Health Equity Specialist

Harris County

Houston, TX, USA

Full time

Oct 11

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The Health Equity Coordinator facilities and supports the work plan activities and outcomes primarily funded through Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America — Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Parts A and B (EHE). The Health Equity Coordinator will collaborate with the HIV Prevention and Treatment stakeholders and clinical providers, and coordinate and facilitate community and patient engagement events.



  • Coordinates and/or implements strategies to assess health inequities and their root causes (e.g. determinants of health) that contribute to differences in health outcomes across various populations. 
  • Identifies and gathers qualitative and quantitative data, and other information (e.g. health-related literature, policy briefs, legislative and regulatory documents, etc.). 
  • Synthesizes information and develops reports or recommendations to guide planning, practice, evaluation, and policy development to advance equity. 
  • Convenes multi-disciplinary Case Review Team to examine service delivery gaps and opportunities in vulnerable populations where linkage and viral suppression goals are unmet. 
  • Develops technological solutions and systems for continuous improvement of programs. Uses technological solutions to collect, store, and retrieve data. 
  • Implements programs improvements for transportation services that utilizes ride sharing providers such as Uber and Lyft. 
  • Launches community HIV treatment services awareness campaign. 

Community Engagement: 

  • Engages EHE funded Primary Care providers in Technical Assistance to develop clinic protocols for Test and Treat (Rapid Start). 
  • Serves as RWGA EHE Liaison with Coordinator of the Houston Health Department process for jurisdictional EHE plan. 
  • Coordinates with local, state, federal and private partners for the EHE plan. 
  • Communicates with community members and internal/external stakeholders. 


  • Completes special projects as assigned, working on a wide variety of financial, administrative, professional, management and community issues and problems of medium complexity. 
  • Coordinates preparations, assembly, and delivery of proposal documents and provide additional information as required by funding sources. 
  • Compiles data, produces information, and interprets results through conclusion or recommendation formulation. 
  • Analyzes and evaluates programmatic public health data. 
  • Presents findings and compiles reports, develops special documents or publications as assigned. 
  • Represents supervisor at meetings and functions generally to gather information. 
  • Participates in evaluation and design of workflow, processes, various operations systems, etc. and create recommendations to improve performance. 
  • Handles confidential information. 
  • Performs data storage and de-identification procedures in accordance with institutional and national policies to ensure maintenance of confidentiality and privacy. 

Other Responsibilities: 

  • Performs other duties as assigned including special tasks involved in responding to an emergency event.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email.


  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Four (4) years of experience within the HIV community organization or advocacy (i.e. Lived HIV experience navigating healthcare systems, organizing HIV community outreach, legislative advocacy for HIV-related support). 
  • Must have valid Driver’s License (TX upon hire) and reliable personal vehicle. 
  • Local travel required 20% of the time. 
  • Working knowledge of quality management and quality improvement methodologies. 
  • Knowledge of philosophy, principles, and practice of health care delivery to persons living with chronic illnesses such as HIV, substance abuse, or mental illness. 
  • Intermediate competence in MS Office, database, and spreadsheet software applications. 
  • Ability to work with diverse communities (e.g., communities of color, gay/lesbian, transgender, substance abusers).

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.  


  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in nursing, social work, or public health or behavioral health degree related field. 
  • Texas Licensed Social Worker. 
  • One (1) year of experience in the HIV field. 
  • One (1) year of experience with quality-of-care chart abstraction for social services clients. 
  • Intermediate competence in SPSS or comparable data analysis software used to analyze complex health-related databases. 
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).

General Information


  • 40Hours/ Week. 


  • Houston, TX 77027


  • Commensurate with experience. 
  • Based on 26 pay periods. 

Additional Information - Core Competencies

 Organizational Leadership

  • Understands the organizational mission.
  • Understands ethics and public good; is concerned with public trust.
  • Demonstrates respect for the opinions and beliefs of others.


  • Demonstrates a sense of responsibility for the success of the group.
  • Collaborates with others to improve quality and address needs.


  • Ability to adapt to change.

Interpersonal Abilities/Personal Characteristics

  • Uses sound judgment.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Organizes and maintains work environment to allow for maximum productivity.


  • Communicates clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Written and verbal English competency.
  • Able to read and follow directions.

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