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CommunicateHealth

We are looking for a motivated writer/editor with a strong interest in health communication and public health. As a writer, you are comfortable developing material that is conversational, professional, understandable, accessible, and actionable. You enjoy working independently and collaboratively, have experience giving and receiving feedback on content, and have outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.

Responsibilities
• Support healthcare organizations and federal agencies in developing culturally and linguistically appropriate communications for their members.
• Research a variety of health- and wellness-related topics and distill the most relevant actions and recommendations.
• Develop content for a variety of channels including print, web, and mobile applications.
• Assist writing team with copy editing, reviewing and proofreading for grammatical correctness and compliance with style guides, design requirements and other clientprescribed guidance.

Qualifications
• 1 – 5 years experience.
• BA in Public Health, Health Science, English or Journalism.
• Ability to independently review print and Web materials.
• Familiarity with various style guides, such as the Government Printing Office Style Manual or the Chicago Manual of Style.
• Some experience developing health education materials.

Preferred
• MPH or related public health masters degree.
• Familiar with federal plain language guidelines and best practices.
• Experience developing materials for audiences with limited (health) literacy skills.
• Experience working with graphic designers and web developers.
• Experience with the process of user-centered design.

How To Apply Please send cover letter, resume, and 2 writing samples, and 3 references to admin@communicatehealth.com by April 30, 2018.

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Deadline: April 30, 2018
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking an experienced, strategic, and visionary public health leader to join the DPH senior management team as the Director for the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention. The Bureau Director advances the mission and goals of the Bureau by managing all programmatic, policy, and operational functions; this includes strategic planning and advocacy for Bureau needs in Agency planning and goal-setting. The qualified candidate will possess the professional and managerial experience to lead the Bureau, as well as the interpersonal and communication skills needed to support all staff in providing high quality, effective, and efficient services. The ideal candidate promotes creative and collaborative problem-solving to advance the charge of the Bureau, while ensuring alignment with the mission and priorities of the Department of Public Health. 

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Deadline: May 12, 2018
Posted: 1 week 6 days ago

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Department Description: Reporting directly to the Director of Community Benefits, this position coordinates multiple projects, workflows, and tasks for BIDMC's efforts to advance public health improvement and health equity through the Community Benefits Department and the Community Care Alliance (CCA). 
This position involves extensive interaction with diverse populations including BIDMC's Board members, affiliated community health centers, patients, clinicians, community based organizations, and medical center personnel. The incumbent must have outstanding organizational, analytical, written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of diverse cultures and neighborhoods is preferred as is the demonstrated ability to seek solutions and think and work independently. A bachelor's degree is preferred.

Job Location: Boston, MA
Req ID: 23741BR

Job Summary: Coordinates and documents multiple projects for a department or division.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  1. Maintains and modifies project plan documentation and staffing requirements for multiple projects.
  2. Schedules and coordinates project team meetings. Prepares agendas, materials, presentations and necessary equipment. Records and distributes minutes or notes and follow up actions. Follows up with team members to ensure actions are completed according to timeline.
  3. Compiles data and prepares regular and ad hoc reports and presentations. Distributes project reports and documents as directed. Monitors and tracks project documents and finances. Maintains project document files and records in accordance with established procedures.
  4. Tracks and reports on project status and progress, identifies and resolves obstacles to ensure that project is on track with determined timelines. Acts as a liaison and resource for multidisciplinary team members. Communicates to client groups and stakeholders and responds to requests for data and information.
  5. Collaborates with project manager and team to identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones, and outcomes.

Required Qualifications:

  1. High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree preferred in Business or Healthcare Administration
  2. 1-3 years related work experience required.
  3. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 2 or more years of project management experience or administrative experience in a related field.
  2. Basic knowledge of program/project management tools, techniques and methodology

Competencies:

  1. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  2. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  3. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
  4. Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
  5. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally

Deadline: May 11, 2018
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

Community Action Youth Programs

Seeking two experienced youth workers to provide 1:1 case management to high school age youth to support their achievement of educational/work goals. Provide job readiness training, and ongoing coaching to overcome barriers. Must be highly reliable, professional, positive and self-motivated. Experience engaging and supporting at-risk youth required.  37.5 hrs/wk. Location: Orange or Ware. Full year position. Excellent benefits: health, dental, retirement, and paid time off; 3 wks. vaca. + sick + personal + holidays! Strong team, positive work environment, excellent training! Application instructions: Please submit resume, cover letter, and list of 3 professional references as word or pdf files to CAad339@communityaction.us. Include your Name and Position Title in the subject line.  No calls, videos, or visits please. Applications accepted until positions are filled.

Visit http://www.communityaction.us/job-openings.html for more information.

Deadline: May 25, 2018
Posted: 2 months 11 hours ago

Epic Systems Corporation

As a project manager, you'll work side by side with our customers to install our software, help them to lead and manage change, and ultimately transform the way they provide healthcare for over 50% of Americans. Project managers develop creative strategies to achieve a common end goal while collaborating with smart and innovative colleagues from all roles. Customers will see you as the face of Epic, and you'll form long-lasting relationships with your teams. No two days are the same - you'll never stop learning and growing. You'll have the autonomy to make important decisions while receiving support and guidance along the way. You bring your intelligence, creativity and curiosity; we'll teach you the rest. Are you looking for a client-facing role that’s more technical? Check out our Technical Problem Solver team. More than just important work. Epic is located in Madison, Wisconsin, a city regularly ranked as one of America's best places to live. You'll earn competitive wages and receive benefits befitting a leading software company (401k match, great health insurance, life insurance, performance bonuses and stock appreciation rights). Epic's environment is one of continuous learning; you'll have access to opportunities to expand your skill set and share your knowledge with others.

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Deadline: May 12, 2018
Posted: 4 months 3 days ago

Assistantships

Tobacco Free UMass Graduate Assistantship

University Health Services

University Health Services provides a tobacco control program, inclusive of clinical cessation services; tobacco prevention through health education; community engagement; and social norms change of tobacco use on campus. These efforts aim to: increase knowledge to the dangers and misperceptions of all forms of tobacco use; foster attitudes intolerant to tobacco use; promote policy compliance on campus; increase utilization of UHS cessation services; as well as to reduce overall tobacco influence among the UMass Amherst community.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Karen DeSalvio at karend@stuaf.umass.edu or call 413-577-5060. Submit any supporting documents such as educational materials developed and/or a brief relative writing sample.

Deadline: April 30, 2018
Posted: 1 week 6 days ago

Teaching Assistantship (Health Communication/Junior Year Writing)

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Teach a section of a newly designed undergraduate Public Health course  – Health Communication/Junior Year Writing. Must have a masters degree in public health and be enrolled or accepted into a doctoral program in Bio/Epi, HPP, or EHS. Strong facilitation and writing skills required. Knowledge of core public health areas required. Experience with health communication a plus. This position requires a monthly one-hour teaching and pedagogy meeting with other course instructors.

Position is available for Fall 2018 with continuation in the spring 2019 contingent upon successful completion in the fall semester. Continuation is also contingent upon good academic standing within the student’s department and available funding.

Teaching experience and classroom management skills preferred.

Please send cover letter and resume to Dr. Gloria DiFulvio. Indicate the course title in your cover letter. This is a 15-hour assistantship.

Deadline: April 24, 2018
Posted: 1 week 6 days ago

Teaching Assistantship (Public Health 200)

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Teaching Assistant needed for PH 200. Assist with the teaching of the Introduction to Public Health (PH 200) undergraduate course. Must be enrolled in the MPH or doctoral program in public health by Fall 2018. Strong facilitation and communication skills wanted. Knowledge of core public health areas required.

Position is available for Fall 2018 with continuation in the spring 2019 contingent upon successful completion of fall semester and available funding. Continuation is also contingent upon good academic standing within the student’s department.

Teaching experience and classroom management skills preferred. Must be free T/Th from 1-2:15pm. Student will be required to hold office hours.

Please send cover letter and resume to Dr. Gloria DiFulvio. Indicate the course title in your cover letter. This is a 10-hour assistantship.

Deadline: April 24, 2018
Posted: 1 week 6 days ago

Internships

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (MDPH) Division of Epidemiology and Immunization is seeking up to 35 graduate students to intern in local health departments during the summer of 2018. Cities and towns currently seeking interns are listed in this posting. The positions to be filled are Local Public Health Interns. The selected students will work on various projects within local health departments that may include environmental health, communicable disease case investigation, needs assessment, bioterrorism and emergency preparedness, health education, data entry/analysis, health policy, food safety, substance abuse, and other duties as determined by the local health department in collaboration with the student.

Accepted students will also be offered the opportunity to spend time shadowing epidemiologists and health educators at the MDPH Bureau of Infectious Disease Prevention and Laboratory Services, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, and the Division of Global Populations. The applicant must have completed at least one semester of graduate level public health course work preferably including, but not limited to, one course each in epidemiology, environmental health, and biostatistics. Students should be able to work independently and have basic computer skills. Clinical experience and/or prior work experience is a plus, but is not required. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively in English. Most students will need access to a vehicle; however, some cities/towns have public transportation. The student will be required to attend both an orientation program and the closing session held in Boston. On the closing day, each student will be required to provide an oral or poster presentation for fellow interns, local public health agents and MDPH representatives summarizing his or her experience.

Upon completion of this internship each student will have an excellent understanding of the various roles of local health departments in Massachusetts and will have obtained hands-on experience in the practice of public health. Estimated number of hours required per week: 15-20 (Hours are flexible in most communities) Students must commit to a minimum of 160 hours during the summer (Estimated time frame: 5/23/18- 8/15/18). At this time, listed opportunities are unpaid internships.

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Deadline: May 31, 2018
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Public Health Institute of Western MA

This position will give the Research and Evaluation Intern (R&E Intern) an opportunity to learn about research and evaluation in a real world setting. The R&E Intern will analyze and summarize population-based youth survey data, including drafting a summary report of survey findings. The R&E Intern will also get experience understanding how to use data to improve and/or inform local programs and initiatives.  The anticipated timeframe for this unpaid position is 3-5 months.

Learning Objectives

  • Strengthen data analysis skills.
  • Strengthen data communication and writing skills.
  • Gain a better understanding of survey research.

Requirements

  • STATA and Microsoft Office
  • Graduate student in public health
  • Writing skills
  • Ability to follow directions and work independently. 
  • Applicants must have transportation to and around Springfield. 
  • Ability to dedicate 10-15 hours per week to this intern program.

About the Public Health Institute of Western MA
The Public Health Institute of Western MA (PHIWM), providing skills, expertise and experience to create successful public health campaigns and sustainable system changes to improve health and well-being in the region.  Through partnerships, we build on community assets and build community capacity to positively impact social determinants of health.  Our services include Research and Assessment, Coalition-building, Program Evaluation and Health Policy Development. PHIWM is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit with a 20-member Board of Directors and relies on state, federal and private grants and contracts. PHIWM contracts with Baystate Health for Human Resources services.  For more details, visit www.PublicHealthWM.org

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (preferably demonstrating your ability to interpret data) to info@partnersforahealthiercommunity.org with the subject line “R&E Intern”.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

Deadline: April 30, 2018
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Two fellowship opportunities are currently available in the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Rockville, Maryland.

OAH coordinates adolescent health promotion and disease prevention programs and initiatives across HHS and works in partnership with other HHS agencies to support evidence-based approaches to improve the health of adolescents.

The fellows will join a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who oversee national grant programs to prevent teen pregnancy and provide support services to expectant and parenting teens, as well as several research and evaluation studies aimed at furthering the evidence of what works to prevent teen pregnancy. The team provides a wide range of support to grantees to ensure their programs and evaluation activities are of the highest quality, including ongoing programmatic and evaluation training and technical assistance, monitoring through the use of uniform performance measure data, assistance disseminating program successes and results, and support for program sustainability.

The fellows will have opportunities to be involved in the following activities:

  • Designing and administering a survey to current OAH grantees to assess the adequacy and quality of support services provided by OAH, analyze survey results, and develop recommendations for OAH.
  • Assisting in developing and supporting a grantee advisory committee to provide feedback to OAH on program direction, grantee needs, technical assistance products, and OAH guidance.
  • Conducting assessments on various topics to determine how OAH grantees are meeting grant expectations.Topics may include, but are not limited to, assessing what OAH grantees are doing to ensure their programs are trauma-informed and inclusive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth; identifying best practices from grantees for serving expectant and parenting teens; and assessing how grantees establish effective linkages and referrals for youth-friendly healthcare services.
  • Assisting OAH project officers in managing a portfolio of grantees to prevent teen pregnancy and support expectant and parenting teens.
  • Conducting literature reviews on topics related to enhancing the effectiveness of OAH grant programs.
  • Assisting with special projects such as disseminating grantee successes, and developing publications and presentations to showcase program outcomes.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and HHS. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of HHS contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at HHS in the Rockville, Maryland, area. Participants do not become employees of HHS, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

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Deadline: May 1, 2018
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago

Manatt Health

Manatt Health Summer Analysts will spend 10 - 12 weeks working in our New York, San Francisco, or Washington, DC offices. The program will commence in May/June and run through August. The objective of the program is to provide summer analysts with diverse experience with healthcare consulting projects and to identify exceptional candidates for full-time Consultant positions upon graduation.

Qualifications:
• Candidates must be enrolled in an advanced degree program with a focus on public health, business administration, public administration, public policy, health administration, or health care management from a leading institution.
• 2-3 years of relevant experience in the healthcare industry with demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for healthcare issues and trends.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in a variety of settings and media.
• Strong computer skills, including advanced knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
• A self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with others in a fast-paced environment. • Candidates must complete their advanced degree by Spring 2019.

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Deadline: April 30, 2018
Posted: 4 months 1 week ago