Public Health Job Opportunities

Health Equity Initiatives Coordinator

Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department is seeking a full-time staff person for professional public health administrative work coordinating health equity initiatives.

Work involves the responsibility for initiatives related to department and community priorities, specifically addressing health disparities among racial and ethnic minority and underserved populations. Work includes assisting with planning, developing, and coordinating local health equity, environmental justice, and minority health initiatives for department programs and community outreach. Work requires interacting with Department leadership and external partners from both public and private sectors. The position works to improve cultural competency and strengthen efforts addressing health disparities in the community.

Position posting online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lincolnne [r20.rs6.net]

Help Me Grow Nebraska, Graduate Assistantship Opportunity

Project overview: Help Me Grow is a comprehensive, population-level, evidence-based approach design to address gaps in early childhood systems of support. The primary goal of HMG-Nebraska is to build local infrastructure to focus on increasing quality, availability, and families’ access to excellent early learning programs, and expand supports and resources for child growth and development. Specifically, the UNL team is leading data collection and analysis for the project implementation and evaluation.
 

The student will assist with: field data collection using interview, focus group, and survey; analyzing the qualitative data using qualitative research tools (e.g., NVivo, MAXQDA); managing and analyzing quantitative data; disseminating evaluation findings; communicating with stakeholders; participating in meetings. We are looking for individuals with strong organizational skills, attention to detail, communication skills, and willingness to take leadership roles. Preference will be given to students with/interest in public-health background, minority health-disparities, early childhood, and family-community engagement, and working knowledge and skills in basic to moderate quantitative method.

For questions and applications, please contact Dr. Lorey Wheeler, at lorey@unl.edu.

August 2022 Start, through end of academic year.

Requirements: Experience with designing and executing research/evaluation using qualitative and/or quantitative methods.

Department: Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools

HRSA Opportunities for new graduates

HRSA is announcing multiple positions within the HRSA Scholars Program, the HRSA Health Equity Fellowship Program, and Recent Graduate opportunities within HRSA bureaus and offices.

HRSA administers and manages both the HRSA Scholars Program and the HRSA Health Equity Fellowship Program as a cohort. There are a limited number of slots within each of these programs, but HRSA may also appoint applicants to Recent Graduate positions throughout the organization.

All three opportunities are one-year developmental programs for early-career professionals. Participants will grow, train, and prepare for a potential career in the federal government. All program participants will receive 40 hours of formal training, an individual development plan, and a mentor.

Upon successful completion of the Program requirements and acceptable performance evaluations, HRSA may convert participants of any Recent Graduate program to permanent positions and promote them to the next appropriate grade level.

The HRSA Scholars Program enhances HRSA’s ability to recruit, hire, develop, and retain high-quality individuals for entry-level professional positions. The cornerstone of the Scholars Program is a structured, individualized, 12-month development program during which participants rotate through HRSA’s bureaus and offices. HRSA Scholars will attend trainings as a group and will focus on specific public health programs. HRSA hires Scholars to a “home office,” but Scholars also rotate to different offices during their one-year appointment.

HRSA Health Equity Fellows also complete their 12-month program together as a cohort. The Fellows will follow a structured training curriculum, and will work alongside HRSA leaders to support projects that address health disparities and achieve healthy outcomes across the country.

Anyone who is interested should apply through this Recent Graduate announcement. HRSA will assess applicants based on the qualifications outlined below. If contacted for an interview, HRSA will tell applicants which opportunity they are being interviewed for (i.e. HRSA Scholars, HRSA Health Equity Fellows, or HRSA Recent Graduate Public Health Analyst).

NOTE: we have had COPH Graduates participate in these programs, and had great experiences!

CSTE Summer Public Health Law Internship

For more than seven decades, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have worked together in partnership to improve the public’s health by supporting the efforts of epidemiologists working at the state and local level by promoting the effective use of epidemiologic data to guide public health practice and improve health. CSTE and its members represent two of the four basic components of public health – epidemiology and surveillance. CSTE, as a member-based organization, represents the interests of applied public health epidemiologists working in state, local, tribal, and territorial settings to improve the public’s health through effective epidemiology and surveillance. More information can be found at www.cste.org [cste.org].

CSTE is currently recruiting for their Summer 2022 Public Health Law Internship Opportunity.  This is a paid (up to $20.00/hour) opportunity for a current law student or recent law school graduate interested in public health law.  The intern will work directly under the supervision of CSTE’s Public Health Attorney, and will be responsible for supporting a variety of CSTE’s Public Health Law portfolio development and training activities. Students can find more information and apply here [workforcenow.adp.com], or submit a resume, short writing sample, AND a cover letter explaining their interest in public health law, highlight relevant experience, and relevant coursework (e.g. public health law, health law, administrative law, and research and writing)  and expertise they have to hr@cste.org and include “Public Health Law Intern” in the subject line.

Research Assistant

Description:Baby’s First Years seeks two research assistants for the first randomized control trial of poverty reduction in early childhood in the US. These positions are primarily data collection positions, and will include scheduling and collecting data from families of 4-year-olds, including standardized assessments of children’s cognitive development, measures of child brain activity (EEG/ERP), maternal and children’s hair cortisol, epigenetics, maternal executive functioning, and survey administration. Individuals who are members of the local communities will be strongly considered.

Full Job Description: https://www.babysfirstyears.com/research-assistant-position

To apply:

​Please send a CV and cover letter to info@babysfirstyears.com. Please indicate in the message if you have a preferred site or limited flexibility on the location of the position.