Community Champion Job Requirements

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National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

Purpose of the Community Champion (CC)

The purpose of the Community Champion is to help guide the selected hospital team and community throughout program activities, as well as to facilitate communications between the organization and DRCHSD Program staff. The Community Champion is to assist selected hospital teams and their communities with developing and implementing a Community Care Coordination (CCC) plan. The Community Champion also assists their hospital or clinic in meeting the eight DRCHSD Program goals.

Community Champion Expectations, Roles and Responsibilities

The Community Champion is an individual that will be a catalyst for culture change. This individual will be instrumental in creating a cultural shift in their community towards healthier living and are essential to long-term success of the selected hospital or clinic's program activities.

Key expectations for the Community Champion include:

  • Act as a liaison for The Center and be responsive to The Center staff
  • Support the selected hospital or clinic team in meeting program goals
  • Engage community organizations in the CCC activities
  • Be actively involved and engaged in all program training and development activities such as, but not limited to, learning collaboratives, conference calls, annual summits, workshops, training boot camps, onsite consultations, and other assessment projects.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U65RH31261, Delta Region Health Systems Development, $8,000,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.