[PNWHEALTH] FW: [SOPHE Leadership] ODPHP/ATPM Health Literacy
Deanne.Boisvert at METROKC.GOV
Mon Mar 7 13:42:17 PST 2005
Please forward these opportunities to students, colleagues, and/or faculty.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact
bangelino at atpm.org. Thanks in advance for sharing.
ATTENTION! Fellowship Opportunity!!
Health Literacy Fellowship
WHAT: The Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine (ATPM) with support
from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), is seeking applications for
the position of Health Literacy Fellow. ODPHP has the mission of promoting
health and preventing disease through leadership, coordination and support
for HHS strategies and programs in prevention. ODPHP plays a lead role in
coordinating Secretarial prevention initiatives and Healthy People. For more
than a decade, ODPHP has been a leader in health communication activities
and supports several national activities, including the Healthy People 2010
Health Communication Focus Area and the National Health Information Center.
ODPHP is the lead agency for the Healthy People 2010 Health Communication
Focus Area, and specifically the Health Literacy Objective. The Office is
currently undertaking several activities in the areas of health literacy
assessment and coordination. The Office is working with the U.S. Department
of Education on the reporting of data from the 2003 National Assessment of
Adult Literacy (NAAL). It is also working with the Office of the Surgeon
General and HHS agencies to stimulate new health literacy activities. ODPHP
chairs the HHS Health Literacy Workgroup, which is identifying ways to
address recommendations in the recent Institute of Medicine report on Health
Literacy released in 2004.
ODPHP seeks a fellow with training in health communication or health
education and with a specialization in health literacy to play a major role
in its health literacy activities. The Fellow will assist in the development
and implementation of reporting and communication activities related to the
release of the 2003 NAAL data. The Fellow may also assist with the creation
of other department reports and information products on health literacy. The
Fellow will help support the HHS Health Literacy Workgroup and other ODPHP
health literacy activities as assigned, including contributing to research
and evaluation projects. The Fellow will be called on to participate in
meetings; collect information about health literacy 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 NAAL data; and support senior staff in ODPHP
in coordinating health literacy activities.
WHO: The formal training and work related experience of the Fellow must be
in health communication or health education with some demonstrable training
or experience in health literacy. The Fellow must be familiar with a wide
range of health communication and education theories and methods. It is
desirable if the Fellow has some training in statistical methods and
experience with health literacy 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.
WHEN: The term of service for the Health Literacy Fellow will be one year
with the potential to extend the award for up to three years. The Fellow is
expected to begin in late spring/summer 2005.
WHERE: Rockville, MD
COMPENSATION: The annual stipend of $55,000-$69,000 (depending on level of
credentials and experience) is intended to cover all living expenses
including housing and transportation during the fellowship training, and the
annual fellowship allowance of $4,000 is intended to cover health costs and
other similar expenses not covered by the stipend.
DEADLINE: Applications are due by April 15, 2005.
For application materials, please visit the ATPM website at
<file:///\\www.atpm.org> www.atpm.org and click the link for "career
For additional information regarding the application process or
administration of the award, please contact:
Bianca Angelino, Training Projects Coordinator
The Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine
1660 L Street, NW, Suite 208
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 463-0550
E-mail: <mailto:bangelino at atpm.org> bangelino at atpm.org
For additional programmatic information, please contact:
Cynthia Baur, PhD
US Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Public Health and Science
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL100
Rockville, MD, 20852
Phone: (240) 453-8262
E-mail: cbaur at osophs.dhhs.gov
Training Projects Coordinator
Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine
1660 L Street NW, Suite 208
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 463-0550 ext. 137
(202) 463-0555 (fax)
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the PNWHEALTH