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Hi ABHC members! Check out this great opportunity from Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research Center. More details below the flyer.
We wanted to share information about an exciting opportunity that the Community Health Equity Initiative (CHEI) is supporting. As part of CHEI, we are working with Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research (TIER) to do community-led research projects. Massachusetts residents, who will be trained as Community Evaluators, will lead qualitative data collection (such as focus groups) to shine light on experiences that are hard to learn about through CHEI’s quantitative survey. Our partners at TIER are currently recruiting Community Evaluators for projects that will begin this summer. Community Evaluators will work on upcoming MDPH projects, which will include the CHEI qualitative data collection work. Feel free to share this with folks in your community – please below for more information.
What is the Community Evaluator Project?
This is a research training program that brings together residents, service providers, program participants, community leaders, and researchers to collaborate on evaluation projects. Community Evaluators will:
- Be trained to design evaluation projects, collect data in their communities (for example, lead focus groups/conduct interviews), analyze data, and translate findings into program and policy recommendations.
- Work on community-based evaluation projects to help the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) understand emerging public health challenges faced by families and individuals in the state.
- Be compensated at $38/hour for about 12–15 hours of work each month for 6–9 months. The training and projects will begin in July 2023.
Ideal candidates would be actively involved in their local communities and have some experience with advocacy (for example, as a caregiver, program staff, community organizer, etc.). This is a great educational and professional development opportunity for people interested in learning about research and evaluation. Above all, we are looking for people who want to make a difference in their communities. No research experience is necessary.
If you are interested in becoming a Community Evaluator, apply here.