Overview: The Time Has Chosen Us
As part of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s support for the Arts to Build COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence, Atlanta’s Out of Hand Theater is leading The Time Has Chosen Us, a project committed to increasing vaccine confidence and vaccinations among Black people who live in rural Georgia (GA). By collaborating with the GA Department of Public Health, RSPH Faculty, and a steering committee of Black leaders throughout rural GA, The Time Has Chosen Us will conduct surveys and focus groups to inform a script that will be developed into a series of digital performances shared across the state and evaluated through SMS-based text surveys for anyone who sees the performance. The narrative films will additionally be shown through livestreams and safely orchestrated in-person showings, feedback and Q&A sessions with public health officials, and the opportunity to receive the COVID vaccines on-site.
Request for Applications: RSPH Students
As a collaborative process, The Time Has Chosen Us seeks to work with RSPH students (capstones, class projects, practicums, thesis opportunities) who share our passion to increase vaccine confidence among Black people who live in rural settings in the US Southeast.
· Timeline: Feb – August 2022, with post-project mentorship available for thesis support
· Various Skills/Interests (students do not need to have all skills listed take part):
o Monitoring & evaluation, CDC reporting, grant management
o Community needs assessment, qualitative analysis, public health messaging
o Survey design, mHealth (SMS-text based) implementation, quantitative analysis
o Marcel Foster, MPH: Lead Evaluator, Performance Hypothesis
o Please email resume/CV to marcel [at] performhy [dot] com