Domestic Abuse Fatality Review (DAFR) Prevention Coordinator, Bureau of Family Health, Office of Public Health
This position serves Louisiana’s Office of Public Health within the Bureau of Family Health (BFH) working to protect and promote health of all Louisianans. The DAFR Prevention Coordinator will facilitate the operations of the LDH Domestic Abuse Fatality Review (DAFR) and develop and support prevention activities resulting from DAFR recommendations. The Prevention Coordinator will be a point of contact for all program implementation, manage the program work plan and evaluation activities, and oversee contracts for case abstraction and evidence-based interventions and their evaluation. The Prevention Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of DAFR logistics, including organizing case review data, creating case summaries, and tracking recommendations to action.
Experience in Public Health or social sciences; prior experience in domestic violence prevention preferred; Master’s preferred.
Prior project management experience
Ability to work alone AND on a statewide team
Strong organizational skills, self‐direction and critical thinking and problem skills
Attention to detail and ability to accurately synthesize complex information
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong computer skills, with particular competency in the Microsoft Office Suite and web browsing
Ability to travel and access to a means of reliable transportation
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Violent Death Surveillance and Case Review
Build and maintain an active DAFR panel membership.
Manage all DAFR correspondence and operations, including confidentiality agreements, training, meeting logistics, notes, reporting.
Coordinate with the LA-Violent Death Reporting System (LA-VDRS) Epidemiologist for access to abstracted LA-VDRS case data.
Manage case lists to track data collected for use in the review of cases, both manually and electronically; collaborate with the Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review (PAMR) for case selection.
Work with the PAMR team and regularly update corresponding data systems with qualifying violent death cases abstracted, interviews conducted, priority needs identified and/or addressed, recommendations, and action items.
Monitor court and social services data abstraction processes to ensure complete data for review.
Work with the data abstractor to prepare high quality case summaries for review.
Attend and facilitate meetings and guide development of case recommendations for prevention.
Ensure appropriate security and confidentiality of data.
Data to Action
Prepare written reports as required, including but not limited to DAFR protocol, documentation and those that summarize the work of DAFR, education, training activities, and collaborative initiatives related to the prevention of violent deaths.
Work with BFH epidemiology and communications staff on the creation of an annual report.
Distribute materials, policies and procedures, and trainings as requested by the
Support statewide programmatic activities aligned with DAFR recommendations.
Serve as the main point person for DAFR health communications and public relations
Coordination & Collaboration
Lead grant reporting and annual applications, including creation and submission of quarterly reports, contribute to program and budget narratives, ensure timely submissions, and monitor contracts.
Coordinate with state and local partners on the prevention of violent death and intimate partner violence with an emphasis on organized efforts to reduce maternal deaths due to violence.
Foster and maintain working relationships with community violence prevention stakeholders and public health to address violent death statewide.
Collaborate with BFH Injury Prevention Manager, Title V lead and regional BFH colleagues and local level Community Advisory and Action Teams on projects and
Comply with all federal reporting guidelines and requirements as designated by
Participate in BFH emergency response activities as
Assists BFH colleagues with other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Other duties as assigned
Salary Range: $48,000 – 60,000 dependent on education and experience.
A competitive benefits package is offered to all LPHI full-time staff, including medical, dental and vision insurance, employer contribution to 401k retirement plan, generous paid leave, and paid parking. Excellent opportunity for professional growth and connection to national networks and resources. BFH benefits include opportunities for professional and leadership development, state-of-the-art onboarding, and mentorship.
Equal Opportunity Employer