Training for Houston's COVID-19 Community Health Education Fellows Program

Kinder Institute for Urban Research   (Houston)

August 2020

In late August, the Kinder HCDC team partnered with the Mayor’s Office of Education to provide training for a new effort. To help in the fight against COVID-19, the Mayor’s Office of Education, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Health Equity Response Task Force, Public Education Subcommittee, developed an initiative known as the COVID-19 Community Health Education Fellows (CHEF) Program. This program is designed to educate and empower at least 100 youth and young adults to help the city fight COVID-19, especially in the most vulnerable communities, which include 17 priority super neighborhoods and the 10 Complete Communities. In support of this work, the Kinder team created a training that highlights various neighborhood-level data tools, including the Kinder HCDC dashboard and myriad COVID-19 data resources. They guided the fellows through this information so that they could build a foundational understanding of the status of and challenges faced by the neighborhoods with which they engaged.

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