Public Health Job Opportunities

PT Anti-Trafficking Coordinator

CHI Health is seeking a part time Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, currently at 24hrs/wk, with potential to increase hours in the future. This could be a great fit for an MPH student or recent grad, as CHI’s seeks to implement and evaluate a system approach to violence prevention and human trafficking response. This role will work with new and established hospital- based human trafficking task forces in Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island and Kearney, within minimal, but some local travel expected.

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Community Health Project Coordinator

Children’s is searching for a Community Health Project Coordinator who will coordinate community projects and partnerships for identified social determinants of health (SDOH) described in the Implementation Strategy Plan (ISP). The Community Health Project Coordinator will inform and implement health equity strategies to develop efforts to meet the needs of underrepresented children and families.  Coordination includes the exploration of emerging and best practices to strengthen supports for families, convening of internal and external partners, facilitating collaborative decision-making among stakeholders, and bringing forward data to inform community efforts. Once key gaps are identified and/or barriers defined, the position will work with internal and external stakeholders to implement interventions focused on prevention, early identification, and community partnerships.  This position will also assist with community benefit tracking and reporting related to the ISP, in coordination with the Community Benefit Manager. This position will report to the Director of Community Health & Advocacy and guide the organization’s community health SDOH initiatives & partnerships, addressing health equity.

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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]

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!

WIC Nutritionist

Charles Drew Health Center, Inc is seeking a WIC Nutritionist.

POSITION SUMMARY: The WIC Nutritionist is responsible for serving WIC participants through assessment of nutritional status, assigning appropriate WIC food packages, and providing participant-centered nutrition education and counseling. The WIC nutritionist promotes and supports breastfeeding and provides referrals to other medical and community resources.

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