*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
A research opportunity is available with the Division of Population Health (DPH), within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Across the life span, American Indians and Alaska Natives have higher rates of disease, injury, and premature death than other racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Conflict with the US government and racial discrimination have compromised the culture, traditional lifeways, and wellness of American Indians and Alaska Natives. These challenges and other social determinants of health have contributed to poor health conditions and outcomes for Tribal communities. American Indian and Alaska Native traditions and culture, however, strengthen evidence-based interventions and improve health outcomes. Since 2014, The Healthy Tribes program has worked with American Indian Tribes, Alaska Native villages, Tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) to promote health, prevent disease, and strengthen connections to culture and lifeways that improve health and wellness. The Healthy Tribes program includes a portfolio of three programs that aim to strengthen the public health infrastructure, promote cultural and traditional practices that support health and wellness, and integrate evidence-based chronic disease interventions to improve the health of Tribal communities.
Under the guidance of a mentor and a subject matter expert, the participant will learn how to market and promote the Healthy Tribes program with audiences internal and external to CDC. The fellowship offers the participant practice-based training in the following activities:
- Participating in Healthy Tribes leadership meetings, meetings with recipients, Communities of Practice meetings, and other collaborative endeavors
- Creating a marketing and communications plan to promote the need for, and impact of, Healthy Tribes programs to improve the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives, including Urban Indians
- Researching communications and marketing needs of the Healthy Tribes programs
- Identifying priority audiences, including recipients, other centers and divisions within CDC, external partners, and key leaders
- Identifying appropriate channels of communication to best reach the identified audience, including traditional and social media
- Developing culturally tailored public health communications and briefing materials for diverse audiences
- Developing marketing and communication collateral
- Using data to effectively communicate program needs, outcomes, and impact
- Developing culturally relevant marketing and communication strategies and messages
- Researching and testing marketing and communication strategies and messages
- Collaborating with Healthy Tribes leadership and participants to identify effective messages
- Creating a timeline for marketing and communication strategies
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: Summer 2021; start date is flexible
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment can be up to one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.
If you have questions, send an email to ORISE.CDC.NCCDPHP@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.