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Healthy Start Center for Urban Breastfeeding (HSCUB)

The Healthy Start Center for Urban Breastfeeding is a comprehensive breastfeeding education, support, outreach and advocacy initiative focused on the following outcomes:

  • Implement local agenda for breastfeeding education and support for Black women in Allegheny County;
  • Increase the number of Black women who initiate breastfeeding, and who are breastfeeding at six months;
  • Increase access to and the number of women of color in Allegheny County trained as peer counselors, Certified Lactation Counselors (CLC) and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC); and
  • Support health promoting behaviors, such as early prenatal care, health screenings, chronic disease management, etc.

The Program Manager is passionate about maternal and child health and breastfeeding, and shares in a vision of a “new narrative” around infant feeding and improved health for Black women and children in Allegheny County. The Program Manager is responsible for planning and executing on the strategic and tactical objectives of the CUB by leading program planning strategies, resource development activities (identifying funding sources and supporting grant writing and reporting), maintaining program metrics and meeting performance benchmarks, managing service delivery and supervising staff, educating and engaging community members and providing local and national leadership in advocacy efforts. Further, the program manager may be required to be on call to support CUB calls in the case no other CLC is available.

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Teen Outreach Program (TOP”)® Program Facilitator

The mission of Healthy Start is to improve maternal and child health and to reduce poor birth outcomes and infant mortality in Allegheny County.


Background and Purpose

Healthy Start is looking to quickly fill this position serving adolescent youth throughout Allegheny County. The Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®) promotes the positive development of adolescents through curriculum-guided, interactive group discussions; positive adult guidance and support; and community service learning.  Candidate must embrace the principles of positive youth development and sexual risk avoidance education and be able to attend training on August 17th-19th. Position may evolve, to include mastery and delivery of other youth-focused sexual education, health, or relationship curricula.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the Teen Outreach Program in accordance with the TOP curriculum—maintaining consistent youth engagement across in-school, afterschool/summer and virtual settings.
  • Provide continuing contact and support to TOP youth.
  • Make presentations to school personnel, community groups, parent groups and the business community on the benefits of the Teen Outreach Program.
  • Maintain health and appropriate relationships with TOP youth focusing on safety, support, interaction, and engagement.
  • Ensure accurate and timely implementation of TOP program evaluation, reports and continual quality improvement activities.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date enrollment forms, attendance records and service records on all youth.
  • Participate in planning for TOP sessions through participation in weekly staff meetings.
  • Provide support in achieving goals, empowering the youth and building their confidence along the way.
  • Establish a balance of power that builds mutual respect and gives youth opportunities to lead.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
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The mission of Healthy Start is to improve maternal and child health and to reduce poor birth outcomes and infant mortality in Allegheny County.

This is an advanced level community-based position that provides case management, coordination of care and health education to Healthy Start, Inc. program participants.  This position serves as the first line of care in the Healthy Start, Inc. model. The Community Health Worker has a passion for maternal and child health and advances family systems and life course approaches to support improved birth outcomes, and family health and well-being.

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