the hospital and community settings and demonstrated success in facilitating collaborations with diverse, multi-cultural populations collaboratively to respond to the issue of disparities in health care; • Ability to be self directed, demonstrate initiative, and to independently lead projects and staff, as well as work as part of a multidisciplinary team; • Excellent written and oral communication skills; SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: • Supervision limited to students and interns. FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: • Participate in preparation of annual budgets for the Birth Equity Initiative and Perinatal Case Manager Program.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, Masters of Public Health, Public Administration or related degree preferred. One to three years experience working with perinatal health, women's health, public health or community health programs.
CPH Required:   No 
Start Date: August 2009
Other: No Response

Posting available until Saturday, October 31, 2009
For more information, contact:
Name: Maisha Douyon Cover
How to Apply: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/HumanResources/hrhomepage.aspx#