|STAT: Become a STAT Team Member|
Become a STAT Team Member
Safe States will select a Team Leader and additional team members based on team member applications and other selection criteria below. It is important to note that selection to participate on a given STAT visit is dependent on several factors. These include:
1) A completed STAT application
2) Experience working in or with state health departments
3) Expertise in one or more core component areas
4) Management experience (particularly for Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader)
5) Leadership experience (particularly within state health department IVPPs)
6) Prior STAT experience
7) Demonstrated communication skills (verbal and written)
Preference for team participation will be given to Safe States members and members of partner organizations and agencies with demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant to state health department IVPPs. Team members must be able to synthesize information and write concisely and quickly. Travel and per diem expenses for team members are covered by Safe States Alliance and/or the host state.
Typically, each team will consist of a complement of five professionals. This includes one Team Leader, one Deputy Team Leader, two additional team members, and one logistics coordinator. Ideally, the Team Leader will be a Safe States State Designated Representative and/or a former IVPP director, and have management experience. The Deputy Team Leader should have management experience, demonstrated leadership experience (particularly within state health department IVPPs), and have participated in a previous STAT. In addition to the team, a guest observer may participate with the approval of Safe States, the Team Leader, and the selected state.