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Join GLIDE’s Black Community Action Team!

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GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice is launching a Black Health Community Action Team (CAT) to engage leaders and community representatives of the Black/African American (B/AA) community across San Francisco in a year-round cohort focused on preventing and mitigating harmful effects of diet-sensitive chronic diseases in the B/AA community through policy, research, and advocacy.

Once the community-based research project is complete, CAT fellows will use their community organizing and advocacy skills to effectively mobilize the community and advocate at the local and state government levels for the policy, system and environmental changes recommended by their research.

This opportunity GLIDE will train and engage CAT fellows in the necessary skills to meaningfully engage in determining and implementing policy, system and environmental change strategies. This program includes an hourly stipend for your time.

Community Action Team Fellows will:

• Attend weekly program meetings with GLIDE Staff

• Attend weekly GLIDE community events and/or engage in individual program assignments

• Attend ongoing trainings in community organizing and advocacy provided by GLIDE

• Conduct community forums, surveys, events, and secondary data analysis during the community engagement period for health equity research

• Produce a comprehensive report outlining policy, system, and environmental change recommendations based on community input

• Advocate for the policy, system, and environmental change recommendations laid out in the report with the aim of instigating lasting and sustainable positive changes in health outcomes

With the CAT, GLIDE will utilize an advocacy model that centers the voices of Black and African American community members.

Through the Community Action Team, GLIDE will empower community members to actively participate in decision-making processes related to public health initiatives, facilitate the adoption and implementation of policy, social and environmental change strategies conducive to healthier living environments, and foster partnerships among community members, local organizations, and governmental agencies to tackle diet-sensitive chronic diseases.

June 10 – July 5: Application open

July 15 – July 26: Interviews

August 12, 24 – July 30, 2025: Program duration

Questions? Please contact Ian James.