This position will work on the Health Equity Zone initiative, which aligns with all three RIDOH priority areas: Addressing the Social and Environmental Determinants of Health, Eliminating the Disparities of Health in RI and Promoting Health Equity and Ensuring Access to Quality Health Services for Rhode Islanders, including vulnerable populations. This role will provide the critical evaluation support necessary to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Health Equity Zone initiative. This position will provide critical data to help RIDOH refine the HEZ initiative by providing the staff support necessary to conduct focused evaluation on the internal, external, and community components of HEZ. These data are essential for the development of long term resources to support the HEZ infrastructure as they represent the data necessary to demonstrate impact.
This position will provide full time evaluation support to the Health Equity Zone initiative. Organizationally, it will be located within the Health Equity Institute, Health Equity Zone team. The position will report directly to the Health Equity Zone Project Manager, Christopher Ausura. Primary responsibilities include: Leading the development and implementation of a HEZ initiative evaluation plan which utilizes empowerment evaluation principles; overseeing and managing all aspects of data collections and evaluation for both internal and external evaluation needs; and assisting with the preparation and submission of federal grant applications as applicable.