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In alignment with the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) Strategic Plan and under the direction of the Deputy Director, Public Health Programs, the Program Manager is responsible for strategically leading the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Unit. This position will work to strengthen the agency's chronic disease prevention control and health promotion initiatives to reduce the burden of chronic disease and promote healthy living and health equity in suburban Cook County. Policy, systems and environmental approaches are key to the Unit addressing the racial, ethnic and other inequities in health outcomes. The Program Manager manages the overall day-to-day operations and personnel of the Unit.
· Master's degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Planning or health related field from an accredited college or university. (official transcripts due at time of interview)
· Eight (8) years of experience in public health.
· Five (5) five years of supervisory experience.
· Three (3) years of experience with grant management.
· Position requires moderate to heavy local travel for which the employee must possess a valid driver’s license and insured vehicle or otherwise provide an acceptable and reliable means of transportation.
· Must obtain ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 certifications within six (6) months of employment.
- Cultivates and supports linkages or partnerships with other major sectors and key stakeholders in public, nonprofit and private entities to increase awareness, drive action, and ensure accountability in efforts to reduce the burden of chronic disease, promote health and wellness, and address health inequities.
- Uses media, social media, advanced technologies, community networks and public relations concepts to communicate information.
- Serves as CCDPH’s liaison with local, state and national organizations on matters involving chronic disease prevention/control and represent the Department on advisory boards, work groups, taskforce and consortia for related initiatives.
- Develops and ensures implementation of an agency and community-wide strategic plan around chronic disease prevention control, including tobacco prevention and control and health promotion initiatives.
- Develops and implements evidence-based interventions, and conduct evaluation to ensure on-going feedback and program effectiveness.
- Applies a health equity lens to the development, execution and evaluation of programs.
- Translates and disseminates knowledge generated by research and evaluation for decision-making about policies, programs, grant-making, and related equities.
- Implements strategies to change policies of organizations and communities capable of affecting the health of suburban Cook County residents, especially those who are most impacted by adverse health outcomes.
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH & HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER