Public Health Job Opportunities

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!

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.

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.

Behavioral Health Intern (AMCHP)

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth, and families, including those with special health care needs. AMCHP leads and supports programs nationally to protect and promote the optimal health of women, children, youth, families, and communities. We envision a nation that values and invests in the health and wellbeing of all women, children, youth, families, and communities so that they may thrive.

About the position:
This is a remote, paid internship. This position supports the advancement of maternal and child health (MCH) programs by analyzing implications of health systems transformations that improve birth outcomes and overall well-being of women, children, and families. This position will support the work of AMCHP’s Health Systems Transformation (HST) team by exploring the role of state/territory Title V/MCH programs in advancing mental health and substance use disorder services, addressing emerging issues, and integrating health equity through health transformation. The position reports to the HST team Program Manager. 

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