Connections IN Health Team Associate -(Internship position)
Organization/Departmental Summary: The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH), and the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center (IUSCCC) have partnered to improve health in Indiana by forming Connections IN Health. This alliance unites the state’s health coalition development work, and the IUSCCC's community and engagement initiatives with that of Indiana CTSI. Connections IN Health is led by the Indiana CTSI’s Community Health Partnerships program, which works to improve health in Indiana through community-university partnerships and community-based health research. The Indiana CTSI is a health research effort of Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame.
Connections IN Health supports stakeholders, organizations, advocates, and residents as they come together to improve health and address chronic diseases. Connections IN Health facilitates collaboration within communities by connecting stakeholders with evidence-based practices, identifying funding sources, and addressing health equity for all.
Connections IN Health includes the following statewide chronic disease initiatives:
· Hoosier Health and Wellness Initiative (HHWA)
· Cardiovascular and Diabetes Coalition (CADI)
· Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition (INJAC)
· Health Equity & Cancer Control
Connections IN Health seeks an individual who will work closely with the team to address chronic disease across the state. This individual will work on chronic disease projects, collect and analyze data and assist in the development of resources. Other activities could include:
· Attend county-wide coalition/stakeholder meetings
· Represent Connections IN Health at county wide events
· Promote evidence-based strategies/programs to coalitions and key stakeholders
· Assist in the development and implementation of program communication plans
· Participate in program planning and event planning activities
· Social media disease specific research/posting recommendations
· Assist staff with collecting, organizing and inputting data
· Learn about strengths and opportunities for growth in the selected communities
· Participate in strategic planning discussions and implementation (i.e.-creation of bylaws, mission, vision, values for coalition, implementation steps, metrics, communication materials)
· Other duties as assigned by supervisor
· Collect and compile information related to chronic diseases for resource guide(s)
· Assist in creating/writing reports, visuals, and content for blog and social media posts
· Use WordPress to create and update web pages and create blog posts
· Market and promote projects, events and information
· Demonstrate effective research, writing, and interpersonal communication skills.
· Practical experiences in community health, chronic disease coalition building/collaboration opportunities, evidence-based programs and evaluation
· Gain valuable knowledge that assist in their educational and career goals
Be a current graduate student attending an accredited college or university.
Have completed at least 2 years (four full semesters) of college or university education.
Be at least 18 years of age.
Be in good academic standing as determined by the academic institution.
Have demonstrated research and analytical skills to conduct key informant surveys and track data.
Have the ability to communicate and present comfortably and confidently in front of coalition and community partners.
Have the ability to work collaboratively with a team.
Ability to travel as needed.
Preferred Qualifications: Lived Experience and a passion for serving communities.
Experienced with Microsoft applications (especially Excel)
Public policy experience
Good organizational skills
Experienced in creating and maintaining spreadsheets/databases
MPH student with at least 2 years of experience in data /data analysis