The Center for Community Resilience at the George Washington University is hiring a postdoctoral scientist for evaluation. The two-year fellowship is a collaboration between GWU’s Center for Community Resilience (50%) and the Early Childhood Innovation Network (50%).
Center for Community Resilience (CCR)
The Center for Community Resilience (CCR) at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, seeks to improve the health of communities by enabling cross-sectoral partners to align policy, program and practice to address adverse childhood experiences in the context of adverse community environments, commonly known as the Pair of ACEs. Our innovative framing of ACEs, with the explicit focus on equity and prevention, has influenced local initiatives, programs, public health practice and local, state and federal policy. Over the past five years, our networks have successfully led systems and policy change focused on addressing long-standing economic, social and health disparities by partnering with community, integrating service delivery and building political will for change.
Today, our partners are responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic that threatens the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve. The pandemic has put on full display measurable inequities along the nation’s most fragile fault lines-race, immigration and poverty. The groundbreaking work of CCR has been pivotal in influencing public health and child health advocates to center equity in their efforts to address trauma and building community resilience.
Early Childhood Innovation Network (ECIN)
The Early Childhood Innovation Network (ECIN) is a local collaborative of health and education providers, community-based organizations, researchers, and advocates promoting resilience in families and children from pregnancy through age five in Washington, DC.
ECIN participates in policy networks, learns from partner organizations, such as Parent Watch and The Children’s Law Center, with a focus on targeted policy issues for the DC community. We work closely with DC government and agency leaders to ensure that law, policy, and financing optimally support young children and their families.
Transforming Mental & Behavioral Health Care Delivery Project
• Co-lead research and publication on sustainability and scalability of transformation in how (where and by whom) mental and behavioral health care is delivered (e.g. delivering care in non-traditional settings & services delivered by non-clinicians such as CHWs), including ECIN work in DC and in other communities within the CCR network;
• Identify policy levers at multiple levels (local, state, federal) to scale and support identified innovations and create white papers and other policy tools to disseminate to the field
Intersection of Multi-Generational Supports and Mental Health Project
• Investigate policies and policy levers related to supporting a multi-generational, equity-centered approach to family well-being, with a particular focus on mental health and wellness and caregiving supports
• Create and publish tools laying out model policies (including utilizing Medicaid and other funding streams) to support innovative approaches to multi-generational well-being
Teaching and Independent Project/Research Project
• Self-directed research project based on interests
• Supporting curriculum development for CCR-based courses for Milken Institute graduate students
Building Community Resilience (BCR) Policy & Advocacy Network Project
• Support facilitation of the network with a primary focus on development and execution of the collective policy agenda and advocacy platform for the network partners.
• Provide additional support for the DC Policy Network, including leadership of one or more policy priorities in partnership with community partners and based on identified priorities and the Post-Doctoral Scientist’s professional interests
Resilience Catalysts (RC) in Public Health Project
• Support the development of policy scans/landscape analysis for RC sites
• Provide policy analysis through the translation of quantitative data and qualitative research findings into succinct policy recommendations for written materials
Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.