BECOME A SHARP COMMUNITY CHAMPION

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Champions coordinate dissemination and implementation of the SHARP components within their community and participate in quality monitoring and process evaluation.

QUALIFICATIONS

Champions must have (a) the desire to advocate for children with asthma and members of their social network, (b) communication and social skills required to bring together diverse members of the community with a shared vision and mission and (c) basic management, office and computer skills.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Champions (a) promote SHARP components to school board members, administrators, superintendents, and principals as well as school nurses, school teachers, parent groups and public health educators; (b) secure support for implementing the school and community components from school administrators, school board members, principals, and public health educators and (c) engage in community action in support of the SHARP program

RESOURCES & SUPPORT

Champions (a) complete online orientation and training to their roles and responsibilities, (b) are provided public relations products and materials and (c) are fully supported by SHARP administrative team.

BECOME A SHARP SCHOOL TEACHER

POSITION DESCRIPTION

School teachers deliver the school component to students with asthma in schools during instructional time and participate in quality monitoring and process evaluation.

QUALIFICATIONS

School teachers must (a) be certified to teach in the state and district, (b) be willing and able, with training, to guide students through an integrated asthma health education and counseling self-management workbook and (c) have communication and organizational skills necessary for scheduling in school sessions.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

School teachers (a) collaborate with school personnel to schedule days, times, and meetings rooms, (b) assemble session supplies, (c) gather students from their classrooms, (d) guide students through their workbooks, (e) obtain digital photos of students creative expressions, (f) arrange for color printing of the photos to serve as the cover of the students’ workbook and (e) submit students’ work for competitive posting on the SHARP website.

RESOURCES & SUPPORT

School teachers (a) complete online orientation and training to their roles and responsibilities, (b) are provided curriculum guides, student workbooks, and teaching/learning supplies and (c) are fully supported by the SHARP administrative team.

BECOME A SHARP SCHOOL LIAISON

POSITION DESCRIPTION

School liaisons invite students with asthma enrolled in grades 4–6 and their caregivers to participate in the SHARP program and engage in quality monitoring and process evaluation.

QUALIFICATIONS

School liaisons must (a) be employed by the district, (b) be able to identify students with asthma enrolled in grades 4–6, (c) have communication and social skills required to recruit students with asthma and their caregivers to participate in the school program and (d) have basic management, office, and computer skills.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

School liaisons (a) promote SHARP components to students with asthma and members of their social network, (b) oversee mailing of notification and recruitment packets to all caregivers of all students in the district, (c) reach out to caregivers of students with asthma inviting participation in the school component and (d) submit aggregate data required to estimate the impact of SHARP on school absenteeism of students with asthma.

RESOURCES & SUPPORT

School Liaisons (a) complete online orientation and training to their roles and responsibilities, (b) are provided public relations resources and materials and (c) are fully supported by the SHARP administrative team.

BECOME A SHARP PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATOR

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Public health educators assist champions in organizing the community component and deliver the scripted, 90-minute interactive community information sharing slide presentation.

QUALIFICATIONS

Public health educators must (a) be experienced in public speaking and health teaching, (b) be certified as an asthma educator through professional training or continued education and (c) have communication skills for actively engaging individuals across the lifespan in dynamic interaction.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Public health educators (a) collaborate with SHARP champions to organize the community component, (b) train the child care preschool component facilitators, (c) conduct the dynamic information sharing presentation with question and answer discussion during the community component, and (d) share specialized knowledge with individuals and group members to advance community-wide asthma health literacy.

RESOURCES & SUPPORT

Public health educators (a) complete online orientation and training to their roles and responsibilities, (b) are provided scripted PowerPoint slides and (c) are fully supported by the SHARP administrative team.