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Monday, October 20, 2014

SAVE THE DATE! MPH Leadership Day, Saturday October 25th - 10 am to 2:30 pm

Join us for workshops on effective writing and job searching techniques and hear from a local public health leader in the field.

Follow the link below for the agenda.


Please RSVP to Iberzin@luc.edu to reserve your spot!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I-CARE-PATH Poverty Simulation Workshop

What is This? 

During this 3-hour simulation, participants will

role-play the lives of families living in poverty and the many community agencies with which they
must interact. The program is free.

Who Should Attend and Why?

This workshop is geared towards students who
will be working with low-income families on a regular basis - future nurses, doctors, social
workers, teachers healthcare administrators,
just to name a few.

Saturday 10/25/14,  9:00 am to 12:00 noon
St. Eulalia Parish
1851 S. 9th Ave.  Maywood, IL
St. Eulalia is on the corner of 9th Ave. and the south side of the I-290 expressway. Park in church parking lot and go to the Quinn Community Center, door marked “3.”  Program is in the basement.

Tuesday 10/28/2014, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Loyola Lakeshore campus
McCormick Lounge - Coffey Hall
1000 W. Sheridan Rd.  Chicago, IL 60626
Saturday 11/15/2014,  9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Loyola Lakeshore Campus
Rambler Room - Centennial Forum
1125 W. Loyola Ave.  Chicago, IL 60626

Click here for more info.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Position Announcement: Program Director - Chicago

 The Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) is dedicated to improving the health of Chicago’s urban communities through data-driven research, interventions, evaluation, and community engagement. Founded in 2000 as part of the Sinai Health System, SUHI’s mission is grounded in the belief that in order to serve our neighbors well, we need to understand not just the patients who enter our doors but the entire community as well. A major component of the Institute’s work involves examining the impact of social issues, such as poverty, on health, and SUHI is known as a leader in developing and implementing interventions that address disparities across a range of health outcomes.

We are seeking a Program Director to lead all aspects of the Lawndale Diabetes Project.  This community-based intervention employs community health workers to improve health outcomes and access to care in persons with diabetes in North and South Lawndale.  Specific responsibilities include:
Overseeing the full cycle of program implementation, from designing intervention activities to creating and implementing evaluation plans
Managing grant activities, such as fundraising and reporting to funders
Supervising a diverse team, including community health workers, a research assistant, and an epidemiologist
Building and managing relationships with internal Sinai Health System stakeholders and external community-based organizations
Disseminating findings, both in academic contexts such as peer-reviewed journals as well as with community partners via town hall forums

The successful application should possess:

  • A Master’s degree in public health, sociology, social work, or closely related field and at least 4 years of relevant work experience, preferably in a public health or health care setting, OR have a Ph.D. in public health or a closely related field 
  • Extensive experience in program development and management
  • Considerable experience supervising staff in the completion of multiple projects with tight budget and time constraints
  • Experience with grant management and demonstrated success in fundraising activities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to resolve conflict and provide clear direction
  • Strong verbal and written presentation and communication skills for large and diverse audiences
  • Considerable knowledge of statistical methods and of SAS, SPSS and/or other statistical software
  • Considerable skill in analyzing complex epidemiological issues and in recommending disease prevention interventions
  • Demonstrated ability to write articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Some experience working in chronic disease management is desired, but not required.

Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color and women to apply. If interested, please apply at www.healthcaresource.com/sinai/index.cfm.   The position is #1695.  Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as possible.