University of Rochester SCDD Health Disparities Coordinator in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 055 Dev & Behav Pediatrics






The Senior Health Project Coordinator (Sr HPC) is a member of NDBP as coordinator of SCDD’s health disparities initiatives. A high degree of initiative, leadership and the ability to deal with the complexities of working with multiple local agencies, governmental entities, and professionals is necessary. Supervisory, organizational and management skills will be especially important in the coordination of regional and statewide summits on health disparities, and oversight of evaluation and training. In addition, it is expected that the senior health project coordinator will take a leadership role in writing new grant proposals, and both present and publish on SCDD’s health disparities initiatives. The scope of work includes the development of a comprehensive project plan in collaboration with UCEDD Co-Directors, and a logic model based on the Triple Aim goals and objectives. The Sr HPC will independently anticipate, identify and solve problems in promoting smooth operation of all aspects of health disparity related projects, effectively supervising the work support staff. Demonstrates ICARE* values in each of the major responsibilities.


With the UCEDDD co-directors establish an independent research and program evaluation initiative in health disparities

  • Design and initiate a data collection effort engaging health and Developmental Disability (DD) provider partners to identify regional baselines for health outcomes and health disparities.
  • Conduct analysis of data through collaborations with community agencies, hospitals, and URMC investigators (i.e. analysis of hospital data with SCDD team) developing hypotheses for additional study.
  • Participate in project mentorship of MPH and other students in data analysis and outcome assessments.
  • Collaborate with Special Olympics Healthy Communities staff in pursuing regional Health Communities health targets (e.g., Obesity, Oral Health) and other similar collaborations.
  • Direct primary data collection and analysis, review of results for interpretation, and refinement of interventions.

Establish new programs to train professionals and others, providing knowledge and education around health disparities and inequities, to address specific health care needs of the population with I/DD.

  • Identify evidence-based training activities and evaluate for feasibility and effectiveness in developing knowledge and skills in serving the I/DD population.
  • Based on the above work, develop and implement, in coordination with the Center for Experiential Learning, URMC wide educational/training programs for faculty and staff working with people with IDD.

Develop collaborations and sustainability of programs.

  • Engage in inter-departmental and community collaborations based on relationships with divisions and agencies that serve people with I/DD to reduce health disparities.
  • Lead newly developed UR Health interdepartmental quality improvement projects to reduce health disparities for people with I/DD
  • Develop an agenda and create an University-wide inter-departmental team that undertakes quality improvement projects to reduce health disparities for people with I/DD.
  • Identify challenges to sustainability for URMC and Community programs.Identify resources to minimize these challenges.Work with SCDD and community leader to create plans for eliminating systemic barriers.

Take a leadership role in advocating for and disseminating new health disparities initiatives.

  • Identify funding opportunities and write new grant proposals supporting programs to reduce health disparities.
  • Provide advocacy at the local, state, and national level that will be beneficial in the development and sustainability of the newly developed programs.
  • Develop and deliver presentations at national, state and local meetings regarding health disparities in transition age youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree with major course work in an appropriate health, social or technical field, 3-5 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Prefer master’s degree with major coursework in an appropriate health, social or technical field and 4-5 years of related experience with major course work in an appropriate or related field of disability, special education, or health. Requires the ability to work independently, supervise effectively and demonstrate excellent project management skills with attention to detail. Must have strong oral and written communication skills. Must be able to utilize Power Point, Adobe Connect, Publisher and other webinar presentation software. Must have reliable/efficient transportation.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: SCDD Health Disparities Coordinator

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Job ID: 209218

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time