The State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services has a full time vacancy for a Health Promotion Advisor.
Under the direction of the Infectious Disease Prevention Services Manager, the Health Promotion advisor will plan, develop, coordinate and evaluate public health education, health promotion and disease prevention programs for viral hepatitis and other infectious diseases with agency personnel, community health agencies, human service agencies, educators, and other health care providers.
- Provides ongoing health promotion consultation services for public health programs, agency personnel, and community health organizations in relation to viral hepatitis and other infectious diseases.
- Provides technical assistance and in-service training to professional and para-professional staff in community based health agencies and other official or voluntary agencies.
- Collects and analyzes health risk factor data, other health related data and information relative to health risk factor reduction, to identify health promotion/education and disease prevention needs as they relate to viral hepatitis.
- Reviews medical and scientific research reports and publications relative to viral hepatitis, and other infectious diseases as assigned for use in the development of education and training materials;
- Conducts formal presentations on hepatitis and explains federal and state regulations in order to implement program policy and procedures.
- Writes federally funded grants to support program activities.
- Investigates hepatitis laboratory reports in accordance with state guidelines.
- Ensures availability to support the Department as needed in the event of a public health emergency.
Education: Master’s degree from a recognized college or university with major study in public health education, social work, education, public health, genetics, biology or related biological science. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Three years’ experience required in developing or implementing educational and promotional programs for community organizations, in the area of public health. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education at the graduate level only.
License/Certification: Valid driver’s license and/or access to transportation for use in statewide travel.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: If certifying with a combination of education and experience, a Bachelor’s degree with a major study in a biological science, epidemiology, public health, nursing or allied health field are preferred.
Employees may be required to pay an agency/union fee.
For further information please contact Susan Myers, Public Health Program Manager, 603-271-5289.