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The work of the Center for Social Design is driven by an iterative,Â human centered process that focuses on under standing he needs of the people most affected by a problem.Â It involves people in every step of the design process,Â opening up the potential for new ways of thinking and doing,Â and resulting in more meaningful and valuable outcomes. Our mission is to demonstrate and promote the value of design in advancing equity and social justice.Â Over the past decade,Â weâve participated in many collaborations and partnerships in public health and medicine that have emphasized issues related to disparities in health access,Â inequity,Â stigma,Â and broader social determinants of health.
Over the past few years,Â we have developed partnerships specifically with the Cochlear Center for Hearing & Public Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and PROMOTE Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
The Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for HearingÂ and Public Health is dedicated to recruiting and training a generation of researchers,Â clinicians and public health experts who can study the impact that hearing loss in older adults has on public health,Â develop and test strategies to address hearing loss and help implement effective policies for hearing loss at the local,Â national and global levels.Â With respect to the Center for Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA),Â these collaborations have involved the development of accessible and affordable hearing care programs that haveranged from training community health workers to deliver a basic but high level of hearing care directly in underservedcommunities in Baltimore City to hospital-based programs focused on enhancing patient-provider communication.Â Goingforward,Â theCochlearCenterandtheCenterforSocialDesignâscollaborationwillcontinuetofocusonsuchinitiativeswhilealsoworking on additional projects focused on supporting hearing health and communication access among diverse older adult populations, including persons with dementia and their care partners.Â
PROMOTE(Promoting Resilience in Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions)Â Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is founded on leading a unique shift in the current paradigm of disease-specific models of care to person-centered, community-focused methods that address various factors affecting health including functional limitations, family caregiversâ perspectives, poverty, housing, access to food, or traumatic life events. Managing multiple chronic conditions, studying social determinants of health, and providing community-driven care are the pillars of the PROMOTE research center at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Funded through a National Institutes of Health P30 grant, the center is advancing the science by supporting patients with multiple chronic conditions and providing an opportunity for researchers to drive culture change and develop sustainable health care initiatives through innovative research design.
The Design & Health Associate is a 12-month, temporary position funded through support from theÂ Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public HealthatÂ Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthandÂ PROMOTE Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing andÂ is intended to add a human-centered design approach to initiatives within both Centers.Â Â
Selected from the MA in Social Design (MASD) graduate class of 2019, the Associate will represent the Center for Social Designas part of a multidisciplinary group of academics, researchers, and practitioners from both Centers.Â
1.Â Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public HealthÂ at Johns Hopkins School of Public HealthÂ support (2.5 days/week):The Associate will be an integral member of the Cochlear Center team developing, testing, and implementing programs primarily focused but not limited to the following projects:
Hearing/communication support programs targeting adults (both outpatient and inpatient) with hearing loss at Johns Hopkins and adapting these programs for use in other diverse settings.
Hearing/communication support programs targeting older adults with dementia (both those living at home and those institutionalized) and adapting these programs for use in other diverse settings.
Developing dissemination/education programs around hearing loss for the lay public through content/videos/animations that will be utilized on the Cochlear Center website.
2. PROMOTE Center at the Johns Hopkins School ofNursing support (2.5 days/week): The Associate will be an integral member of the PROMOTE Center team and contribute to developing and executing a 5-year PROMOTE-MICA roadmap. Activities to include:
Design advisory + Design research: Provide design-related advising to pilot PIs, including conducting design research and prototyping for pilot projects as applicable; provide ad hoc advising to other SON affiliates as assigned.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Enrichment core: Develop and implement education programs around incorporating human-centered and participatory design methods for the nurse research community through content/videos/workshops.Â
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Communications and storytelling: Document and communicate about project findings, e.g., at conferences, and/or in social media, popular media, and/or academic journals, as assigned.Â
NOTE:Â MICA Center for Social Design leadership will continue to provide limited support for the Associate in project development and execution through collaboration, use of MICA space and resources as needed, and expert consultation. In exchange, the Associate will be able to allocate a limited amount of time throughout the year to provide curricular support and mentorship to the MASD 2020 class. This could include co-facilitation of MASD modules, one-on-one advising, and critiques. Any time allocated for this purpose will be coordinated and approved by MICA Center for Social Design, Cochlear Center and PROMOTE Center leadership respectively.
The Associate requires an individual who is flexible, organized and self-motivated with strong skills and experience in: Â
community engagement & facilitation
project management (managing multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously)
representational skills (representing CSD to partners and at external meetings, events, etc.)
NOTE: This position is contingent on the execution and acceptance of a final Agreement between MICA and Johns Hopkins. Johns Hopkins is not required to fill this position with a candidate from the MA inÂ Social Design (MASD) class of 2020.
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About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.