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The MHERC Community Health Coaches Core supports translational research and community health projects that address social determinants of health and other barriers to mitigate health disparities and achieve better health outcomes. Community Health Coaches, recruited from the communities they serve, are uniquely suited to connect with and address the needs and concerns of the residents.

Our Coaches connect with communities and implement research and community outreach activities, serving as community health educators, facilitators, and project-specific community health workers. The Coaches Core faculty and staff assist with development, planning, and tailoring of community-based projects or studies, to ensure meaningful and impactful community connections and participant engagement. 

 

Our Services

  • Guidance on the use of Coaches in research, intervention and community health projects
  • Consultation on development and planning of community-based interventions and community health projects
  • Development of project-specific training and protocols for Community Health Coaches
  • Community Health Coaches can be assigned to your project/study to assist with:
    • Community Education: health education, information dissemination, and one-on-one, small group, and large group health promotion
    • Community Facilitation: facilitate access to services and programs, assist with referrals to community services and programs
    • Other Study/Intervention Implementation: Coaches Core faculty and staff work with investigators to tailor Community Health Coaches activities to specific research and intervention protocols

 

Become a Community Coach

To apply or learn more about our Community Coaches, fill out the form below.

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