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Massachusetts Department of Public Health 

Join this exciting new community engagement initiative!

MDPH is seeking 11 dedicated professionals to join the new Community Engagement(CE) team within the Office of Health Equity (OHE). The OHE is dedicated to eliminating inequities and improving the quality of life in historically marginalized communities by addressing immediate health related social needs and strengthening community safety nets. To address these health equity challenges, systemic issues must be addressed by looking at factors such as the social determinants of health, disparities in access and quality of care, unconscious bias, gaps in data collection, cultural competence, and language access. Be a part of this opportunity to increase equity and improve health outcomes across the Commonwealth!

Current Job Openings:

Health Equity Strategists and Coordinators
A diverse health engagement team of Health Equity Strategists and Coordinators will provide collaborative and comprehensive community engagement by providing technical assistance and trainings for community partners, dissemination of key resources, and providing a bidirectional communication channel from the community back to DPH for six priority populations in the following communities:
LGBTQ+
Tribal & Indigenous 
Black & African American
Latino
Asian American & Pacific Islander
Immigrant & Refugee

Essential assets for success, include, but are not limited to: 
1) Expertise, commitment and ability, particularly lived experience, to work with community-based organizations serving one or more priority populations in the following communities: Asian American & Pacific Islander, Black & African American, Immigrant & Refugee, Latino, LGBTQ+, Tribal & Indigenous Communities.

2) Representative and authentic community connections, knowledge of community resources, existing relationships with community partners and other stakeholders, and a demonstrated commitment to one or more of the priority populations above.

3) Commitment and ability to apply a racial and health equity lens to inform all aspects of program development, including the aptitude to identify interventions upstream, midstream, and downstream.

**People with lived experience in these communities and/or in protected classes are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

To apply: https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=220006I7

 

http://www.mass.gov/anf/employment-equal-access-disability/masscareers/masscareers.html

About Massachusetts Department of Public Health

DPH keeps people healthy and communities strong. We promote the health and well-being of all residents by ensuring access to high-quality public health and healthcare services, focusing on prevention and wellness, and health equity for all.