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MGH in Holyoke

The Center for Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking temporary summer data collectors to assist with a study on COVID-19 aimed at better understanding risk factors for infections. The position is based in Holyoke, MA and will primarily require data collection in the field outside Boston, data entry, and data quality checks to ensure completeness and accuracy. Please note this position is temporary and not eligible for benefits.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following activities:  

  • Assisting with the recruitment of study participants in accordance with the guidelines of the study protocol.
  • Assisting with the informed consent process by providing study materials and answering related questions.
  • Conducting household visits to administer surveys on handheld electronic devices, drop-off and/or pick-up study test kits.
  • Securing all study materials to maintain confidentiality and privacy of subject data.
  • Transferring all data from paper surveys into an electronic study database.
  • Participating in trainings on standard research procedures, study protocols and data collection tools and technologies.
  • Working closely with the research coordinator to update survey logs and ensure completion of study activities by participants.
  • Participating in weekly team meetings to discuss and address recruitment progress and challenges.
  • Performing administrative support duties as required

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or higher required.
  • Proficiency with standard office software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and standard internet applications.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Previous experience in similar projects is a plus.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency is preferred.

Deadline: January 1, 2021
Posted: 5 days 11 hours ago

Epic

Deliver on software that saves lives.
Application Services staff lead projects that help national and international healthcare organizations improve care for their patients. In this highly flexible role, you’ll be part of a team whose responsibilities include leading software installations for health systems, making sure healthcare providers know how to use our software, and supporting customers as they hit the On switch and go live with that software. You’ll also work side-by-side with software developers to test, document, and improve usability of new features. We'll give you autonomy to make important decisions and provide support and guidance along the way. No software experience required.
 
Test the limits of your brain for the most innovative health systems on the planet.
The top 15 health systems in U.S. News and World Report are Epic customers. Our community includes major systems like the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, and Kaiser Permanente, as well as leading academic medical centers at the University of Wisconsin, University of Michigan, University of California, University of Texas, The Ohio State University, and many more. 
 
Work in your own office, eat delicious food, and travel the world.
We don’t believe in cubicles. (Well, we believe they exist, but…) You will work in an individual office that will heighten your ability to get stuff done. For lunch, visit King’s Cross or Cassiopeia for a wide array of meal options, or go to one of our smaller, themed bistros, featuring wood-rotisserie, pan-Asian, and Latin-inspired cuisine. All meals are restaurant-quality but cost only a few dollars, and they’re prepared by a team comprised of kitchen talent from restaurants around the country. And, after five years here, you’ll earn a four-week sabbatical anywhere in the world. Staff have kayaked in Patagonia, attended a Beyoncé concert in Ireland, built a library in Tanzania, and run a marathon in Antarctica. 
 
Live affordably in a city known for its rising tech talent.
Epic is located just outside Madison, Wisconsin the second fastest growing market for tech talent in the United States and home to the state capital and the University of Wisconsin. Madison, a city surrounded by water, has received accolades for being the greenest city in America (NerdWallet), the best city for renters (SmartAsset), fittest city in America (Fitbit), and it has the highest concentration of millennial talent in the country (Inc.).
 
More than just important work.
We offer comprehensive benefits to keep you healthy and happy as you grow in your life and career, and your merit-based compensation will reflect the impact your work has on the company and our customers. You'll also be eligible for annual raises and bonuses, as well as stock grants, which give you an even greater stake in the success of Epic and our customers.

We aren’t interviewing yet, but register your interest here to get a head start on our 2021 openings. You’ll be among the first people considered once we start interviewing for 2021.

To apply and learn more, visit https://epic.avature.net/Careers/talentCommunity.

Deadline: December 31, 2020
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

CDC Foundation/ Covid 19 Corps

COVID-19 Corps M- Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Coordinator
Case investigation and contact tracing is the process of working with a patient who has been diagnosed with an infectious disease to identify and provide support to people (contacts) who have been exposed through close contact with the patient. This process is a core disease control measure that has been employed by health department personnel for decades and is a key strategy for preventing the spread of COVID-19. The Case Investigator and Contact Tracing Coordinator provides direction, support, and coordination for a diverse team including staff, volunteers, and contractors who conduct disease intervention activities with people (patients) with probable, suspected and laboratory-confirmed diagnoses of COVID-19, AND people (contacts), who may have been exposed to the virus, through close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. The Case Investigator and Contact Tracing Coordinator provides direction, support, and coordination to the team in the use of MAVEN. "MAVEN" is the Massachusetts Virtual Epidemiologic Network - a PHIN (Public Health Information Network) compliant, secure web-based surveillance and case management system for infectious diseases that enables rapid, efficient communication among local and state health departments and laboratories. There is no software to download or purchase because MAVEN is a web-based application. MAVEN can be accessed from anywhere there is Internet connectivity.

Position Summary:
The Coordinator is an experienced public health professional providing support to the Worcester Division of Public Health and local boards of health in the fight against COVID-19. The Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, direction, training, and continuous assessment of a case investigation and contact tracing team serving multiple towns in the Worcester Division of Public Health jurisdiction. It is preferred that the Coordinator possesses an advanced understanding of the principles of case investigation and contact tracing, and the use of MAVEN and can guide the team regarding messaging, creative problem solving and other interventions for patients and contacts to interrupt ongoing disease transmission. The Coordinator supports the performance of day-to-day disease intervention activities, ensuring that the quality and timeliness of work is performed according to established state guidelines. In collaboration with the Chief of Nursing they instruct and monitor team activities, ensuring that team members’ efforts are aligned with standard operating procedures for collection of epidemiological data, instructions for quarantine and isolation, and linking clients to clinical and social support services. The Coordinator ensures compliance with policies and procedures of the Worcester Division of Public Health regarding confidentiality and data security for the handling of sensitive client information and protected health information. They collaborate with Worcester Division of Public Health staff and other key partners to evaluate COVID 19 activities, identify best practices and lessons learned and facilitate enhancements.

Essential Functions, include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborates with state and local surveillance, epidemiology and clinical staff and other health officials in establishing priorities for case investigation and contact tracing, appropriate response protocols for incoming MAVEN case reports, and evaluation and monitoring of case investigation and contact tracing activities and outcomes.
  • Directs the assignment of disease intervention activities, collaborating with the Chief of Nursing to ensure the equitable assignment of priority cases and contacts for investigation to the team. Monitors progress to ensure investigations are completed in a timely manner. Conducts workload assessments and adjusts work assignments as necessary. Facilitates inter-jurisdictional coordination of information to ensure the continuity of case investigation and contact tracing using MAVEN.
  • Coordinates orientation and training of new hires/contractors/volunteers and existing case investigation and contact tracing team members. Ensures completion of role-specific knowledge and skill-based training courses, familiarity and proficiency with Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidance and scripts for interactions with patients and contacts, as well as MAVEN surveillance and data management system. Provides modeling and coaching of effective interview techniques and provides timely feedback to questions. Provides guidance on expectations for thorough investigation and documentation procedures and criteria for closure of case and contact follow-up activities.
  • Provides ongoing coaching, mentorship and facilitates training for case investigation and contact tracing team to enhance performance. Supports Chief of Nursing with creative problem solving around complex and atypical cases, clarifying proper procedure for documentation and closure, resolving challenges in locating patients and contacts or persuading clients to comply with recommendations for medical evaluation, testing, quarantine or isolation. Coordinates collaborative learning opportunities such as facilitating meetings to discuss lessons learned with both successful and poor outcomes of case investigations, notification of exposure and isolation/quarantine compliance and monitoring.
  • Supports Chief of Nursing in reviewing case reports prepared by team to ensure completeness and appropriateness of investigations and actions taken. Promptly discusses findings with Chief of Nursing and team and offers constructive feedback to improve or maximize levels of performance.
  • Confers with Worcester Division of Public Health management team regarding significant events that could impact COVID 19 response (i.e., potential outbreak situations, personnel issues, changes in health care facility’s policies/infrastructure, or other special circumstances).
  • Collaborates in the collection, analysis, and evaluation of process and outcome measures related to case investigation and contact tracing activities and related COVID 19 activities. Conducts routine report generation and review of performance measures. Identifies new and revised work procedures with potential for improving operating efficiency. Collaborates with state and local health jurisdictions and other relevant partners to discuss barriers, facilitators, making recommendations for improvement, jointly develop a plan of action to resolve systems issues and improve overall program effectiveness. Monitors quality improvement activities, providing feedback and training to redirect or realign priorities or resources as deemed necessary to achieve objectives.
  • Maintains open communication and works collaboratively with staff and contractors within the Worcester Division of Public Health and its relevant partner organizations to maximize opportunities for disease intervention and to further other mutual goals. Provides documentation in standard reports and participates in regular COVID 19 meetings and other forums, providing updates on program activities, challenges and successes. Collaborates in initiatives to enhance the quality of contact tracing activities and program outcomes.
  • Establishes protocols and procedures for routine administrative functions within assignment areas (e.g., coordinating schedules, tracking time, proper use of MAVEN). Employs best practices in the management of virtual workforces and implements appropriate telework policies/procedures, including provisions for patient confidentiality and data security.
  • Ensures adherence with all requisite trainings and requirements for maintenance of patient confidentiality and collection of information using MAVEN in concordance with local data privacy and confidentiality standards.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
This job involves viewing a CRT or VDT screen 50 to 75 percent of the time. The position may require some travel and occasional participation in off-site meetings as the COVID 19 situation develops. The position requires responding to public health emergencies and at times requires communicating on short notice. The position will require daily use of a computer, telephone or cell phone, and access to a secure internet connection. The position may require working non-standard hours (evenings and weekends).

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Associate degree, with three years of direct work experience conducting case investigation, contact tracing and other communicable disease investigation activities.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university, with two years of direct work experience conducting case investigation, contact tracing and other communicable disease investigation activities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including active listening, emotional intelligence
  • Ability to interact in a non-judgmental manner with culturally diverse populations and persons experiencing a wide range of social conditions
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to use sound judgment in responding to client issues and concerns
  • Ability to compile, analyze and present data for various audiences
  • Ability to read and write in English
  • Ability to adapt to changing environments and give and receive constructive feedback
  • Ability to identify performance challenges and appropriate solutions
  • Ability to use discretion, maintain confidentiality and ethical conduct
  •  Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, establishing and maintaining collaborative professional relationships
  • Strong time management skills (e.g., organization, prioritization, multitasking)
  •  Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Proficiency with use of computers (desktop, laptop, tablet) and mobile devices (smartphones, mobile apps)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in supervising or leading personnel conducting communicable disease investigation, case investigation/contact tracing or carrying out health education, community outreach, linkage to care, or other public health efforts
  • Experience in training, mentoring and coaching
  • Bilingual skills (e.g., Spanish)
  • Experience using MAVEN

To Apply: https://www.cdcfoundation.org/jobs

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 4 months 4 days ago

WIRB-Copernicus Group

IRBNet, based out of Cambridge, MA, is part of the WIRB-Copernicus Group, and is the most widely used research and compliance solution in the industry. Our dynamic team at the Cambridge Innovation Center works closely with hundreds of hospitals, universities, federal and state agencies as they use our web-based software solution to streamline research and ensure ethical treatment of human subjects in critical trials.
 
 As a Support Team Member you will:
Sharpen your project management skills and get a deep dive into university and hospital research teams while working in a dynamic internet company.
Learn a diverse set of skills including customer service, project management, data analysis, product developing, coding and team leadership.
Assist our members to enroll, train and launch new hospital and university members on our easy-to-use software solution.
Manage new member satisfaction by checking in and ensuring an excellent experience.
Handle and triage member inquiries via email and phone in a timely manner.
Create and update member-facing documentation for user training and outreach.
Gain training and experience in writing web-based applications using industry standard tools and programming languages.
Build professional relationships with clients and have a sense of fulfillment knowing you assisted in the process of maintaining ethical standards in the review of new treatments for patients.
Participate in multiple project teams, holding diverse roles and responsibilities.
Work in a fun, lively work environment at the Cambridge Innovation Center, steps away from the red line in the heart of Kendall Square. We offer access to an open kitchen, networking opportunities, training, social events and more!

What we are looking for in a successful team member:
A Bachelor’s degree
Desire to learn new skills that span a wide variety of disciplines
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills to relate to our members and internal team
Ability to work independently while being part of a dynamic team
A curiosity and willingness to learn and take feedback
Team player who is self-initiated to take on different roles/responsibilities and can work well in groups of any size
Ability to problem solve and help identify ways to continuously improve processes to exceed customer needs

Apply:  https://careers.wcgclinical.com/careers/FolderDetail/Support-Team-Member/1714

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 5 months 2 days ago

Healthcare Providers

Assisted Living Centers and Long Term Care Facilities:

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts COVID-19 Long Term Care Facility Staffing Team has created a portal to assist employers in recruiting healthcare workers for healthcare positions at assisted living, long-term care, and COVID-19 acute/post-acute care facilities statewide. We're working with COVID-19 Temporary Care Sites across the Commonwealth to recruit health and human services professionals like you. COVID-19 Temporary Care Sites and some long-term care facilities are set up to support COVID-19 positive patients.

Learn more and apply: www.mass.gov/info-details/apply-for-jobs-at-covid-19-temporary-care-sites

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 5 months 1 week ago

Medical Insurance Enroller

Express Scripts

JOB TITLE: Medical Insurance Enroller
JOB DESCRIPTION:Employee will work as a trusted and knowledgeable representative of Express Scripts at a client’s location for their benefit fair.
As such, employee will be responsible for providing a high level overview of member plans, answering questions according to the training received. Employee will also be responsible for confidently and professionally servicing the members, client and other key relationships of Express Scripts during the event.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Employee must attend an annual training provided by Express Scripts to learn more about the industry, the organization and the role the employee will play when attending the benefit fair
Employee must also attend a 1 (one) hour training with the account team at least 48 hours prior to the client’s benefit fair. During this training, the employee will learn more about the client, the plan, and key talking points to discuss at the event.
Professional attire and demeanor a must
Expected to proactively greet and assist attendees as they visit the booth
Distribute flyers and other product or promotional information
Strong communication skills to professionally and knowledgably interact with people regarding their pharmacy benefit
Employee should be able to confidently speak in front of small groups and have sales ability
Comfortable asking probing questions to identify needs and expectations of people at the fair site
Complete the health fair questionnaire emailed to them after the fair
Previous industry experience with health benefits is preferred, not required

Interested parties should contact: BenefitFairStaffing@express-scripts.com

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 5 months 1 week ago

Project Director

McClean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Project Director Position for a Major CTN study at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
The McLean Hospital Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction is a highly productive clinical research environment that has led and participated in landmark studies in the field. Under the direction of Roger Weiss, M.D., a PI of the New England Consortium Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN), we are currently leading a major multi-site CTN trial focused on treatment of opioid use disorder. We are looking for someone to help direct this and other projects at sites in our area.  The candidate would also work with other investigators here on other clinical research trials in the area of addiction.

Learn more and apply directly: https://cpdd.org/job/project-director-position-for-a-major-ctn-study-at-mclean-hospital-harvard-medical-school

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 5 months 1 week ago

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Foundation

CDC Foundation COVID-19 Corps
Make a difference to the health of your state!  Come join the team working hard to control the spread of coronavirus and re-open America!  The CDC Foundation is recruiting for critical positions related to the COVID-19.

Open positions in all 50 states and U.S. territories can be found or will be posted on our COVID-19 Corps careers page. Jobs vary by state and locality, but include roles for epidemiologists, infection preventionists, informaticians, data analysts, laboratorians, community support specialists, community health program managers, project managers, and more.

Candidates should continue to check the website for new openings and roles as we continue to add jobs daily. Learn more and apply here: https://www.cdcfoundation.org/jobs

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago

UMASS Medical School

The Research Coordinator I is responsible for carrying out multiple complex research protocols.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborate with investigators in the design, development, and documentation of data forms, questionnaires, and other survey materials. Responsible for aspects of the development of research recommendations and the design of research projects. Participate in the grant, manuscript, and Institutional Review Board process. Develop overall research plan for conducting surveys in the community. Conduct in-person or telephonic field research. Monitor selection and randomization process of study participants. Coordinate data collection of study participants, complete case report forms, and develop and maintain spreadsheets. Collect and maintain questionnaires and other data forms from study participants. Perform literature searches and write detailed written summaries of the findings.Collaborate with other project leaders on data presentation, interpretation and writing of scientific reports

Develop and maintain computerized data files for all data to be collected. May assist with budget /operational aspect of grant and contract proposals. Prepare summary reports and ongoing project evaluations for investigators. May help recruit, select, supervise and direct the activities of data collection employees and Research Technicians Conduct quality control check on field data collection system. Collaborate with other research sites to insure consistency between research sites and accuracy of documentation

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, health care, or equivalent experience
1 year of related experience
Experience in using computer-based tools (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
Oral and written communication skills
Excellent organization, analytical, and interpersonal skills required
Ability to travel to off-site locations

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago

UMASS Medical School

The Research Coordinator II is responsible for independently carrying out multiple complex and diverse research initiatives.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide support to projects through implementation of work plans, and preparation of deliverables.  Assist in the documentation of project writing, preparation of material for project meetings and IRB submissions, summary reports, ongoing project evaluations,and coordinate arrangements applicable to assigned projects such as interview arrangements, etc. Administratively responsible for the clinical aspects of patient study subjects and testing. Participate in preparing project-specific data collection efforts including surveys, interviews, focus groups involving patients, state agency personnel and other key informants. Record and analyze pertinent data. Evaluate and update data in relation to protocol. Design and execute protocols and experiments, modify protocols as needed, and may be responsible for own research project.

Oversee development of data collection instruments, survey tools and interview guides, perform and oversee data collection, management and analysis as necessary. Assist in writing the text of scientific publications and grants. Review literature. Assist in design, development and implementation of research endeavors for multiple principal investigators. Assist with the budget/operational aspects of the revenue and expense accounts. Compile expenses for fiscal reports and grant budgets. Assist grant accounting with grant reporting requirements. Responsible for maintaining all regulatory paperwork from study initiation, continuation, and termination (includes application for IRB, informed consents, HIPAA Authorization, etc.). May help recruit, select, supervise and direct the activities of data collection employees, Research Technicians, and Research Coordinators. Comply with all safety and infection control standards appropriate to this position. Responsible for the inventory of research related supplies.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  •     Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or health care field, or equivalent experience
  •     3 years of related experience
  •     Demonstrated knowledge of federal requirements for the conduct of clinical trials
  •     Experience in using computer based tools (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  •     Oral and written communication skills
  •     Excellent organization, analytical, and interpersonal skills required
  •     Ability to travel to off-site locations

Apply: https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/5206/

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago

National Opinion Research Center (NORC)

Contact Tracer for State of Maryland

Are you a self-motivated, people person looking to make meaningful contributions through work that impacts the nation? NORC is hiring interviewers to serve as Contact Tracers for the Maryland COVID Link initiative. These Contact Tracers will play a key role in the state’s effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. This opportunity will allow interviewers to contribute to the fight against the disease while working from home as part of the Contact Tracing Call Team.
Maryland residents are especially encouraged to apply.

TIMING AND HOURS:

Members of the Contact Tracing Call Team will complete a remote training during the week ending May 23, 2020. They will begin calling people referred to NORC as soon as they have completed training.
We believe that we will continue our contact tracing efforts for at least six months. However, the amount of work available and the length of the effort will vary with the course of the pandemic. We will be placing calls seven days a week from 9:00 AM Eastern through 8:00 PM Eastern.Schedules will be set 1-2 weeks in advance but may be altered pending on the number of new COVID-19 diagnoses.

Contact Tracers will work scheduled shifts, with each shift lasting 4-6 hours. We anticipate that most members of the team will work 4-5 shifts during a typical week. Each team member should be prepared to work a mix of morning, midday,  and evening shifts and to work on both weekdays and weekends.Assignments are temporary. The number of hours each Contact Tracer will vary with the number cases available and with each person’s on the job performance.

REQUIREMENTS FOR FIELD INTERVIEWERS:

Present evidence of identity and authorization to work in the United States (I-9 documentation).
Have a working home phone number and broadband internet access at home.

To apply: https://apphired.com/us/job-opening-contact-tracer-norc-at-the-university-of-chicago-2c9e81c3456ced53/

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 5 months 4 weeks ago

CDC Foundation

CDC Foundation is Actively Hiring for their COVID Response Corps

The CDC Foundation is actively hiring for their COVID Response Corps for positions including contact tracers, epidemiologists, nurses, project managers, administrative assistants, and others – in locations around the country. Today there are many job postings on their COVID-19 Corps jobs website, and it is being updated with new opportunities daily. For graduating students of public health with an undergraduate or master level degree this spring, students are encouraged to look at the listing at the end of the job postings for contact tracers nationwide. There are a number of contract tracer positions and as the front line COVID public health workers, these positions provide an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health.

These contact tracer positions will be trained and placed in local health departments to call people diagnosed with COVID-19, gather their contacts, and proceed to call every contact in reference. This is in tandem with community-wide efforts to increase testing, improve communication and implementation of isolation and quarantine. This will fortify efforts to control the pandemic. The contact tracer may use a web-based contact resource management (CRM) platform to document a symptom check, refer them for testing according to established protocols, and provide them with instructions for quarantine. Contact tracers with be trained to follow policies and procedures provided, and comply with Department of Public Health training regarding confidential information related to personal information.The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.

Learn more about specific opportunities available and apply here

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 6 months 1 day ago

Fellowships

Project Horseshoe Farm

Horseshoe Farm offers an intensive (13 month) Community Health Leaders Fellowship, which includes housing and an educational stipend. It is geared toward top recent college graduates from across the country interested in community health and education, non-profit and organizational management, and community service leadership. The competitive Fellowship is a unique opportunity for high levels of responsibility and to help shape community health locally. Its ultimate aim is to prepare citizen service leaders needed for tomorrow's communities. Since 2009, more than 112 graduates have served as Fellows, and the program continues to grow.

The first application deadline is November 15th, 2020. Their website gives a good overview of the programs, and you can find them on Handshake.

Interested students can also reach out to Abby Baker at abby.baker@projecthsf.org with any questions about the program.

Deadline: November 15, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 6 days ago

Volunteers

Hampshire HOPE

Hampshire HOPE, a local coalition addressing opioid overdose and high risk substance use, is looking for people to participate in their Data to Action Workgroup.

Hampshire HOPE is a broad, inclusive coalition of people from all walks of life in Hampshire County: public health professionals, medical and behavioral health providers, police officers, prosecutors, people in recovery, people who use drugs, harm reduction specialists, advocates, allies and family members, elected officials, corrections workers, municipal leaders.

We take a big tent approach to the substance misuse epidemic in our country, inviting a diversity of perspectives in order to change underlying conditions that led to an overdose death crisis in our region.

These key tenets guide our work: dismantle stigma, prevent overdose, promote harm reduction, humanize people who use drugs or are addicted, support recovery, reduce addiction. We believe each of these goals work together on our overarching mission of saving lives. 

What the Data to Action Workgroup aims to accomplish:

  1. Take a deep dive to understand the data, including the meaning behind it, the stories it tells, and determining what's missing.
  2. Consider the ethics around data collection and how data is used, including discussing the potential unintended consequences of our actions.
  3. Recruit members with varied experiences to best shape our conversations.
  4. Inform the policy and practice decisions made by all sectors of our community as it relates to substance use disorder and opioid overdose.

Contact Cherry Sullivan (csullivan@northamptonma.gov) to get involved.

www.HampshireHOPE.org

Deadline: January 1, 2021
Posted: 3 weeks 1 day ago

Internships

Washington University

The Summer Research Program is open to students who seek challenge, research and experience in one of two tracks, along with the opportunity to explore and grow academically in a diverse environment. Students may apply to one or both programs for which they qualify, but may only be accepted into one program.

Public and Global Health Track -- Contact: iphsummer@wustl.edu

Students gain knowledge, conduct real-world practice and research, receive career counseling and build a network of colleagues while collaborating with public and global health faculty, St. Louis community professionals and each other.

  • Work in real world public health practice and research environments, including some international sites

  • Gain exposure to top investigators and diverse research topics

  • Receive career counseling and develop professional interests

  • Build a social network with student peers and faculty

  • Receive a $4,000 stipend

  • Non-WashU students receive a free Metrolink transit pass

  • For students working at an international site, travel to and from St. Louis to the research site will be covered

Aging and Neurological Diseases Track -- Contact: centerforaging@wustl.edu

Through this track, students learn about three neurological conditions and diseases that o en interplay with the aging process: stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia. Participants work in research labs and centers focused on these issues.

  • Exposure to top investigators and diverse research topics.

  • A comprehensive orientation covering both the health-related issues and an introduction to research approaches. This ensures

    all participants have a useful level of background knowledge to supplement their research placement experience.

  • Opportunities to build a social network with student peers, faculty, and sta .

  • A $3,200 stipend

  • Non-WashU students receive a free Metrolink transit pass

 

Applications accepted:

October 16, 2020 – January 8

Program runs:

June 1 – July 30, 2021

Deadline: January 8, 2021
Posted: 3 weeks 5 days ago

The Tandana Foundation

The Tandana Foundation is seeking an intern to assist with health care projects in mountain villages in the Otavalo canton of Ecuador, a region that is rich in natural beauty and cultural diversity. This internship is available year-round, and the minimum time commitment is 9 months.

Position Description:

In this internship, your main responsibility will be to assist patients of all ages from Tandana’s Health Care Volunteer Vacations who need additional care. This will involve contacting them and walking them through the public health system. You will work along side local health care professionals and Tandana staff to set up and accompany patients to all necessary appointments at the rural health centers and the hospitals in Otavalo, Ibarra, or Quito. You will also help prepare for and participate in Tandana's health care volunteer ventures. The preparation will consist of getting paperwork ready, delivering letters to inform the communities, and organizing and taking inventory of medicines and supplies. During the medical volunteer programs, you will be a part of the team traveling to a different rural community each day to provide primary care. You may prepare medications for patients, take vitals, perform simple laboratory tests or fulfill another support role, depending on your skills. Additionally, depending on your availability and interests as well as Tandana's needs, you may participate in other projects such as facilitating a class for the elderly to promote brain development and activity, assisting a local doctor or a midwife, or giving health talks at local schools. Finally, you will serve as a cultural ambassador and a positive representative of The Tandana Foundation. In return, you will be placed with a host family, which will allow countless opportunities to explore the indigenous cultures and subsistence lifestyles of highland Ecuador as well as the natural environment around you. You will also be given all the support you need to succeed in your work and be encouraged to accomplish your personal internship goals.

Requirements:

  • Conversational/Fluent Spanish
  • Experience living in cross-cultural situations, preferably in Latin America
  • Demonstrated interest in a health profession or the field of public health (specific credentials are not necessary)
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a diverse array of people, to solve problems creatively, and to promote a positive experience for all involved
  • Self-motivation, responsibility, and an ability to work independently
  • Minimum age is 21
  • Minimum time commitment is 9 months
  • Completion of Global Ambassadors for Global Safety Course 

Responsibilities:

  • Follow up with patients from Tandana Health Care Volunteer Ventures who need additional care
  • Help prepare for and participate in Tandana's Health Care Volunteer Ventures
  • Engage in other health care projects as needed
  • Represent Tandana in a positive manner to all community members and volunteers and help to build good relationships

Benefits:

  • The opportunity to participate in unique cultural activities and be a part of a dynamic, multi-cultural team
  • Detailed orientation and ongoing support from Tandana's Ecuador Program Manager as well as a mentor
  • Room and board with a local family (homestay)
  • Work expenses including local transportation, cell phone, and consular fees. (Interns pay their own airfare to Ecuador)

How to apply:

Interested parties should send a resume and a cover letter addressing each of the following questions to Aaron DiMartino, Operations Director, at aaron@tandanafoundation.org. Please write "Public Health Internship" in the subject line of the email.

  1. Please describe any experience you have living in Ecuador or in another cross-cultural situation.
  2. What are your strengths and weaknesses as a leader?
  3. Describe an experience that was very challenging for you. How did you deal with the difficulties, and what did you learn from the experience?
  4. What are you passionate about, and how do you express that passion?
  5. What do you think will be most exciting about this internship?
  6. What do you think will be most difficult about this internship?
  7. What are your personal and professional goals for this internship and how can we help you accomplish them? 

Deadline: July 13, 2021
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago

U.S. Government

Are you a student looking for a way to make a real difference in the work of your government, while also gaining job experience and connections? Through the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) program, students can work on projects that advance the work of government on multiple fronts. Projects include helping counter violent extremism, strengthening human rights monitoring, developing virtual programs, engaging in digital communications, mapping, economic and political reporting, data analysis, graphic design, and app building.
No more nine to five! VSFS is accommodating and flexible. Through VSFS, students can intern from wherever they are – from dorm rooms to libraries to coffee shops, or anywhere in the world with a broadband or Internet connection. Students set their own schedules too – working on projects on a timetable that fits their life.

Through VSFS, students can also choose projects from a wide variety of agencies – more than 40 federal agencies. Through VSFS, federal employees connect with students from diverse backgrounds and skills, as well as with their colleagues across government. Each year, federal employees submit project requests between May 1 and June 10. U.S. students apply to their top three VSFS projects from July 1-31 on USAJOBS.gov. VSFS supervisors review applications between August 1-31 and may contact VSFS candidates for a virtual interview. As part of the interview, candidates may be asked to show examples of their expertise and work. All candidates will hear by early September if they have been offered a position.

Selected e-Interns work on their projects for ten hours a week from September through May. Some e-Interns work their academic institutions to receive course credit for their VSFS participation.Learn more and apply

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago

UMASS Student Life

The Peer Health Education program is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. Review this page for useful information and click the link at the bottom to fill out and submit an application.
Applications will be reviewed and potential interns will be contacted for a personal interview.

Facilitate a variety of wellbeing sessions with various departments, student groups, and subpopulations on campus. Initiatives include a wellbeing series that involves co-facilitating sessions for groups (see description of each below). The focus of your work as an intern will be on group facilitation with your peers using various skills (e.g. facilitation, strengths-based, listening, etc.).Building connections: students share strategies they like to use when trying to connect with others, setting a goal for their future social life including first action step, identifying any fears, and identifying resources that can help.
Disrupting negative thoughts: recognizing personal strengths and how they serve them as students, identifying how negative self-talk inhibits them, sharing strategies they use to interrupt negative self-talk, and completing a worksheet that they can use as a tool to disrupt negative thoughts (thoughts fuel emotions), which affect our behavior). Personal and community wellbeing: students define wellbeing for themselves by creating a mind map, PHEs discussing the definitions and model we use, followed by students setting a wellbeing goal for themselves and a first step. Stress management: identifying different types of stress, prevention strategies and coping strategies, followed by a guided imagery. Apply Now!

Requirements
    Available Fridays, 10:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. for both fall and spring semesters
    Available for two weekend day retreats in September from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (dates TBD)
    Two-semester commitment
    9 – 10 hours/week, which includes Friday meetings and retreats
    GPA of 2.5 or higher

Preferred qualifications
    Experience working as a peer educator
    Experience working with diverse groups
    Completion of Education 210 and/or 202 (or equivalent core concepts)
    Completion of Public Health 160
    Experience with group facilitation and/or public speaking
    Working knowledge of wellness dimensions and/or health topics
    Familiarity with social media
    Experience with advocacy work
    Connections to the campus community (e.g. RSO, Residence Life, etc.)

Desirable PHE intern characteristics
   Open-minded   
   Good communicator
   Dedicated
   Self-motivated
   Team player
   Nonjudgmental
   Creative
   Supportive
   Self-aware

Benefits of becoming a PHE intern
   Earn 3 credits each semester
   Gain leadership experience
   Learn about and contribute to the health and well-being of the UMass community
   Become a skilled facilitator
   Build relationships with professional staff

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago

Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts

The Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts (PHIWM) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build measurably healthy communities with equitable opportunities and resources for all. PHIWM is committed to improving the public’s health by fostering innovation, leveraging resources, and building partnerships across sectors, including government agencies, communities, the health care delivery system, media, and academia. Ensuring health equity and challenging institutional racism are core values integrated into PHIWM’s services and initiatives.  Through coalition building, community research and evaluation, and health policy advocacy, PHIWM works with and on behalf of communities that experience health disparities and inequities. Our work includes: use of data, research and evaluation to track and highlight health inequities and foster action in our region; developing and advocating for policy changes that will provide sustainable long lasting impact; building partnerships and coalitions to identify and address those structures and policies that allow for inequities and working with local residents and communities experiencing inequities to ensure meaningful participation in all of our work.
 
Internships: PHIWM is seeking interns for the practicum opportunities listed below. Interns will be required to complete the PHIWM internship application process to be considered for a position.

 
Topic: Springfield Youth Health Survey Initiative The practicum would involve creating materials summarizing results of the 2020 Springfield Youth Health Surveys as part of PHIWM’s effort to disseminate this information to the community. It would include drafting topic-specific data briefs and creating a PowerPoint to visualize the results of the Youth Health Survey and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey administered to 8th, 10th and 12th grade students. 

The Springfield Youth Health Survey Initiative (conducted by the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, Springfield Public Schools, Springfield Department of Health and Human Services, and several community partners) focuses on the administration of youth health surveys every year in Springfield Public Schools to obtain Springfield-specific prevalence estimates of youth health behaviors.  The Springfield Youth Health Survey (YHS) and the Springfield Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) have been administered biennially, alternating years with the Prevention Needs Assessment Survey, since 2015.  The PHIWM leads the implementation of YHS and YRBS, which was last administered in 2019.  The surveys used are versions of those used at the state-level, which are then locally modified to reflect local priorities.  PHIWM makes the data publicly available through frequency reports, summary reports, presentations, and an online data portal on the PHIWM website.  Primary Contact: Keleigh Waldner – kwaldner@publichealthwm.org
 
Topic: 413CARES Online Community Resource Database
 The 413Cares.org is an online community resource database for Western MA.  This project will involve communications and evaluation of the 413Cares.org platform.  This practicum includes the following tasks: 1) work with a user group of frontline workers to gather feedback on key resources; 2)update key resource guides; 3) track data on site utilization and analytics, and 4) support communication to social service agencies, residents, and other users of the website.Primary Contact: Sarita Hudson, shudson@publichealthwwm.org

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago