A fellowship opportunity is currently a available with the Learn the Signs. Act E Early. Team in the Developmental D Disabilities Branch of the National Center o on Birth Defects and Developmental D Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for D Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). NCBDDD’s mission is to promote the health of b babies, children and adults and enhance the p potential for full, productive living.
Through collaboration with the Learn the S Signs. Act Early. Team ( (www.cdc.gov/ActEarly), the participant will c contribute to a variety of health c communication initiatives, which may include:
• Health Communication Project Management: Assisting with the advancement and management of various projects that promote developmental monitoring of young children among three main target audiences: parents, child care providers, and health care providers, such as developing innovative health communication products such as children’s books, a photo and video l library of milestones, a smartphone app for t tracking early childhood developmental m milestones, and many others. S/he will also h have the opportunity to participate in other h health communications activities including d development and audience testing of health e education messages and products, as well as p planning for product promotion and d dissemination.
• Health Communication Strategy Support: Assisting with various elements of the Act Early Ambassador program, which aims to expand the reach of LTSAE by training and supporting a diverse group of professionals representing 49 states and 4 territories to promote and integrate LTSAE messages and materials into programs nationwide. Duties may include assisting with the management of project team meetings, managing communications with Ambassadors, responding to technical assistance requests, reviewing and synthesizing information from progress reports, planning webinars and networking events, and developing products to showcase Ambassadors’ achievements.
The “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” team is a sm small, interdisciplinary and dynamic group co composed of behavioral scientists and health co communication specialists who work highly co collaboratively, meet often, and are rarely sa satisfied with status quo. This fellowship will be a good fit for you if you: 1. Thrive in a highly collaborative e environment 2. Are an enthusiastic self-starter 3. Can demonstrate excellent org organizational skills 4. Can demonstrate superb interpersonal sk skills 5. Can demonstrate outstanding written c communication skills 6. Have a strong desire to learn new skills and apply them in a real-world setting
The Research Participation Program for CDC is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend depending on educational level and experience as well as a stipend to support professional development. The participant must show proof of health insurance. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the A Atlanta, Georgia, area; relocation expenses a are not reimbursed. Participants do not b become employees of CDC or the program a administrator, and there are no fringe b benefits paid.