This position is a Global Health Corps (GHC) fellowship role. GHC is a leadership development organization focused on building the next generation of diverse, disruptive global health leaders. Founded in 2009, we competitively recruit talented professionals (ages 21-30) from a range of sectors and backgrounds and place them in high-impact roles within partner organizations working on the front lines of health equity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia.
The Nutrition Research Specialist will be assigned to support the Special Initiative Programs offered at Community Pediatric Programs (CPP) at Montefiore Medical Center, specifically our initiatives directed to promoting healthy nutrition and exercise in children, under the direction of the Director of the Starr Center. The Starr Center is the program planning, implementation, and evaluation arm of CPP that is responsible for the incubating new ideas and best practice models in concert with our clinical teams, supporting quality improvement and performance improvement projects, and providing data analytic and data management support. The Nutrition Research Specialist will be working with a multi-disciplinary team of nutritionists, mental health specialists, physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses in implementing, and evaluating our programs. Programs include breastfeeding promotion and support, COOK – a program to promote healthy eating and weight loss in obese elementary school aged children, microwave cooking classes in the shelters, Diabetes Prevention Program for at-risk adults, and other programs designed for patients of all ages. This position includes direct patient contact and education, as well as data support for evaluation of our nutrition-related programs and dissemination of our results. Because a high percentage of our patients are Spanish-speaking, creating bi-lingual programs is essential. Note that job responsibilities may shift to support other initiatives if organizational priorities change.
The mission of Community Pediatric Programs (CPP) at Montefiore Medical Center is to provide comprehensive, compassionate, and family-centered health care to New York City’s most medically underserved children and their families, both homeless and domiciled. CPP is a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (NCQA Recognition) that serves nearly 11,000 patients each year through a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). Residents of the South Bronx communities served by CPP live in some of the poorest congressional districts in the United States. They are more likely to experience higher rates of asthma, obesity, diabetes, infant mortality, premature mortality, and psychological distress than other communities in NYC. In response, CPP has developed, and continues to develop, creative programming to meet the needs of our communities through Special Initiatives that directly address these issues; these include:
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