*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
HHS Office and Location: A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) located in Washington, DC.
Research Project: This project focuses on the implementation of the Healthy People initiative. HHS launched the fifth and current iteration of the initiative, Healthy People 2030, in August 2020, followed later by the release of two additional elements of Healthy People 2030, the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) and the Overall Health and Well-being Measures (OHMs).
In collaboration with the Community Strategies Division (CSD), participant activities may include:
- Supporting activities to implement Healthy People 2030, including designing and executing implementation efforts, and supporting stakeholder outreach and partnership development. Examples of such activities include participating in regional meetings, participating in webinars/workshops in collaboration with stakeholders, and supporting formative research activities (e.g., in-depth interviews, survey design, and focus group facilitation)
- Collaborating with the federal subject matter experts to manage Healthy People 2030 objectives, LHIs, and OHMs across HHS and other federal agencies
- Collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics on the production, analysis, and deployment of data for Healthy People 2030
- Synthesizing, analyzing, and reporting of public comments on the Healthy People 2030 objectives
- Contributing to the strategic vision, management, and ongoing enhancement of the Healthy People microsite, including production of Web content
- Reviewing Web content for the Healthy People microsite and health.gov as needed as part of the release of new features and promotion of upcoming events
- Reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting national disease prevention and health promotion data to inform and support health policy recommendations
- Engaging in the Healthy People Federal Interagency Workgroup and Healthy People topic area workgroups
- Engaging with ODPHP representatives on HHS-wide interagency workgroups
- Drafting and producing briefing materials, slides and talking points for OASH leadership and senior HHS leadership, and attending briefings
- Responding to inquiries and correspondence from the members of the public and stakeholders regarding the Healthy People initiative
- Assisting with conducting issue-specific analyses and writing time-sensitive briefs
- Assisting with developing presentations (including PowerPoint slides and talking points) to support Healthy People 2030 outreach and implementation efforts and delivering presentations at national meetings and conferences
- Supporting Healthy People 2030 communication and outreach efforts, including but not limited to, developing and reviewing social media content, developing content for the ODPHP editorial calendar, and drafting Healthy People 2030 blog content
Learning Objectives: Throughout the course of this opportunity, the participant will learn about all aspects of Healthy People, including management and implementation of the objectives, LHIs and OHMs. The participant also may have an opportunity to learn about and contribute to other CSD priorities relevant to Healthy People 2030, such as Healthy Aging, Social Determinants of Health, and Health Equity/Health Disparities.
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Carter Blakey (email@example.com). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: September 1, 2021. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.
Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of HHS and is contingent on the availability of funds.
Level of Participation: The appointment can be full-time or part-time, depending on the candidate’s availability.
Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.
Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens only.
ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and HHS. Participants do not become employees of HHS, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.
Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email HHSrpp@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.