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Thursday, January 22, 2015

US-Mexico Border Experience

Available to LUC MPH students!

US-Mexico Border Electives 2015-2016
University of Texas Health Sciences Campus San Antonio (Harlingen Campus)

The University of Texas Health Sciences Campus San Antonio in Harlingen, Texas offers two comprehensive and quite competitive electives to educate students around the complexity of factors which contribute to and result from the realities of health and justice at the U.S.-Mexico Border.

Please explore these opportunities and apply EARLY if you are interested in participating.

Process:
-          Visit the websites (listed below) for a more thorough description of each elective
-          Please inform CCGH of your interest, even before you apply
-          Contact the organization (and copy CCGH) to express interest and inquire about the specific application process required by the particular elective in which you are interested (be sure to include that you are a Loyola University Chicago SSOM student) **for STEER, include completed application with initial email (attached)
-          M4 students apply through VSAS, but the aforementioned steps precede formal application through VSAS

Community for Children

Offered through the Department of Pediatrics, this 4-week project-based elective introduces students to the struggles of children in border towns, specifically with regard to poverty, social inequity, and migration. In addition to experiential learning, this elective encourages the participant to engage in action and reflection exercises around compassion, social justice, and advocacy.

There are two opportunities to participate in Community for Children in the coming academic year:
  • September 28-October 23, 2015
  • February 1-February 26, 2016

Contact: Ginny McCarthy at the Loyola Center for Community & Global Health, vmccarthy@luc.edu, 708-216-0849

STEER PROGRAM (South Texas Environmental Education and Research)
This 4-week elective is offered through the Department of Family and Community Medicine and consists of an interprofessional group of trainees from a variety of health-related professions. The express purpose of this elective is to unite medicine and public health at the intersection of theory and practice through introduction to the realities of health and justice at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The STEER rotation dates are as follows:

•           August (Aug 3 – Aug 28, 2015)
•           September/October (Sept 28 – October 23, 2015)     
•           February (Feb 1 – Feb 26, 2016)
•           May/June (May 23 – June 20, 2016)  


Friday, January 16, 2015

Grant analyst position - Cook County


GRANT ANALYST – PREVENTION SERVICES UNIT – DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH – GRANT FUNDED POSITION

Job Number: 00116977

PID: 1500019

Job Posting

Jan 9, 2015, 2:34:42 PM

Closing Date

Jan 23, 2015, 11:59:00 PM Full-time

Posting Salary: COMPETITIVE SALARY

Organization: Health and Hospital Systems



JOB SUMMARY
In alignment with the vision and mission of the CCDPH Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Unit and under direct supervision of the Unit’s Project Director for the Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) grant, this position will be responsible for administrative management of PICH, a three-year initiative supporting implementation of interventions leading to policy, systems and environmental changes addressing the leading risk factors associated with chronic disease. This position will specifically support a performance management system, execute and manage all subcontracts, work with partner agencies to ensure fiscal and programmatic compliance, review budgets and vouchers, and work collaboratively with CCDPH and the PICH Program Team to ensure overall
programmatic success.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
·         Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Administration or other related field is required. (Original transcripts must be presented at time of interview).
·         Minimum of three (3) years’ practical work experience with program management and, grants and contract management and performance management, and monitoring and reporting is required.
·         Ability to travel locally (light to moderate) with a reliable means of transportation is required. (Proof of valid driver’s license must be presented at time of interview).
·         Must obtain ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800 certifications within six (6) months of employment is required.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
·         Knowledge and understanding of principles for public health practice, including, but not limited to, program and policy planning, implementation, and evaluation, and laws, principles, rules and policies relating to federally funded grants and contracts.
·         Ability to develop and implement systems to support performance management and administrative oversight (e.g., grant and contract management).
·         Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, exhibit sound decision-making skills, have strong verbal and written communication skills, and be able to operate both with minimal supervision, as well as within a team setting in a fast-paced, deadline drive environment.
·         Proficient in using Microsoft Office programs, particularly database and spreadsheet software.
·         Expertise in grants management with program development, implementation and evaluation experience.
Benefits Package
·         Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
·         Basic Term Life Insurance
·         Pension Plan
·         Deferred Compensation Program
·         Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
·         You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link: http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Degrees and transcripts from non-U.S. accredited institutions must be translated and certified to the US equivalent academic credentials by a recognized US education interpreter service.
EMPLOYER


PROGRAM COORDINATOR - COOK COUNTY

PROGRAM COORDINATOR – COMMUNITY HEALTH – PREVENTION SERVICES UNIT - DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH – GRANT FUNDED POSITION

Job Number: 00116995 
PID: 1500017
Job Posting:  Jan 14, 2015, 1:11:00 PM   
Closing Date:  Jan 28, 2015, 11:59:00 PM
Full-time:  A.M.   P.M.
Posting Salary:  COMPETITIVE SALARY
Organization:  Health and Hospital Systems 



JOB SUMMARY

In alignment with the vision and mission of the CCDPH Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Unit and under direct supervision of the Unit’s Project Director for the Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) grant, this position will be responsible for working with the agency’s Alliance for Healthy and Active Communities (AHAC) and other partners to ensure effective implementation and evaluation of interventions under PICH aimed to strengthen community health in suburban Cook County, Illinois by advancing smoke-free multi-unit housing, healthy corner store conversions, active transportation plans and policies, and enhanced clinical-community linkages. This includes, but is not limited to, conducting outreach and education and providing technical assistance to participating community entities in coordination with partners/subcontractors; creating content and/or materials to support communication strategies and efforts; facilitating AHAC Action Teams to promote communication, coordination and accountability; overseeing program activities of designated subcontractors; and supporting evaluation activities. PICH is a three-year initiative supporting implementation of interventions leading to policy, systems and environmental changes addressing the leading risk factors associated with chronic disease.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

·         Master’s Degree in Public Health, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration or other related field is required. (Original transcripts must be presented at time of interview).
·         Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in program leadership and management in the area(s) of community health, health promotion, community design/urban planning, policy development and implementation, or healthcare systems development is required.
·         Ability to travel locally (moderately to heavy) with a reliable means of transportation is required. (Proof of valid driver’s license must be presented at time of interview).
·         Must obtain ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800 certifications within six (6) months of employment is required.


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience with applying health promotion theory and/or with advancing policy, systems and environmental change, using evidence-based or best practice strategies.
  • Management including areas of program planning and evaluation, as well as grant management.
  • Understanding of principles of health communication, including social marketing and determinants of community health and how to build local capacity.
  • The ability to plan, coordinate and manage with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to cultivate and manage key relationships/stakeholders, as well as lead and facilitate group process.
  • Ability to effectively work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills and experience with diverse communities and outreach.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to work in the evenings or weekends, as needed.
Benefits Package
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Basic Term Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Deferred Compensation Program
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
  • You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)  
For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link: http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/


MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.

COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

 Degrees and transcripts from non-U.S. accredited institutions must be translated and certified to the US equivalent academic credentials by a recognized US education interpreter service.