The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) seeks a
Hepatitis B Policy Fellow to coordinate the organization’s hepatitis B federal policy work. It
is estimated that 2.2 million people in the United States are living with hepatitis B, with
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders comprising more than 50 percent of all cases in the
U.S. Without awareness, vaccination, screening and diagnosis, we cannot curb an epidemic
that is preventable and treatable.

AAPCHO has been at the forefront of national hepatitis B policy issues, working with our
partners on the ground and in practice, in policy advocacy, in federal agencies, and on the
Hill to continue to make hepatitis B a priority.

Position Description
The Hepatitis B Policy Fellowship is a year-long position, with the possibility of renewal,
based in Washington, D.C. The Fellowship will be awarded to a medical, public health, or
policy professional interested in strengthening the collaboration between key stakeholders
and the federal government, highlighting key gaps in policy and service delivery, and
working with partners to address the disparate impact of hepatitis B on Asian Americans
and Pacific Islanders.

Position Responsibilities
The Hepatitis B Policy Fellow will continue AAPCHO’s work to:

  1. Educate members of Congress and federal agency stakeholders of the impact of the
    opioid epidemic on increasing hepatitis B cases in the United States.
  2. Develop with external partners educational materials for providers to increase
    awareness and administration of hepatitis B vaccination among adults, as well as
    increase hepatitis B testing.
  3. Promote the National Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination Campaign by encouraging
    partners to coordinate local/regional screening and vaccination activities on
    National Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination Awareness Day.
  4. Partner with community and Congressional leaders to develop a policy agenda that
    strives to increase access to healthcare, medications, and vaccines for those with or
    at risk of chronic hepatitis B infection.

Eligibility
All applicants are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Have at least three years of program management or policy analysis experience;
  • Have experience in or knowledge of immigrant and underserved communities;
  • Have completed a master’s degree or work equivalent in health services research,
    clinical services, public health, health administration, health law, health policy, or a
    related discipline such as economics or political science;
  • Have demonstrated expertise in health policy issues and track record of informing
    health policy through research, policy analysis or clinical leadership;
  • Have significant interest in public policy and exemplify strong interest in applying
    hepatitis B field knowledge to crafting and driving targeted policies to reduce the
    burden of hepatitis B among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders;
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment with the AAPCHO policy advocacy and
    other teams when needed, communicate effectively on a wide variety of topics, and
    collaborate with a diverse group of individuals and organizations;
  • Reside in/be able to relocate to the Washington, DC metropolitan area; and
  • Is authorized to work in the United States.

Selection Process
The application deadlines for the Hepatitis B Policy Fellowship is September 30, 2019.
Applicants should submit materials electronically to hepbfellow@aapcho.org. Applications
should include the following materials:

  • A resume or CV providing information about educational background, professional
    employment and activities, professional publications and presentations, and public
    policy experience, particularly when related to hepatitis B/infectious diseases;
  • A statement of no more than 750 words addressing the applicant’s interests in the
    fellowship, career goals, contributions the applicant believes he or she can make as
    fellow in national policy, and what the applicant hopes to learn from the experience;
  • List two professional references from the applicant’s previous institution(s) or
    organization(s) who can comment on the applicant’s policy advocacy experience;
    and
  • Include desired salary (or range) for the position.

The Fellowship will include benefits, including health insurance and dental insurance. For
further questions regarding eligibility or to apply, please email hepbfellow@aapcho.org. No
phone calls or drop-ins.

About AAPCHO
The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) is a national
association of community health organizations serving Asian and Pacific Islander
communities in the United States, the U.S. territories, and the Freely Associated States.
AAPCHO’s mission is to promote advocacy, collaboration, and leadership to improve the
health status and access of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
(AANHPIs) primarily through our member health center clinics. Our vision is to establish a
standard of excellence for community-based health care that is equitable, affordable,
accessible, and culturally and linguistically appropriate to the people we serve.

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