KDHE is seeking a Community Health Specialist representing western/north central Kansas to join the Community Health Promotion team. We are dedicated to furthering a diverse and skilled workforce and invite you to grow with us, as we strive to reduce health disparities in Kansas. The most important attributes we are looking for in you are adaptability, innovation, a collaborative spirit and a commitment to inclusivity.  If you are interested in empowering Kansans to be healthier by utilizing versatile, strategic and modern communications to spread our messages, please apply today. This position can work remote within the region.  It is important to note that only applications that are complete and follow all instructions are considered for review.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

Serves as the point-of-contact and provides technical assistance to local organizations within assigned region that are receiving KDHE grants, such as Chronic Disease Risk Reduction (CDRR). Conducts bi-monthly progress meetings, site visits, and provides grantees with resources and pertinent information to support community initiatives. Ensures grantee accountability, quality progress reporting and alignment of approved work plans. Participates in CDRR application process, technical reviews, and supports Community Health Promotion program goals.
Assists communities with identifying and leveraging resources to advance community health promotion work, build capacity and encourage the development of local coalitions for the prevention of chronic disease.
Works with supervisor and state-level chronic disease prevention staff to identify state resources (organizations, universities, funding, etc.) that are available to assist the local coalitions.
Assists with promotion of Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program in assigned region. Serves as the lead on special topics as needed and assigned by supervisor.

To apply and see full position details using Job ID 201081 at KDHE Careers