Catalyzing Communities, an initiative within ChildObesity180, is an innovative research-based approach to reducing disparities, decreasing obesity, and improving health in communities around the country. We are currently working closely with community partners in 5 states (MA, OH, SC, AZ, WI), and bringing on three new community partners in the next month. We work closely with stakeholders in these communities at all levels to catalyze and sustain a systematic, and holistic effort to improve the health and well-being of all children—now and for the rest of their lives.
Catalyzing Communities is seeking a Research Assistant (RA) to support project efforts in all eight communities. The RA will work closely with the project team, led by Dr. Christina Economos (Principal Investigator), to support each of our partner communities to identify, implement, and evaluate evidence-based strategies to improve child health and address the complex drivers of health in their community. The RA will work between 10-15 hours/week beginning in September 2021 and continuing through May 2022, with a possibility of extension based on performance and project needs.