*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 Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This opportunity will focus on supporting the Healthy Tribes Program partnership with tribes, Urban Indian Organizations and Tribal Epidemiology Centers to develop strategies and partnerships to increase public health capacity and support the implementation and dissemination of best practices and approaches for improving the health and wellness of AI/AN communities.
Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be trained in the following activities:
- Developing culturally tailored public health communications and briefing materials for diverse audiences
- Planning, development and support of virtual learning opportunities to share best practices, successful outcomes and lessons learned from recipients of the Healthy Tribes Program’s cooperative agreements
- Developing new initiatives and supporting collaborations, including manuscript development, that contribute to improvements in public health data and other topics supporting chronic disease prevention in AI/AN populations
- Strategies to address racial misclassification in CDC-held data sets
- Indigenous evaluation data and methods to identify approaches and measures for improving health and wellness in AI/AN populations
- Researching, gathering, compiling, and developing materials to support program strategy, performance, evaluation, and data dissemination related to Agency priorities
- Essential Public Health services, public health core competencies, and workforce development
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 Albuquerque, New Mexico, 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.