Attention all BIPOC community leaders, health equity advocates, and routine immunization champions! Immunize Colorado has been granted an opportunity by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to implement education and access interventions in five locations throughout the state of Colorado, with the goal of increasing routine and childhood immunization rates within BIPOC communities in those areas at the end of a 3-year grant period. To do this, Immunize Colorado is working to identify community leaders within the Latinx, Black, and Tribal communities to serve as “influencers” in the San Luis Valley, Fort Morgan, Aurora, Denver, and Colorado Springs who would be willing to facilitate these interventions in their community. Influencers are particularly needed in the San Luis Valley, Fort Morgan, Aurora, and Denver, in the Black and Tribal communities. The ideal candidate will have excellent rapport within their community, will be willing to assist in the design of interventions, and will have the availability and skills necessary to facilitate interventions, which could range from small conversation circles to large immunization clinics. Immunize Colorado will work within communities to design interventions based on community input, and will provide technical support for the facilitation and evaluation of these interventions.
Number of interventions, hours, and location will depend upon availability, qualifications, and results from a community needs assessment. This will be a paid position, with a contract negotiable, dependent upon these factors. Immunize Colorado will also offer networking, professional development, and training opportunities.
Please contact Sarah Waraniak at firstname.lastname@example.org if you or someone you know might be interested!