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May 15, 2013: Assistant Secretary opening. DHHS's office for the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) has posted the following announcement.They are ideally looking for someone with a background in biochemistry/nutrition science and policy experience to fill-in some of the expertise they have recently lost.

Social Science Analyst,
Vacancy Announcement Number: HHS-ASPE-DE-13-883727
DE (Candidates outside of the Federal government): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/342590000
MP(Status Candidates inside the Federal government): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/342875500
Opening Date: May 6, 2013
Closing Date: June 6, 2013
**1st cut-off date is 5/20/13, 2nd cut-0ff date is 6/6/13

February 15, 2013: National Cancer Institute - Cancer Research Training Award!  The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services, is please to invite applications from qualified candidates for a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA), with an ephasis on health behaviors research. The CRTA appointment is a one or two year position with the Health Behaviors Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences of the National Cancer Institute. This is a full-time position and will be based in Rockville, Maryland. The position will allow the applicant to interact with a large number of scientists representing the disciplines of nutrition, behavioral sciences, onesity prevention, physical activity, skin cancer prevention, gene-environment interactions, behavioral genetics and other disciplines within public health. Inquires can be directed to:

Linda Nebeling, PH.D., MPH, RD, FADA
Chief, Health Behaviors Research Branch
Behavioral Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
6130 Executive Blvd, EPN 4080
MSC 7335
Bethesda, MD 20892-7335
(Rockville, MD 20852 for express mail)
Fax: (301) 480-2087
Phone: (301) 435-2841

February 15, 2013: CDC Interdisciplinary Supervisory Social Scientist/Health Scientist/Statistician!  A vacancy announcement has been posted for a position within the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Division of Vital Statistics (DVS), Reproductive Statistics Branch in Hyattsville, MD. This position is for an Interdisciplinary Supervisory Social Scientist/Health Scientist/Statistician (Demography). The deadline for applications is February 22, 2013. All interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. The vacancy announcements can be found at:

M2 Announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/Getjob/viewdetails/336643000

D2 Announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/Getjob/viewdetails/336648300

February 7, 2013: Assistant Professor Positions at Oregon State University! The School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, Program in Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) at Oregon State University invites applications for three 9-month tenure-track assistant professor positions in research related to 1) developmental methods and 2) child development and health children and families. Application deadline: March 15, 2013. The anticipated start date is September 16, 2013 or as arranged. For a full description of responsibilities and qualifications, as well as the application instructures, visithttp://health.oregonstate.edu/jobs.


February 7, 2013: Job openings at Community Catalyst, Inc.! Community Catalyst is a national, non-profit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1997 with the belief that affordable quality health care should be accessible to everyone. We work in partnership with national, state and local organizations, policymakers, and philanthropic foundations to ensure the interests of all people are heard and represented wherever important decisions about health and the health system are made: in communities, courtrooms, statehouses and on Capitol Hill. Over the years, we have helped build a consumer health advocacy movement across the country, defended vital health care programs for the uninsured and underserved, held health care institutions and corporations accountable to the public interest, and run national campaigns on emerging health care issues. The two job listings are Technical Assistance Coordinator andAssociate Project Director. For more information such as qualifications, requirements, and how to apply, plus follow the links below.

Technical Assistance Coordinator: http://www.communitycatalyst.org/about_us/jobs?id=0004

Associate Project Director: http://www.communitycatalyst.org/about_us/jobs?id=0003

January 31, 2013: Healthcare Job Fair! This healthcare job fair will take place at the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center (725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788) on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 10AM-2PM. There will be some on-site interviews, so please dress professionally and bring your resume! Employers that will be present include:

  • Brookhaven Memorial Hospital
  • The Arbors Assisted Living (Bohemia)
  • East Coast Orthotic & Prosthetic Corp.
  • Tri County Home Nursing Services
  • North Shore LIJ Hospital
  • The Bristal Assisted Living (North Hills and Westbury)
  • D.B.L. Assosciates, Inc.
  • Gentiva Health Services
  • Robert Half International
  • Greystone Staffing
  • Utopia Home Care
  • US Medical Staffing, LLC
  • Life's WORC

This is a terrific opportunity for those searching for jobs. The contact person for this event is Kirk R. Cronk, Director of Business Services Unit/WIB Liason for the Suffolk County Department of Labor (631-853-6923).

January 21, 2013: Job openings at the CDC! Two job opportunities are available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, both for the position of Health Scientist. The application periods run from January 17, 2013 through February 7, 2013 for both positions. For further details and how to apply, please follow the links.



January 14, 2013: Advocates for Community Health Program Manager position! This management position is based at Nassau University Medical Center in partnership with Health Leads and the community as a way to improve the health and well-being of families, with a special focus on children and families with special health care needs. To apply for this position, please contact Diana Cohen at dcohen@numc.edu. Please note that applicants must be bilingual in Spanish and English. Below is a description of the Advocates for Community Health Program.

Advocates for Community Health

Health Leads is a national program that connects patients and their families to the community resources they need to be healthy, through trained student health advocates. Physicians prescribe basic solutions that will improve health, such as food, heat, housing, early intervention services, etc. – understanding that addressing non-medical but health critical conditions is an integral part of patient care.

"Every day in America, doctors prescribe antibiotics to patients who have no food at home or are living in a car.  Of course, medicine alone won’t solve these problems, and many patients will return with more serious – and more expensive – illnesses."  - HealthLeads

We are opening a Health Leads desk here at Nassau University Medical Center in our Pediatric outpatient department to be staffed by trained student volunteers and interns from Hofstra who will help patients access community resources.  This project is being implemented with community partners, as a collaboration between NuHealth, Hofstra through its Center for Civic Engagement, and Project DOCC.  Student volunteers will become trained health advocates, connect patients to services, and educate NuHealth patients in advocacy skills.

Our community-based collaborative, Advocates for Community Health, has partnered with Health Leads to pioneer a completely new way of delivering comprehensive health care to the community we serve.  It will be launched on January 28, 2013. The NUMC/NuHealth Health Leads desk will be staffed by high achieving, highly motivated college students from Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement, who learn with and from families in the community about their health experiences and needs.  The program empowers clinicians to “prescribe” services such as food stamp assistance or Medicaid enrollment. Health Leads’ Student Advocates use a robust resource database built together with community advisors and continuously updated to ensure accuracy to connect families with these resources.  They then follow up with these families until the services are obtained, providing regular updates to clinicians.  This collaborative process builds a community-based program that will be evaluated regularly by each of the partners, including families, university, medical center, and Health Leads to ensure that the following objectives are met:

  • Lowered cost of care delivery
  • Improved population health
  • Enhanced family use of supportive non-medical services
  • Advocacy leading to enhanced development of a robust array of needed community services
  • Enhanced clinician satisfaction with patient care they are able to deliver effectively
  • More efficient utilization of clinicians and other staff