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Job Title: CDC's Active People, Healthy Nation: Communications and Partnerships Fellowship
Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Posted: 3/7/2024
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Position Description: *Applications will be reviewed on a rolling- basis.

CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is available in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

Research Project: This fellowship at CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) will provide experience training with Active People, Healthy Nation ( eoplehealthynation/index.html), a national initiative to help 27 million Americans become more physically active by 2027. A core goal of this initiative is to build a movement across states, communities, government, and nongovernmental organizations to increase physical activity through equitable and inclusive evidence-based strategies. DNPAO’s priority strategy is Increasing Physical Activity through Community Design ( ty-strategies/activity-friendly-routes-to- everyday-destinations.html), which is focused on implementing policies and activities to connect pedestrian, bicycle, or transit transportation networks (called activity- friendly routes) to everyday destinations. This fellow will be trained by a diverse group of public health professionals, including senior advisors, health scientists, and public policy professionals. The fellow will gain experience in communication, data tracking, and partnership development and maintenance to help build a national movement in support of Active People, Healthy Nation.

Learning Objectives: Under the guidance of a mentor, the fellow may have the opportunity to be trained in the following activities:

Writing content for Active People, Healthy Nation monthly newsletter Developing infographics, fact sheets, and other messaging materials for policymakers, professionals in various sectors, and the general public Writing success stories/case studies in collaboration with Active People, Healthy Nation partners and disseminating through multiple channels, e.g. newsletters, social media, blogs Sharing information with partners about previous and current funding and projects for community design for physical activity across the U.S Developing and delivering presentations to internal and external audiences Co-managing interdisciplinary physical activity interest group at the agency Communicating with national partners and participating on national partnership groups, e.g. Active People, Healthy Nation Roundtable Collaborating with team members on other related, ongoing projects to increase physical activity through equitable and inclusive evidence-based strategies Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Christina Dahlstrom ( If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: July 1, 2024. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.

Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and is contingent on the availability of funds.

Level of Participation: The appointment is full time.

Participant Stipend: Stipend rates may vary based on numerous factors, including opportunity, location, education, and experience. If you are interviewed, you can inquire about the exact stipend rate at that time and if selected, your appointment offer will include the monthly stipend rate.

Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals. Non- U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details page of the program website for information about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for program participation.

ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.

The successful applicant(s) will be required to comply with Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) requirements of the hosting facility, including but not limited to, COVID-19 requirements (e.g. facial covering, physical distancing, testing, vaccination).

Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email and include the reference code for this opportunity.

Qualifications: The qualified candidate should have received a master's degree (e.g. Master of Public Health, Health Communication) received within the last 5 years or be within 6 months of receiving a Masters level degree in a field of study such as health communication or social science (e.g. sociology).

Preferred skills:

Oral and written communication skills (for example: website content, social media, fact sheets, etc.) Experience tailoring materials for different audiences Experience working with transportation, land use planning, elected officials, non-profits, parks, health care, or other relevant sectors Experience translating scientific findings into plain language materials Experience developing and/or maintaining partnerships Microsoft excel analysis expertise

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Closing Date: 6/7/2024
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