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Community Outreach Specialist

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Hartford Hospital


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
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Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Hartford Hospital is one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals New England. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center that provides cutting edge treatment to its patients. This is made possible by being home to the largest robotic surgery center in the Northeast and the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. When hospitals cannot provide the advanced care, expertise and new treatment options their patients require, they turn to us.

Job Summary:

Partner with Community Leaders and internal team to plan, develop and administer outreach programs to improve the wellbeing of the community including health and social programs as well as other activities. Work closely with the community to aid in providing healthcare information to patients, facilitating access to care and services as appropriate and developing relationships with community organizations to further achieve shared goals and interests. Determines and provides the appropriate education based on population such as cultural needs, gender, socioeconomic, etc


Job Responsibilities:


  • Provide support to Hartford Region Community Outreach coordinating meetings, providing data and reports, maintaining community relationships, etc.
  • Represent Hartford Region at system level for health equity initiatives, participating, providing input and executing system wide programs locally
  • Execute the strategic vision of Hartford Region’s Community Outreach function through operationalizing programs and initiatives related to health and social interventions, marketing outreach, communication and partner coordination
  • In a clinical environment, may need to assess medical and social needs; connect patients with needed services within their community.  Flexible in approach and function effectively in a work environment where multitasking is necessary.
  • Builds and maintains strategic community partnerships to assist with the growth of outreach programs including but not limited to age based screenings, education and counseling, vaccinations, health prevention services, and lab tests.
  • Evaluates outreach programs system-wide to advise on a system level best practices.
  • Focuses on Health Disparities such as gathering data and conducting data analysis to determine health needs in the communities
  • Develops and implements culturally competent services and education to meet the population-specific needs including disease prevention, impact of illness, disease progression and health maintenance.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in health or related field
  • Two years experience in a non-profit, community based environment.
  • Experience and ability to research in and utilize various databases
  • Bilingual preferred.



We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.


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