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Planning, Evaluation & Research

RRM Category: COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES

RRM Module: Health Education

Overview:
The RRM Health Education staffing module estimates the requirements for public health educators to provide health education technical assistance; arrange, organize, and conduct educational activities; conduct education activities; develop/provide educational materials; and conduct educational studies. The workload parameter that is the key variable in the staffing estimation is service population. This module estimates the need for Public Health Educators.

Services Description:
The Health Education module is based on task analysis performed by the health education staff for the five outputs/services:
  • Provision of Health Education Technical Assistance
  • Arranging and Organizing Educational Activities
  • Conducting Education Activities
  • Developing/Providing Educational Materials
  • Conducting Educational Studies

Staffing Criteria:
Community/Public Health Educator staff of 1.00 FTE for populations of 1,000 or more, plus 1.00 FTE
Community/Public Health Educator for every 4,000 Service Population above 4,000 Service Population, plus:
  • 0.25 FTE if 1-2 Satellite clinics are in service area;
  • 0.25 FTE if 1-2 Elementary Schools, 1-2 Middle Schools, and 1-2 High Schools are in the service area. (minimum six schools in the service area);
  • 0.25 FTE if 1-2 Head Start programs are in the service area;
  • 0.25 FTE if 1 Juvenile Detention Center is in the service area;
  • 0.25 FTE if 1 Youth Regional Treatment Center is in the service area;
  • 0.25 FTE if 1 Nursing Home is in the service area;
  • 0.25 FTE if any single other facility served is more than 50 miles round trip from the main duty station. (This addition is or each facility).

STAFFING FORMULAE

Driving Variables:
Service Population

Personnel Categories:
Community/Public Health Educator

MINIMUM STAFFING LEVELS (fixed):

n/a
Personal Category FTEs per Driving Variables Min. Max.
Community/Public Health Educator 1.0 1,000 Service Pop. 1,000

Plus, VARIABLE STAFFING LEVELS:

Personal Category FTEs per Driving Variables Min. Max.
Community/Public Health Educator 1.0 4,000 Service Pop. 4,000 n/a
Community/Public Health Educator 0.25   Satellite Clinics 1 n/a
Community/Public Health Educator 0.25   Schools 6 n/a
Community/Public Health Educator 0.25   Head Start Programs 1 n/a
Community/Public Health Educator 0.25   Juvenile Detention Center 1 n/a
Community/Public Health Educator 0.25   YRTC 1 n/a
Community/Public Health Educator 0.25   Nursing Home 1 n/a
Community/Public Health Educator 0.25   Facility 50 plus round trip drive 1 n/a


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