The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) is seeking a full-time Adolescent Sexual Health (ASH) Program Manager. As a critical part of part NCSD’s Technical Assistance and Health Equity Promotion Team, the ASH Program Manager plays a key role by providing day to day leadership in advancing the agency’s adolescent sexual health initiatives. This includes working with NCSD member health departments – and frequently their education agency counterparts - to increase STD screening rates and opportunities; increasing HPV vaccination rates among youth; ensuring that the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBS) captures appropriate data; and providing technical assistance that supports adolescent access to confidential and culturally competent sexual health services. As part of this portfolio of work, the position is also the lead staff on NCSD’s cooperative agreement with CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to increase adolescent access to school-based or school-linked sexual health services. The position reports to NCSD’s Technical Assistance and Health Equity Promotion Team Lead and is based in NCSD’s Washington, DC office.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with a leading national organization that is critically involved in sexual health promotion and in preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs, including HIV), particularly in regard to work within the public health sector. This is a new position at NCSD within our Technical Assistance and Health Equity Promotion (TAHEP) team and its growing portfolio of work.
The Health Equity & Capacity Building Manager plays a leadership role in expanding the organization’s capacity and priority of mounting a robust and coordinated response among health departments to address the sexual health crisis, including STDs and HIV, among Black and Latino gay men in the United States. This individual works closely with partner organizations, including the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), key health department leadership, community stakeholders, federal partners and policymakers to dramatically scale-up innovative, effective and tailored high impact prevention approaches, including counseling and testing, partner services, community mobilization, Internet and new media technologies. The Health Equity & Capacity Building Manager will work with staff of NCSD and partner organizations to develop and inspire strategies, as well as recommend and execute action steps and hands-on technical assistance that will implement culturally competent, relevant and effective programming for Black and Latino gay men.
The Health Equity & Capacity Building Manager will be highly motivated and work as part of the TAHEP team. NCSD’s TAHEP team provides technical assistance to our membership and seeks to promote health equity through all NCSD activities.
The Senior Program Manager will oversee Advocates’ cooperative agreement with CDC’s Division of Adolescent Health (DASH) to build the capacity of three local education agencies (LEAs) to implement school-centered HIV prevention programming for black and Latino young men who have sex with men (YMSM) ages 13 to 19. The Senior Program Manager will provide ongoing, tailored technical assistance, training, and follow-up support to a team of school and community-based partners at three targeted LEAs to:
The Harm Reduction Services and Advocacy Coordinator (HRSAC) is responsible for overdose prevention related legislative advocacy; NCHRC’s naloxone program; relationships with medical leaders/EMS; relationships with drug user unions; overdose prevention related media relations; implementation and public education of NC’s harm reduction laws; training of law enforcement agencies, medical leaders, EMS, pharmacists, drug users, people on methadone/bupe, sex workers, treatment centers and incarceration facilities on harm reduction, needle-stick prevention, hepatitis C, overdose prevention and NCHRC’s naloxone program. The HRSAC is also responsible for supervising volunteers, outreach workers, harm reduction videographers, harm reduction artists and assisting the Executive Director to supervise interns.
The District of Columbia Department of Health HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration (HAHSTA) offers an exciting new position for a dynamic, innovative individual to enhance clinical health services in the District of Columbia. The position serves as the chief of HAHSTA’s direct sexual and respiratory health clinical services and provides guidance and direction for overall clinical care and policy. HAHSTA is currently redesigning its STD and TB clinical program to enhance and expand a range of health and wellness services to District residents. HAHSTA is also planning for a new approach to ensuring high quality clinical care for District residents living with HIV. HAHSTA is also expanding new biomedical prevention interventions and participating in demonstration projects to enhance HIV care. HAHSTA has an academic partnership with The George Washington University Miliken Institute of Public Health. This position will have the opportunity to participate in prominent research projects and serve as adjunct faculty. HAHSTA also has an innovative partnership with the National Institutes of Health on improving HIV care in the District and building new research capacity in the city. This position will have the opportunity to participate in groundbreaking HIV research projects.
This position offers an exciting opportunity to participate as a faculty member in a large Division of Infectious Diseases whose members have diverse clinical interests. The faculty member will contribute towards achieving the Division’s goal of clinical excellence, scholarship and research. Building and promoting the Public Health STD Control Program in Detroit in collaboration with Wayne State University (WSU), the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) and the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion (DDHWP) provides enormous opportunities for career development.
Assistant or Associate Professor level, Clinician Educator Track
Reports to Chief, Division of Infectious Disease. Also reports to the Adult ID Outpatient Medical Director.
1. Board certification in internal medicine
2. Board eligibility or certification in infectious diseases
3. Specific experience in STD and/or HIV outpatient care required
4. Experience in managing STD program preferred
5. Presentation or publication of clinical or laboratory research in the field of STD/HIV is desired.
6. Excellent classroom and clinical teaching skills
II. STD Program responsibilities:
1. Provide direction and oversight for the Detroit Public Health STD clinic in WSU campus and for STD/HIV prevention and control services off site.
2. Provide clinical supervision of STD program staff. Provide coordination and oversight of other staff such as MDCH Disease Intervention Specialists. Coordinate with other WSU Physician Group (WSUPG) and WSU affiliated clinics and outside agencies regarding shared staff, overlapping services, and linkages to other health care services.
3. Ensure provision of data and quality reports to the sponsors and oversee quality improvement for the STD control program.
4. Provide direct patient care in STD clinic 2-3 half day sessions each week. Provide direct patient care in Adult ID Clinic (including HIV care) 1 half-day session weekly.
5. Develop unfunded and funded research activities related to STD services and the Detroit STD/HIV control program in collaboration with WSU colleagues and outside collaborators.
III. ID Division Responsibilities:
1. Round in inpatient infectious diseases service and internal medicine approximately 3-5 months per year as assigned. ID rounding includes clinical supervision and teaching of ID fellows, residents, and medical and pharmacy students at the bedside. The attending is responsible for the medical care of the patients and ensures that electronic documentation and communication with patients and other services are effective.
2. Offer opportunities for ID fellows to participate in clinical research, to present at local and national meetings, and to participate in academic writing. Provide teaching and clinical supervision of ID fellows and other trainees during their rotation in the STD Clinic.
4. Participate in all educational activities of the ID Division.
5. Participate in ID division faculty meetings, committees, and other related functions as assigned.
Please send inquiries by email, or letters of application with a CV by email or hard copy to:
Jonathan Allen Cohn, MD MS FACP FIDSA
Director, Adult HIV/AIDS Program and MATEC Michigan
Professor of Medicine-Clinical
Wayne State University-Tolan Park Medical Building
3901 Chrysler Drive Suite 4B
Detroit, Michigan 48201-2167
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