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Institute for Wisconsin's Health Inc.: Public Health Data Specialist

  • Feb 13
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Available (DATES): January 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015 (and potentially beyond). This position is dependent upon funding sources that may increase or decrease over time.

Position Summary:
The Public Health Data Specialist will be part of the Data Platform Pilot Project, assisting the IWHI Executive Director and Manager, the DP3 Advisory Team and project leads affiliated with Community       Commons in leading project activities specific to training of state, local and tribal health department teams in the use of Community Commons Hub to enhance public health practice. This position requires proven ability to access, analyze and effectively communicate public health data using state of the art data visualization tools – and importantly, the ability to teach adult learners those same skills in person and remotely using a variety of techniques.
Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and at least two years experience working in a public health department or public health organization. An advanced degree in public health, business, public administration, informatics, epidemiology, or similar field is desirable. Excellent communication skills and a high degree of professionalism are required for this position, as the Public Health   Data Specialist is a key contact with project partners in Wisconsin and beyond. The candidate should be able to provide examples of previous successful data analysis, interpretation, communication and training work.
Reports to: Executive Director and Manager on regular basis.
The Public Health Data Specialist will be evaluated using four approaches: 1) written self-­‐ evaluation as requested; 2) review by the Executive Director; 3) annual dialog/portfolio review with the Data Platform Advisory Team; 4) feedback from project customers, i.e. Wisconsin Division of Public Health and Local and Tribal Health Department project partners via pre determined evaluation methods.
The Public Health Data Specialist will work primarily from the IWHI Madison office. Travel will be required for programmatic responsibilities. Work from a home office or alternate location may be negotiated as needed.
General Responsibilities:
Project specific responsibilities include but are not limited to serving as the primary specialist and trainer for the Data Platform Project from January 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015 and beyond if additional funds are secured.
This will be a 0.4 to 0.5 FTE hourly position with competitive compensation based on qualifications and experience. A vendor contract will also be considered.
The Institute for Wisconsin’s Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Provide a letter of interest and resume’ to before 5 PM central time on February 27, 2015.

The Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment: Finance Assistant

  • Feb 10
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:
The Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment (CFPHE), a non-profit organization, is seeking an energetic, detailed, and enthusiastic individual who appreciates a flexible work environment-with opportunity for growth-to fill a newly created finance position. This position, Finance Assistant, is currently a part time position, with opportunity to increase these hours for the right person. 

This position will be responsible for accounts payable, invoice processing, accounts receivable billing, data entry, records maintenance, and assisting the Finance Director with financial reporting.
The ideal candidate will have an associates or bachelor’s degree in accounting, and a minimum of two years’ experience in bookkeeping or general accounting. Experience in the non-profit sector is a plus. Also, experience with Federal Grant Financial management and knowledge of QuickBooks and/or Abila MIP fund accounting is a plus. For a full job description, please click here.
Hiring salary range for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. Position is located in Denver, Colorado.
To Apply:
Only electronic submissions are accepted. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references to: Susan Perrigo, Finance Director, at .
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by February 20, 2015. Those who do not apply by February 20, 2015 may or may not be considered.

National Network of Public Health Institutes: Senior Manager, Performance Improvement Initiatives

  • Jan 9
  • Posted By: kdabdoub

Position Summary:
NNPHI is seeking an experienced professional to serve as the Senior Manager for Performance Improvement Initiatives. The Senior Manager will collaborate with NNPHI staff, members, national funders and partners to advance a performance improvement agenda that aligns with the organization’s mission. The successful candidate will also support capacity building within NNPHI, across its membership, and in support of health system partners across the country, including governmental public health agencies, hospitals and non-profit organizations. This position will be based in either NNPHI’s Washington, DC or New Orleans offices. Applicants should indicate preference of location in their application documentation. This position requires frequent travel of approximately 20%.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to the development of an agenda for NNPHI’s performance improvement initiatives, including the support of state, local, tribal, and territorial health departments preparing to apply for accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). 
  • Develop proposals to support priorities identified in the Performance Improvement agenda.
  • Facilitate the development, design, implementation and evaluation of programs and special projects.  Includes developing and managing budgets and project resources.
  • Develop and provide leadership to high-performing, multi-disciplinary teams that engage staff, members, and contractors to achieve project/program goals.  
  • Collaborate with team members and stakeholders to document and share lessons learned both internally and externally.
  • Contribute to the integration of performance improvement strategies and processes in NNPHI operations and program activities.
  • In collaboration with Convening Team, lead the design and implementation of national meetings/trainings that reach up to 300 public health practitioners engaged in performance improvement and preparing for accreditation (currently 3 meetings per year).
  • Collaborate with the NNPHI Member Services staff to facilitate the engagement of NNPHI members in performance improvement programs sponsored by NNPHI. 
  • Facilitate national advisory boards and collaboratives among members, funders, and national partners engaged in advancing performance improvement in health. 
  • Strong experience supporting coalitions, boards, and other similar groups
  • Comfort with facilitating planning and strategic thinking processes, including collaborative decision-making processes
  • Demonstrated experience with concepts and skills related to performance and quality improvement in health
  • Familiarity with the governmental public health system
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively on a team and with diverse partners
  • Experience in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment: Flexibility with an ability to maneuver effectively in the face of uncertainty and transition
  • Creativity and ability to leverage data and discover potential opportunities for growth and innovation
  • Master’s degree in related field and at least seven years of related and progressively more responsible postgraduate experience
  • Success mentoring and supervising  staff and contractors
1. Salary range of $65,000-$80,000, commensurate with education, locality, and experience.
2.  A highly competitive benefits package is offered to all NNPHI staff.
To Apply:
Please send CV, cover letter, salary requirement and three professional references to:
Subject line: Attn: Senior Manager for Performance Improvement in Public Health
Equal Opportunity Employer

UWPHI County Health Rankings & Roadmaps: Community Health Improvement Specialist

  • Dec 22 '14
  • Posted By: kdabdoub

Position Summary:

Do you know that where we live, learn, work, and play matters to our health? Do you enjoy working with communities? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join a top-quality team of professionals working county by county to build a Culture of Health! 

Serving as a key member of the nationally known County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) team, a collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at the University of WI Population Health Institute, the Community Health Improvement Specialist will work with the Deputy Director, RWJF Culture of Health Prize, partners, and communities, to serve as a project manager of this growing annual competition, and enhance programmatic efforts of the Prize competition and the Roadmaps to Health Action Center.  We welcome your exceptional detail orientation, above average writing skills, and experience working with communities. 
Located in Madison, WI – a city consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable communities – this full-time position offers great benefits provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This position requires a Master’s degree with a preferred emphasis in public health, philanthropy, social sciences, public policy, communications, strategic planning, or organizational development field. Related project management experience, including an emphasis on managing competitive processes with a national or regional program, preferred. Travel throughout the U.S. is required in this position.  Don’t miss an opportunity to join a national movement striving toward a Culture of Health!
To Apply:
Go here for formal position and to apply. The position will be open until filled.

UWPHI: PHS Prof/Assoc Prof (CHS) & PHI Director of Evaluation Research Group

  • Nov 12 '14
  • Posted By: bdedecker

The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute is seeking a CHS faculty member with expertise in program planning and evaluation, evaluation research, and/or dissemination and implementation research. He/she would be expected to lead and develop a program in evaluation and evaluation research, with special emphasis in evaluation of obesity prevention and intervention initiatives and strategies.

For full information, please reference the full job description here.


Position Summary:

The candidate's role will be to evaluate the Wisconsin Partnership Program's Obesity Prevention Initiative. This initiative is a signature component of the Partnership Program's new five-year plan and involved a multi-million dollar investment in obesity prevention, intervention, and research. He/she would be expected to lead and develop a program in evaluation and evaluation research, with special emphasis in evaluation of obesity prevention and intervention initiatives and strategies.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will demonstrate a minimum of 5-7 years of expertise in applied program planning and evaluation and evaluation research, including dissemination and implementation research, in one or more of the following fields: obesity prevention and intervention; public health; community-based participatory research; maternal and child health; health care quality improvement; substance abuse and mental health; school-based health; correctional health; or other related health-improvement areas. Candidates should have demonstrated experience and leadership skills required to expand a service-oriented program in program planning and evaluation, and demonstrated ability to balance clinical and applied activities with scholarship. Candidates must also have a history of extramural funding, including federal and foundation-sponsored grants programs. Candidates must meet criteria for appointment and promotion on the CHS track per UW School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines.

Primary Responsibilities:

The candidate would lead the evaluation of the overall initiative and its core components:

(1) The Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Network; 

(2) A pilot multi-setting community intervention study in two Wisconsin counties; 

(3) A statewide childhood obesity surveillance system; and

(4) Outreach and community engagement activities that include state and local level public messaging and dissemination of evidence-based solutions to obesity.

Community/Clinical Practice: The candidate will also have a community/clinical practice, with an initial focus on leading the evaluation of the Wisconsin Partnership Program's Obesity Prevention Initiative.

UW Population Health Institute Evaluation Research Program Faculty Director: The candidate will devote effort to faculty leadership of the Evaluation Research Group of the UW Population Health Institute. The Evaluation Research Group conducts program evaluation and evaluation research in many areas of public and population health as noted above. The work of this group of professional evaluators uses a broad range of methods, from qualitative and descriptive techniques to complex experimental and quasi-experimental trials. As faculty director, the candidate will be expected to maintain and build collaborative partnerships with other University of Wisconsin researchers and evaluation sponsors, including the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the collaborative Center for Health Equity, the Wisconsin Partnership Program, and other UWSMPH departments and health sciences schools on campus. The candidate will also maintain and cultivate relationships with partners outside the UW, including community organizations, tribal governments and programs, representatives of the healthcare industry, and governmental organizations.

The successful candidate will further develop this successful and long-standing program, ensuring continued availability of high quality evaluation services, evaluation research, and dissemination and implementation research studies.

Teaching: He/she will contribute to the teaching program in the Department of Population Health Sciences and School of Medicine and Public Health, including courses and other modes of instruction for public health, graduate, and medical students, as well as health care professionals at the UW.

University and community service will be expected as appropriate.

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

The ideal candidate will have experience and expertise conducting program evaluation and evaluation research studies, including population-based strategies intended to assess and improve the health of entire populations, including but not limited to the efforts of community based organizations, the health care system, the governmental public health system, education, business, and other sectors.


$85,000 minimum annual depending on qualifications. This is a renewable appointment.


Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #80316 to:

F. Javier Nieto, MD, PhD

Department of Population Health Sciences

707 WARF

610 Walnut Street

Madison, WI 53726

Phone: 608-265-0516


Health Impact Project: Director

  • Sep 16 '14
  • Posted By: kdabdoub
The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, is a national initiative designed to promote and support the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) as a decision-making tool. The project works with government agencies and policymakers to help them implement HIAs; partners with foundations to fund HIAs; provides training and technical assistance; conducts research and policy analysis to support the field; and convenes the National HIA Meeting. The project also partners with foundations to guide and support regional HIA initiatives and collaborates with government agencies and nonprofits around the United States to find practical ways to build health into decisions.
Position Overview: 
The Director will lead all aspects of strategy and implementation of the Health Impact Project, a national initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts that promotes and supports the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) as a tool for evidence-based policymaking to improve the public’s health.  Many decisions made outside the health sector—in transportation, education, housing, social and economic policy, natural resource development regulation, and others—have implications for Americans’ health that often go unrecognized in the policy making process. To address this problem, the Health Impact Project seeks to increase the routine use of HIAs and related tools in decisions made outside the health sector. The project funds HIA demonstration projects around the U.S.; collaborates with a range of public agencies and organizations at the local, state, tribal, and federal level to advance health-informed public policy; conducts HIAs; and develops relevant research, guidance, and reports and communications materials. The position, based in Pew’s Washington, DC office will report to the Vice President for Fiscal and Economic Policy. It is expected that this position is for an initial term through January 31, 2017, with the possibility of an extension pending the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support. For more information and to view the responsibilities and requirements, please view the full job description.  
To Apply:
Interested applicants should send a resume and a cover letter to Andrew P. Zalman at . Visit Careers@Pew for information and to apply through the online job application. 

Health Policy Institute of Ohio: Health Data and Policy Analyst

  • Jul 30 '14
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio, a Columbus-based nonprofit organization, seeks a
full-time health data and policy analyst. More information about HPIO can be found at
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Experience with health data, policy, research, analysis, and project management
  • Excellent writing skills, including an ability to identify and review data and material from a number of sources, then synthesize and summarize that information in a succinct, compelling manner
  • Well-developed verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in the use of technology and PC applications, especially Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Experience working well with a team
  • Strong multi-tasking ability and attention to detail
  • Prior experience with SPSS, SAS, or other statistical analysis programs
  • Candidates for the health data and policy assistant position should have at minimum abachelor’s degree in a relevant field, with an advanced degree preferred. 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Assist policy team with research and analysis, with emphasis on data management including data extraction, entry, analysis and reporting
  • Assist in the management of survey activity, key informant interviews, and convened focus groups
  • Develop and maintain current knowledge of state and federal health data sources and policy issues
  • Assist with writing policy briefs, reports, etc.
  • Create charts, graphs and other tools to assist with understanding of data
  • Assist with proposal writing and grant reporting
  • Cultivate collaborative relationships with stakeholders, including policy makers
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in the range of $45,000-$60,000.
Benefits include health insurance and retirement benefits.
How to Apply:
Please submit a letter of application with a curriculum vitae/resume to President, Health
Policy Institute of Ohio, 37 W. Broad Street, Suite 350, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
HPIO is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials: Senior Director, Environmental Health

  • Jul 29 '14
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:

The Senior Director for Environmental Health reports to the Chief Program Officer for Public Health Practice and assists the members, the ASTHO Executive and Senior Management Teams and designated partners in safeguarding the community from health threats which are environmental in nature.  This leadership position requires the Senior Director to understand essential environmental health programs in state health agencies and the role these programs play in protecting the public’s health.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in public health, environmental health or public policy is preferred.
  • Five years prior related experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience with environmental health policy and practice issues, preferably at the state level.
  • Experienced in project management, budgeting, strategic planning, and written and oral communication.
  • State agency, association, or other experience representing a membership-based organization is a plus.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Directs a program designed to address certain environmental health policy and program needs of State and Territorial Health Officials and their environmental health program staff consistent with the association’s strategic priorities and objectives.
  • The administration of program services and activities called for under key federally-funded cooperative agreements and contracts in area of Environmental Health
  • Directs the Environmental Health staff and provides staff support to the Environmental Health Policy Committee.
  • Primary responsibility for one or more projects associated with multiple cooperative agreements.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Leading a team of public health professionals with responsibility for ASTHO’s environmental health policy activities.
  • Writing cooperative agreements, including developing activities for proposals.
  • Proposing project initiatives related to policy priority areas to ASTHO senior staff and appropriate committees.
  • Seeking new and diversified funding for ASTHO’s ongoing environmental health activities.
  • Overseeing and supporting the development of the State Environmental Health Directors group.
  • Providing oversight, staff support, and consultative assistance to the Environmental Health Policy Committee and other relevant ASTHO committees, taskforces, and work groups as required for the express purpose of indentifying and addressing priority strategic, tactical and operational environmental health-related matters of timely interest to our members.
  • Developing and analyzing public health and environmental policy in concert with the Policy and Executive Committees and identifying emerging environmental health issues relevant to state health agencies.
  • Contributing to members’ development of environmental health capacity and infrastructure in state public health agencies.
  • Fostering collaborative relationships with representatives of state, federal, and local agencies, national public health organizations, ASTHO affiliates, and other organizations
  • Representing ASTHO at national meetings and conferences, as well as with relevant individuals, consistent with approved ASTHO positions and policy statements.
  • Tracking and analyzing state and federal legislation related to environmental health.
  • Providing fiscal oversight for cooperative agreement budgets.
  • Functioning effectively in a team environment.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understanding of public health functions, systems and infrastructure.
  • Understanding of environmental health functions, systems and infrastructure.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative networks.
  • Ability to direct, manage and evaluate work of subordinate staff, as required by theChief Program Officer.
  • Ability to manage and develop multiple projects independently and in a team environment, and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to analyze state health-based environmental health programs for innovative practices and translate these into synthesized products and outcomes for members, affiliates, and partners.
  • Ability to travel within service area.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with members, management, coworkers, state and local officials, representatives from Capitol Hill, and the general public.

For more information, visit Association of State and Territorial Health Official's website.  Click here to access the full job description.

How to Apply:
Submit resume and cover letter to
Senior Director, Human Resources
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450
Arlington, VA 22202
FAX: 571 527 3189

Louisiana Public Health Institute: Several Positions Available

  • Dec 12 '12
  • Posted By: kdabdoub

Please visit Louisiana Public Health Institute’s website to view available career opportunities and for information on how to apply. 


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