Health Communicator (Part-time)

  • IHRC, Inc.
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Oct 14, 2018
Professional Services

Job Description

IHRC, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is the policy of IHRC, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran or disability status and to take affirmative action in accordance with applicable laws and Executive Orders.


IHRC, Inc. provides scientific, information management, management consulting, bioinformatics, and administrative program support to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other Federal and private sector clients. The successful candidate will be a part-time employee of IHRC, Inc., and will be assigned to the Parasitic Diseases Branch (PDB), Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria (DPDM), Center for Global Health (CGH), at the CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA, to provide scientific support.

SCOPE OF WORK

The Health Communicator (Part-time) will provide scientific support services to enable the Parasitic Diseases Branch (PDB) to accomplish its program objectives.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Create required educational materials to improve healthcare provider understanding of parasitic diseases including NPIs so they can better diagnose and treat patients.
  • Create educational materials to improve patient and community understanding of NPIs and other parasitic diseases designed to teach people what they can do to prevent, treat, and manage these diseases.
  • Develop guidelines and health information materials designed to educate the community about NPIs and other parasitic conditions to assist in protecting people form these health threats.
  • Accelerate efforts to control and eliminate NPIs and other parasitic conditions by improving the effectiveness of tools and approaches for prevention, treatment, diagnosis, or control/elimination.
  • Support analysis of resulting data and information to assist in decision making for future strategies.
  • Work with CDC Grantees to assist them in the development of Health Communications materials for this purpose and to provide technical assistance in the development of materials or ideas designed to increase awareness and understanding of parasitic diseases among physicians and the public.

Specifically, the Health Communicator (Part-time) will support the PDB Health Communications team and Subject Matter Experts as follows:
  • Provide advice, subject matter knowledge, and support in the planning and developing of communication and marketing materials, strategies, press releases, kits, campaigns, fact sheets, continuing medical education (CME) course work materials and tests, and advocacy documents for parasitic conditions and infections.
  • Write/edit, create, and layout health communication materials, continuing medical education materials, tests, and forms, qualitative surveys, and other related documents.
  • Liaise with subject matter experts (SMEs) and senior leaders across PDB in order to provide guidance and support in health communications efforts.
  • Develop written materials with effective communication and directed marketing designed for a variety of audiences or a specific audience including professional and lay audiences as well as underserved populations and populations at risk.
  • Serve as health communications and marketing content expert and advisor in the development of materials for programs, projects, or initiatives for various audiences.
  • Provide support for creating, testing, and disseminating science-and audience-based products, tools, and messages (i.e., via written, electronic, and audiovisual formats).
  • Contribute to the development of materials and strategies for state, regional, or national public health communication initiatives.
  • Create materials for Web audience to describe parasitic conditions, prevention, treatment, and guidance on management.
  • Liaise with other CDC communicators, communication staff, SMEs and CDC Grantees on the development of health communications items. This may require occasional local travel between CDC Atlanta campuses.

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