University of Illinois Extension (UIE) Cook County Community Health Team Northwestern University Faculty Advisor

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

Northwestern Public Health will provide research information and training, as well as
consulting and leadership support to the University's extension community health efforts in Cook
County. University faculty will determine which if the following tasks will be completed by Vendor:

Identify and coordinate training for community health educators and volunteers (as appropriate)
based on identified needs. The three areas of focus are: sexual and reproductive health, chronic
disease prevention and health care.

Provide Community Health educators and volunteer staff with reference materials that relate to best
practices in the field of public health, as well as current trends and research, including (1)
policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) approaches to health education and promotion and (2)
implementation of the U.S. Affordable Care Act’s health education and prevention components.

Conduct face‐to‐face meetings and consult with community health staff through teleconferences and
correspondence. All University Extension academic professionals are administratively accountable to
the University's Extension County Director with programmatic input from faculty at the University
of Illinois campuses in Champaign‐Urbana, Chicago and Vendor's organization.

Inform team of professional development opportunities relevant to the three strategic areas.
Provide educational materials and/or access to research information for use by University Extension
professionals working with local groups.

Collaborate with other faculty (when appropriate) to support interdisciplinary program efforts.

Provide feedback to the community health staff in their development of educational materials
including technical assistance for curricula and relevant evaluation approaches.
Provide comments to the University Extension County Director on annual evaluations of the
community health educators.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/186/30/19

Funding

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC-C1MRW19R0370104_CN-00034859 FE)

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