Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Weber-Morgan Job

FYI--forward to interested and qualified applicants, thanks:  

Jesse K Bush l Community Health Educator
Weber Morgan Health Department
477 23rd Sreet
Ogden, UT, 84401
(w) 801-399-7283
(c) 808-281-9435

Friday, May 8, 2015


The WISEWOMAN Program is recruiting for full-time Lifestyle Program Specialist.

This position is eligible for a full benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan, plus paid leave to include annual, sick, and holiday pay.

To apply go to Position Number 04415.
Position Closes: 5/24/15
Kalynn Filion
Program Manager
Utah Department of Health
288 N 1460 W, PO Box 142107
Salt Lake City UT 84114-2107

Office: 801.538.7009
Fax: 801.538.9030

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tri County Health Job

Position Title: Health Educator- Healthy Living Through Environment, Policy & Clinical Care (EPICC) Program

Essential Job Functions and Duties:

·       Perform duties related to the coordination, implementation, and delivery of Healthy Living programs and strategies.
·       Conduct education and promotional activities throughout the health district.
·       Mobilize partnerships. 
·       Develop policies and plans.
·       Link people to services such as health care providers.
·       Other duties as assigned.


·       Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
·       Required to be computer literate.
·       Should be able to type 35 words per minute.

In the event of an emergency, such as a natural disaster or public health emergency
response event, all employees will be required to participate with TriCounty Health Department in its role as an essential community resource. This may
require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned
duties during the incident and/or emergency.

Salary may be negotiable with experience. Job is located in Vernal. TriCounty Health Department is a tobacco-free workplace.

To be considered for this position please send resume to TriCounty Health Department 133 S. 500 E. Vernal, UT 84078, fax 435-781-0535 or email

Director / Health Officer 
TriCounty Health Department 
133 S. 500 E. 
Vernal, UT 84078

Monday, April 27, 2015


I saw this posting for a Wellness Product Management Consultant and thought it would be great for a public health person. Please pass along to your groups!


The Utah Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Program has a recruitment open for the following position:

Special Populations and State Funding Coordinator
$22.85 - $36.25

This is a full-time, career service position with benefits.

Requisition #   4211

Closes:   05/06/2015 at 11:59 pm MST

In order to be considered for an interview for these positions, you will need to apply on-line at  If you have not done so already, you will need to create a job seeker account.

The Utah Department of Health, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program has an opening for a Policy Analyst position. 

The policy analyst will work with the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, the Utah Tobacco Free Alliance, local health districts, and strategic partners to lead policy, systems and environmental change initiatives. The policy specialist will: develop, plan, implement and evaluate efforts affecting specific health policy changes related to tobacco; gather information, collect data, conduct needs assessments, perform policy analysis, develop and prepare required evaluation and other reporting documents; contact, meet, and collaborate with specific stakeholders to impact changes related to public health policy; act as a resource to expand, develop and coordinate public health programs at the state level; chair policy related work groups; provide education on tobacco issues to policy makers. The policy specialist will function under limited supervision and have considerable discretion in judgment in projects and assignments. This position resolves a variety of complex issues and performs a combination of tasks. Performs other related duties as assigned

To apply for this position please visit,, job # 04208.

This application is open 4/16/15-4/27/15. 

The Utah Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) has an opening for a Lead LHD Liaison.

This position works primarily with local health departments (LHD) and will serve as the lead LHD Liaison. This position is responsible for overseeing annual LHD contract renewals, providing support, training and technical assistance to local health departments, supervision and training of assigned staff, chairing workgroups and assisting with federal grant applications and budgets.

To apply for this position please visit, job # 04210. 

This application is open 4/16/15-4/27/15. 

Janae Duncan, MPA
Program Manager
Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
Utah Department of Health
PO Box 142106
SLC, UT 84114-2106

Phone: 801-538-9273

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MotherWomen Fieldwork/Project

We are actively searching for graduate students interested in applying their public health knowledge to the MotherWoman Community-based Perinatal Support Model© (CPSM).  The CPSM is an intervention that supports communities in creating a comprehensive safety net for mothers at risk for/or experiencing perinatal depression. The CPSM aims to address barriers to care to achieve optimal mental health outcomes for mothers and families, through multi-sector collaboration in the areas of education, training, resource development, triage/referral protocols and screening. 

We understand that capstone projects as well as other collaborative projects are a part of student course requirements. We would like to offer students the opportunity to complete their capstone project with MotherWoman. Attached you will find a list of potential capstone projects that may be of interest to students in your program. Many of these projects can be done without being on location at our site in Western MA. We have active data sets and are eager to partner with students even when they are unable to be at our physical site. Additionally, we are open to suggestions for additional capstone projects that are applicable to the CPSM or that address perinatal depression. Attached you will find the 2014 RFP we released to engage communities to participate in the CPSM. The RFP is to be used as an introduction to the CPSM.

In completing your capstone project with us you will be able to:
  • Complete 120-300 hours public health experience
  • Apply and test public health concepts and theories in practice settings
  • Implement one or more of the ten essential services of public health
  • Utilize problem-solving skills to assess and analyze public health issues
  •  Propose and, to the extent possible, implement effective intervention strategies
  • Justify the importance of interdisciplinary teamwork to address public health problems
  • Learn to function successfully as a public health professional in a work setting

Please submit a one-page proposal on how you envision completing this project, your resume/CV, and at least two references from a professor or academic advisor. For more information or to submit a proposal email 

About MotherWoman: 

MotherWoman builds a culture of support for mothers and families by:
  • Training community leaders and professional who facilitate groups to support and empower mothers to become strong and resilient leaders.
  • Training medical, mental health and social service professionals about the need for integrated support for maternal emotional health.
  • Using our nationally recognized Community-based Perinatal Support Model to develop regional multi-disciplinary coalitions.
  • Working with partner organizations to educate parents and caregivers on policies that impact families.

Looking forward to hearing from you, 

Shelly Smith, MPH
Program Assistant


Liz Friedman
Program Director
Founder of the Postpartum Support Initiative
MotherWoman, Inc.

MotherWoman supports and empowers mothers 
to create positive personal and social change  
for ourselves, our families, our communities and the world.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Department of Health has a recruitment open for the following position:

Epidemiologist II/MCH Data Analyst
$22.85 - $36.25

These are full-time, career service positions with benefits.

Requisition #   4045
Closes:   04/28/2015 at 11:59 pm MST

In order to be considered for an interview for these positions, you will need to apply on-line at  If you have not done so already, you will need to create a job seeker account.

Angie Rhodes
HR Analyst/Health

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

National Public Health Week

This week is National Public Health Week! Starting today, April 6, the UPHA Student Assembly is sponsoring a social media competition. Use the hashtags #NPHW2015 and #UtahPHW to show through words or pictures how you, friends, co-workers, and family stay healthy, active, and happy in your community. The top two posts throughout the next week will receive a $50 gift card at the UPHA Conference, April 14-15. See attached for more details. We look forward to seeing your posts! 

Coni Westmoreland
University of Utah
MSPH/MHA Student
Connect2Health Director
UPHA Board Member, Student Assembly Co-President
Public Health Community Engaged Scholars Chair
cell phone: 503-593-2931

Friday, April 3, 2015

UDOH Field Experience

Paid internship opportunity with the Utah Department of Health EPICC Program and Utah Million Hearts Coalition. Intern will be responsible for helping with data collection in a statewide assessment of primary care clinics' policies and procedures related to blood pressure measurement and control.

  • Public Health Student
  • Responsible and motivated
  • Organized
  • Comfortable calling clinics and communicating with partners
  • Experience with data collection and data analysis preferred
This is a 3 month internship beginning immediately. Hours will vary between 10-30 hours/week. Working hours are flexible, Monday-Friday between 8-5.

Please send resume to Brittany Brown if interested.

Visit these websites for more information:

Brittany Brown, MPH
Healthy Living Through Environment, Policy, and Improved Clinical Care (EPICC)
Utah Arthritis Program (UAP)
Violence and Injury Prevention (VIPP)
Utah Department of Health

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Drug Testing Lab Job

The Utah County Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment is recruiting for a Program Coordinator - Drug Testing Laboratory.  We are the largest drug and alcohol treatment provider in the State of Utah, and we conduct over 24,000 drug and alcohol tests per year for individuals involved in substance use disorder treatment.  We have a drug testing lab that relies primarily on a Seimens Twin V chemical analyzer based on EMIT technology.  The Program Coordinator would be responsible for the consistent and accurate generation of urine drug test results following established policies and procedures and chain of custody protocols.  In addition to drug testing, this position is responsible for budget development and management, procurement of supplies and reagents, interface with treatment program staff, and personnel administration over 8 - 10 full and part time staff.  If interested, potential candidates can apply through:
Please feel free to cut and paste the contents or forward this email to interested invididuals.
thank you
Richard Nance, Director
Richard J. Nance, LCSW, Director
Utah County Dept of Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment
151 South University Ave, Suite 3200
Provo, UT 84601

Utah Safety Council Job

TITLE:            Home and Community Program Manager

SALARY:       $30,000


The Utah Safety Council’s Home and Community program provides education for the community to focus on safety outside the workplace.  The Program Manager plans, organizes, and coordinates the implementation of the Utah Safety Council’s Home and Community safety program.  The program includes Take Safety Home and Buckle Up for Love.

The manager develops and achieves yearly program goals as required, and performs other related duties as assigned. The program manager develops new programs based on input from program participants, customers and management and works collaboratively with management to develop a budget for respective programs


Take Safety Home
  • ·      Research and write grant proposals to support and grow program
  • ·      Research and add new materials for home & community safety topics
  • ·      Develop a Public Service Announcement
  • ·      Manage inventory of brochures and incentives
  • ·      Utilize social media to share message
  • ·      Program development and management
  • ·      Write a monthly article about off-the-job safety topics/safety observances
  • ·      Promote the Utah Safety Council’s Home & Community Programs at various business and community events
  • ·      Coordinate Utah Safety Council activities for National Safety Month
  • ·      Give presentations as requested
  • ·      Represent Utah Safety Council at health and safety fairs
  • Occasional weeknight and weekend events required

Buckle up for Love
  • ·      Research and write grant proposals to support and grow program
  • ·      Research and update existing materials
  • ·      Obtain and maintain CPS Technician Certification
  • ·      Send letters to local organizations to help promote the program
  • ·      Manage the Buckle Up for Love Facebook page
  • ·      Look for media opportunities
  • ·      Check BUFL hotline daily and mail information packet to reported individuals once a month
  • ·      Send press releases to promote the program
  • ·      Participate in Safe Kids Coalition meetings
  • ·      Give presentations as requested
  • ·      Occasional weeknight and weekend events required


  • Communicate information and ideas clearly and concisely in writing; read and understand information presented in writing
  • Experience with public relations activities is preferred
  • Speak clearly, concisely, and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally
  • Communicate fluently in English
  • Use computer related database software
  • Ability to interact and communicate professionally with peers and support staff


A bachelor’s degree in fields related to the specialty area described in this announcement, or full-time paid professional employment in fields directly related to the above summary of duties for the required education.  Must be able to interact professionally with peers, support staff, and concerned public and also communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Rod Hamson

801.746.SAFE (7233) ext. 301
801.440.9310 (cell)

Friday, March 27, 2015

IRC Fieldwork Opportunity

IRC Salt Lake City is seeking reliable, motivated, and compassionate individuals to join our team this Summer as Health Program Interns. IRC Health Program Interns play an integral role in the IRC's efforts to restore safety, dignity, and hope to people whose lives have been uprooted by war and disaster. Internships focus on health education, promotion and advocacy in areas of health access, maternal and child health, nutrition, oral health, and mental health. For more information or to apply, send statement of interest and resume to Ashley Nguyen at We look forward to hearing from you!


Ashley T. Nguyen | Program Manager, Health
International Rescue Committee
221 South 400 West  P.O. Box 3988 Salt Lake City, UT 84110             

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Intermountain Healthcare Fieldwork Opportunity

Project Title: Community Health Needs Assessment for Intermountain Healthcare

Project Summary: Intermountain Healthcare’s mission to help people live the healthiest lives possible is
best realized with a comprehensive understanding of the health needs of the community served by its
hospitals, clinics and health plans. Intermountain is committed to routinely assessing the community’s
health needs through a comprehensive assessment process that both engages members of the community
and analyzes the most current health status information. The 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment
(CHNA) will inform Intermountain leadership, public health partners, and community stakeholders of the
most significant health needs in our community and stimulate Implementation Strategies that engage
Intermountain and community resources to address those needs throughout the Intermountain enterprise.

Intern Requirements/Skills to Gain: The selected intern will provide direct assistance to the Strategic
Planning & Research and Community Benefit Departments by:
  • Partner with state and local health departments and other key stakeholders in Idaho and Utah to better understand the perceived health needs in our communities.
  • Coordinate, attend, transcribe, and analyze community input meetings to create a report of findings.
  • Design, implement and analyze a needs assessment specific to Intermountain hospitals and clinics in Idaho.
  • Assist in data collection, analysis and reporting of selected health indicators.
  • Assist in the dissemination of findings and make recommendations for implementation strategies that will address the identified needs.
  • Other tasks as assigned within design and implementation of a community health needs assessment to drive clinical goals.

This is an unpaid internship. Hours per week are flexible and dependent upon the student’s work pace and
project requirements. Travel is required but all associated costs will be covered.
  • Current MPH student
  • Knowledge of or experience with qualitative research, data collection, and analysis.
  • Experience working with confidential information / HIPAA.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (written, visual and verbal).
  • Strong organization skills; detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently.

Timeframe: Summer 2015. Start date April 20, 2015 (this date is flexible).

To apply or for more information, contact:
Stephanie Croasdell, MPH
Research Associate, Strategic Planning and Research
Intermountain Healthcare | Central Office

801-442-3547 |

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Thrasher Research Fund Job

Position: Research Manager, Thrasher Research Fund

The Thrasher Research Fund fulfills Christ's special admonition to care for children by providing grants for research that will improve child health worldwide. The Fund's Research Managers interface with grantees interested in receiving funding, manage applications through the Fund's external peer review process and provide oversight on funded projects. The Fund maintains a lean staff, which requires the Research Managers to adapt to additional responsibilities outside their primary job description, such as marketing, website maintenance, budgets and multimedia content creation. 

The Fund's proximal customers are scientists and physicians seeking research funding, peer reviewers, and members of the Fund's Scientific Advisory and Executive Committees. These customers expect the Research Managers to be well-trained in research methodology, to be familiar with the large spectrum of pediatric health challenges and corresponding research priorities, to help find solutions to problems that arise in the design or conduct of research, and to be proficient at grant management. The customers appreciate the efficient, transparent and timely communication for which the Fund has developed an excellent reputation.

Master's degree or higher in a health-related field 
Demonstrated experience with medical research design and ability to evaluate weakness in designs 
Understanding of children's health issues and relevant research priorities 
Effective verbal and written communication skills 
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to productively interact with researchers from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds 
Availability to travel for domestic and international site visits 
Ability to work in a team environment and adapt to fill new roles in the team structure 
A working knowledge of epidemiology and biostatistics

·      30%  Supervise an assigned number of current research projects.  Stay informed of research and financial progress, conduct site visits, troubleshoot problems to adapt research design to changing environments. 

30%  Oversee each assigned project through the review process.  Identify reviewers, interact with investigators, summarize opportunities, strengths and weakness of applications for the Advisory and Executive Committees. 

·      15% Participate in the initial stages of review of a project.  Screen Concept Papers for the Fund's Committees. 

·      15% Represent the Thrasher Research Fund to prospective grantees.  Field inquires about the Fund and proposed studies' general "fit' to the Fund. Participate in outreach efforts including site visits to meet and direct prospective grantees. 

10% Supervise the completion of special projects as assigned.  Examples include production of a Biennial Report,  website maintenance, strategic planning, monitoring of policies and procedures, overseeing fund budgets, and planning outreach events at medical conferences.

Worthiness Qualification
Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.

Posting Notice/More Info.
Please Note: All positions are subject to close without notice. 

Justin Brown, M.P.H.
Thrasher Research Fund
Phone: (801) 240-2838
email: brownrj@thrasherresearch.org

We are now offering competitive funding for fellows, post-docs and new faculty as part of our Early Career Award Program.