Health Education Evaluation Fellowship Position at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA, USA;
About: The Health Education Evaluation Fellow will be a part of the Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health (IRMH) Branch in the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Health Education Fellow will work closely with the Lead IRMH Health Educator to develop training, education, and communication materials for immigrant and refugee populations, monitor how materials are used in practice, and to evaluate these materials over the course of a one-year period.
The position will involve the development and evaluation of communication materials and tools for international clinical audiences that are involved in the screening and treatment of infectious disease in refugee and immigrant populations bound for the United States. Tools will utilize QR codes, which will link to additional web-based information on particular topics, thus an important component of the evaluation will center on assessing how this technology influences the dissemination and use of information in the target audience.
The Health Education Evaluation Fellow will assist in developing an evaluation plan and collecting and analyzing evaluation data (using formative, process, and outcome evaluation strategies). The evaluation will focus on training and education materials and the utility of QR codes (and possibly other technological tools) for facilitating access to necessary information on the required screening and treatment of U.S.-bound immigrants and refugees. The Fellow will work collaboratively with other staff across the IRMH Branch and DGMQ to ensure messages are accurate and consistent with current regulations and scientific knowledge.
This position may also involve development of education and training materials/courses in a variety of formats (e.g., presentations, interactive computer-based courses, new media) or investigating the use of other technologically advanced modalities to communicate important health information. The Fellow will use the results of evaluation data, as well as evidence-based research to inform development of additional materials and use of other modalities in future health education programs. The Fellow will be encouraged to seek publication and presentation opportunities to disseminate findings.
Duties The Health Education Evaluation Fellow will: -assist in the development of a mixed-methods evaluation to assess the use of tailored materials for international physician audiences and the use of QR codes to access this information. Evaluation should also include an analysis of the efficacy of QR code technology in tracking the delivery of health messages. -apply evaluation theory and methodologies to guide the development of an evaluation plan, data collection, data analysis, and final reporting. -design and produce a variety of training materials using QR code technology in support of the IRMH education and training missions -write materials for publication and presentation, to include, but not limited to training materials and PowerPoint presentations -develop, produce, and disseminate information for a variety of audiences, including clinicians, scientists, health care and other public health professionals and organizations, the public, partners, other CDC staff, and other government agencies. -develop training curriculum, content, and supporting materials to meet learning objectives -use knowledge of health education/health promotion methodologies to guide the development of health education/evaluation strategies -provide advice and recommendations on the implementation of public health education programs, projects, and activities related to training and education
Required Qualifications The qualified applicant will: -formal education and/or work-related experience in health behavior and health education (Masters-level or higher preferred; Bachelors-level with significant experience will also be considered) -have experience in assessing training needs -have experience using process, impact, and outcome evaluation strategies to assess public health interventions, particularly those related to health education and/or communications -have experience using qualitative and quantitative software (e.g., NVivo, ATLAS.ti, SAS, SPSS) -have outstanding oral and written communications skills -have computer skills in word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and layout software - have strong problem-solving skills -be able to write SMART learning objectives -be creative -be able to work well as part of a team, as well as independently - be able to apply adult learning principles to education and training development -be willing to take initiative -be able to work well under pressure
Desired qualifications The qualified applicant will benefit from having: -experience in applying technology to public health communications and education -familiarity with behavior change theories, health communication and education frameworks, and evaluation methodologies and strategies -experience developing training, education, or communication about infectious diseases -experience developing training, education, or communication for refugee or immigrant populations -experience developing communications messages and/or dissemination plans for physician and/or international audiences
Please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae or resume describing your relevant experience to:
Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health Branch Division of Global Migration and Quarantine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Rd., MS E-03 Atlanta, GA 30333 Email: DGMQ...cdc.gov
Email (preferred) or standard mail submissions will be accepted.