The Community Engagement Specialist will serve as a critical point of connection between the Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities, the Austin community area and other Chicago neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are selected based on child health data and Lurie Children’s potential ability to address the public health needs identified by those living there. The Community Outreach Specialist will ensure that our key neighborhood-level partnerships are as effective and impactful as possible. This position will lead neighborhood-level initiatives, represent Lurie Children’s in various external meetings and coalitions in selected neighborhoods and help integrate Lurie Children’s experts and employee/physician volunteers to strengthen partnerships and improve child and adolescent health.
Department Description: The Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities serves as the hub for all community-focused initiatives at Lurie Children’s. The Magoon Institute is responsible for aligning the Medical Center’s clinical, research, education and advocacy expertise with community engagement, supporting people, programs and partnerships that advance community health. This team provides engagement opportunities for employees, physicians and trainees and leads the development and execution of Lurie Children’s Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy. The Magoon Institute partners with clinical, public health and community outreach leaders and experts across the Medical Center to work towards the goal of advancing health equity and racial justice, and improving health and wellness for children, adolescents and their families across Chicago.
We are committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism. Our mission to advance health equity starts with our commitment to build a diverse team representative of the communities we serve. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability status, age, socioeconomic status and all the other facets of our humanity.