(ODPHP) Community Strategies Fellow-Due Oct 29


The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) with
support from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
(ODPHP) seeks applications for the position of Community Strategies
 ODPHP seeks one fellow with training in public health to play a major
role in its Healthy People activities. The fellow will primarily work
on Healthy People 2020 implementation activities. The primary
responsibilities of the fellow are as follows:

Develop and coordinate activities of the Healthy People Consortium,
including meeting planning with potential partner organizations
Assist with organizing meetings of the Federal Interagency Workgroup
on Healthy People 2020 and its subgroups
Assist with organizing meetings of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee
on National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020
and its subgroups
Assist in developing strategies for implementing the Healthy People
2020 goals and objectives at the Federal, state and local levels
Serve as the ODPHP liaison to various topic areas within Healthy
People 2020

 Additional duties as needed:

Support ODPHP’s Community Strategies team in promotion and integration
of evidence-based practice at the state and local levels (e.g. helping
to organize meetings, draft documents, conduct background research)
·         Assist with the evaluation of the Community Action:
Evaluating the Healthy People 2020 Disease Prevention and Health
Promotion Agenda

Respond to inquiries/correspondence from the public about Healthy
People issues
Conduct background research and draft memos on Healthy People issues
Contribute to OPDHP worksite wellness activities

In general, the fellow will be called on to participate in meetings;
collect information about Healthy People and other team activities;
analyze research findings; draft memos, briefs and reports;
collaborate with agency liaisons; collaborate with federal and
contract staff in the analysis, reporting and dissemination of Healthy
People data; and support senior staff in ODPHP in coordinating team-
related activities.


Eligible Applicants must:
(1)    Be either a U.S. Citizen, non-citizen national, or foreign
national possessing a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.
(Alien Registration or “Green Card”).  Student visas and temporary
work visas do not qualify.
(2)    Have completed a graduate degree in public health; AND
(3)    If awarded the fellowship, be an individual member of APTR
(individual membership – $175.00 annually).  For further information
regarding APTR individual membership, please contact the APTR
Membership team at (866) 520-APTR.

Required Skills

The formal training and work related experience of the fellow must be
in public health with demonstrable training or experience in public
health policy, administration or practices. The fellow must be
familiar with a wide range of public health theories and methods. It
is desirable if the fellow has some training in statistical methods
and experience with public health research and evaluation. The fellow
must have excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent
organizational skills; strong computer and Internet skills; ability to
conceptualize a complex process and identify possible approaches; be
able to work independently as well as collaboratively; and be able to
translate research findings into easy to read briefs and reports.

For more information and to download an application package, go to:


 Questions? Contact APTR at: training@aptrweb.org / 202.463.0550, ext  137


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