The Penn Center for Community Health Workers seeks Public Relations Specialist

About the position: If you interested in spearheading public relations and related marketing operations for a national healthcare social enterprise, this job is for you. You will contribute with our internal and external public affairs team in developing a plan and editorial calendar, and under the guidance of our Executive Director and Chief Strategy Officer, lead media monitoring and outreach, provide ongoing policy analysis and related outreach, produce content for various channels of digital communication and interact with leading healthcare executives in a dynamic organization. Prior experience is helpful, but we will consider the right candidate with little prior work experience — we are more interested in hiring a driven, hard-working individual with excellent project management and writing skills with strong knowledge of policy and journalism, ideally as it relates to publically funded healthcare. This is a key role in a fast-growing organization.

About the organization: The Penn Center for Community Health Workers is a national center of excellence for Community Health Worker (CHW) research, application and dissemination. We developed IMPaCT, a CHW model which hires people from within local communities to provide social support, advocacy and navigation to high-risk individuals. The program, which has served more than 6,000 people in Philadelphia, has been scientifically proven to improve patients’ post-hospital primary care access, chronic disease control, mental health, and patient activation while reducing hospital admissions by 30%. More than 1,000 organizations have accessed the organization’s CHW toolkit (http://chw.upenn.edu) and the Center helps provides technical assistance to organizations across the country to help them create, launch and sustain effective CHW programs.

 

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