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