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Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH)

The mission of MDPH is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health.

MDPH seeks to improve and expand its methods of community engagement. Community engagement is the process by which DPH connects with individuals, communities, and organizations/institutions to inform, implement, and evaluate its priorities, programs and services  and Community engagement processes are ongoing relationships between stakeholders, community-based organizations, consumers, residents, local public health, providers, and more. The ”Community Engagement Standards for Community Health Planning Guideline” was adopted as part of updates made to regulations in the Determination of Need process in 2017, in order to help hospitals leverage their Community Heath Needs Assessment and community engagement process to meet the DPH community health planning standards.  Additionally, there is interest in aligning the community guidelines for MDPH staff so that DPH community engagement efforts are reflected in the standards. As a first step, key informant interviews have already been conducted on 16 MDPH programmatic strategic plans to understand how they incorporated a variety of community engagement methods through their planning. In addition, there is a Community Engagement Work Group dedicated to bringing together many bureau and office lenses and experiences to the conversation.

The intern will have an opportunity to engage MDPH staff, through the Community Engagement work group and other identified key partners. The work will include an environmental scan of current DPH community engagement efforts to develop an annotated directory of existing programs, points of contact, and resources with an emphasis on highlighting best practice areas within DPH. 

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Deadline: December 31, 2018
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

Generalist Public Health Intern

Springfield Department of Health and Human Services

The Generalist Public Health Intern provides administrative and programmatic support to the Department of Health and Human Services; which focuses on   has a broad mandate to provide population based care, health education and preventive programs and environmental health services. The programs of the department are: Citizens with Disabilities; Community Health Nursing; Environmental; Health Education; Health Services for the Homeless; Maternal, Infant and Child Health; Mediation; Tobacco Control; Oral Health; and Office of Preparedness and Response , Substance Abuse Prevention Services, Mass in Motion, 1422.

Work is performed under supervision from the Deputy Commissioner and program staff. No supervision is exercised over other employees. The intern will work between 10-15 hours a week. This is an unpaid internship that will begin in the fall academic semester.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with training exercises and drills.
  • Assist the office director with preparedness research.
  • Work with the staff to provide health and human services.
  • Research current and updated protocols.
  • Assist with the development of policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the evaluation of programs and new curricula.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work in community oriented organizations, especially the ability to work with diverse, ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic groups.
  • General knowledge of public health and human studies.
  • Willingness to take a leadership role within training settings.
  • General knowledge of evaluating the effectiveness of programs and curricula.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to work in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.

Education

  •  Student currently pursuing a Graduate degree in public health, health policy health education, or a related field.
  • Undergraduate senior pursuing a Bachelor's degree in public health, health education, or a related field.

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Soloe Dennis at SDennis@springfieldcityhall.com.

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

Epidemiology & Biostatistics Internship

Springfield Department of Health and Human Services

Students will comprehensively work with data information in topics including, but not limited to, health education, preventive programs and environmental health services. The programs of the department are: Community Health Nursing; Environmental Health, Health Services for the Homeless; Maternal, Infant and Child Health; Mediation; Tobacco Control; Oral Health; and Office of Preparedness and Response, Substance Abuse Prevention Services, and Mass in Motion.

All work will be performed under supervision from the Deputy Commissioner and program staff. No supervision is exercised over other employees. The intern will work between 10-15 hours a week.  This is an unpaid internship and will begin when a candidate is chosen.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with data collection and survey development
  • Assist with data cleaning and management, SQL software
  • Summarize findings and communicate effectively via presentation or written assignment
  • Maintain confidentiality of data information and abide by University HIPAA/Human subjects policies and procedures

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of at least one data software (ex. R, STATA, SAS, SPSS)
  • Ability to work in community-oriented organizations, especially the ability to work with diverse, ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic groups.
  • General knowledge of public health and human studies.
  • Ability to work in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.

Education

  • Students currently pursuing a Graduate degree in public health, epidemiology, or biostatistics
  • Undergraduate seniors in a 4+1 program pursuing a graduate degree in epidemiology or biostatistics

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Soloe Dennis at SDennis@springfieldcityhall.com.

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

Jobs

Simmons College

This position will focus on supporting MPH program functions in collaboration with the Program Director, including admissions, marketing, and student support.  The position will also support the program’s accreditation process through the design and implementation of program evaluation methods and systems, development of key partnerships and initiatives, and contributions to the accreditation self-study report.  The position carries a proportional teaching load, offset by program development and management work. Teaching will support core MPH courses, including those associated with the Health Equity Change Project, the culminating applied practice and integrative learning experience.  

Qualifications:

  • Master of Public Health degree;

  • Evidence of teaching excellence in public health;

  • A record of applied public health practice experience related to health equity;

  • Strong network within the public health practice community preferred;

  • Program development or management experience.

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a cover letter; CV; evidence of teaching excellence; and three letters of recommendation and/or contact information for three professional references. All documents should be uploaded in the Resume/CV section on the 'My Experience' page of the application.  

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Deadline: November 9, 2018
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

Brigham and Women's Hospital

The position is for a Research Project Manager who will coordinate a vibrant research program on global maternal and child health and child development under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, Dr. CaryCatherine Arbour. 

The research is conducted in the Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital with partners in the Health Services Resources Administration and private foundations.  Dr. Arbour works on several maternal and child public health projects focused on the development and adaptation of interventions to improve maternal and child health and the delivery of public health interventions in underserved settings in the United States and abroad.  

The Research Project Manager will report directly to the PI and be responsible for coordination of ongoing projects, supporting technical assistance and quality improvement coaching to project intervention sites (including data management and report preparation), assisting with grant submission, and preparing manuscripts for publication and dissemination post-publication.

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Deadline: November 2, 2018
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

CommunicateHealth

We are looking for experienced health communicator with a proven interest in message and product development — especially for environmental health issues. You are able to synthesize audience research, health education and behavior change theories, and plain language writing to create meaningful, accessible, and actionable communication tools for clients and consumers. You enjoy working independently and collaboratively, have experience giving and receiving feedback and have outstanding organization skills and attention to detail. You are passionate about making health information easier to understand and use.

Responsibilities:
• Lead the development of communication products with a multi-disciplinary team and ensure products are delivered on time and in budget
• Keep project teams and clients focused by advocating for end users
• Develop product requirements and specifications and adjust as necessary based on client feedback and user research
• Develop research protocols, including screeners and moderator’s guides
• Conduct formative research with consumers and professionals
• Integrate user research studies into message and product development
• Write clear, concise reports (from top-level summaries to detailed technical reports) for delivery to clients
• Research a variety of health- and wellness-related topics — particularly those related to environmental health — and distill the most relevant actions and recommendations
• Gather and review feedback on content from editors, usability professionals, and subject matter experts, and revise content appropriately
• Work with design, content, and usability staff on information architecture, content strategy, and content layout
• Oversee and inform post-production quality control (QC) processes
• Act as a connector across project teams to integrate project-level lessons learned across the organization

Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in communication, public health, or a related social science
• Minimum 10 years professional experience in public health education, health communication, and/or communication research
• Demonstrated interest in environmental health
• Demonstrated effectiveness in a project management role, with an ability to establish and document processes
• Experience implementing health education theories and principles and user-centered design methods when developing content or tools for web and print
• Experience conducting user or audience research
• Experience executing high-level editing and writing with limited supervision

Preferred:
• Experience developing materials for audiences with limited (health) literacy skills
• Experience managing project or program budgets
• Familiarity with federal plain language guidelines and best practices
• Experience working with graphic designers and web developers
• Experience managing product development, including requirements-gathering and launch planning
• Supervisory experience
• Experience translating technical/medical information into plain language
• Familiarity with IRB, Office of Management and Budget Paperwork Reduction Act, and nuances of research clearance processes

How To Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, 2 writing or portfolio samples, and 3 references to admin@communicatehealth.com.

This is a full-time, salaried position located in either our Northampton, MA or Rockville, MD office. We are not considering remote staff for this position. We offer highly competitive salaries and full benefits. CommunicateHealth is committed to workplace diversity and providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees. As a federal contractor, we are required to ask applicants to submit a voluntary demographics form, at www.communicatehealth.com/company/contact/. No personnel selections are made based on this information.

Deadline: November 1, 2018
Posted: 3 weeks 5 days ago

Heluna Health

Heluna Health invites applications for the full-time position of Research Study Coordinator in the Substance Use Research Unit (SURU), a grant-funded research unit within the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH). Research in this Unit focuses on the evaluation of behavioral, biological, and pharmacological clinical trials to reduce harms from substance use and HIV risk behaviors. Our close-knit team consists of a Medical Director, Senior Research Scientist, Research Study Coordinator, Research Clinicians, Clinical Psychologist, Research Associates and Recruitment Team.

This is a temporary, grant-funded, Full time, benefited position.  Employment is provided by Heluna Health.

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Deadline: October 31, 2018
Posted: 3 weeks 5 days ago