Public Health Specialist

Public Health Specialist

Summary:

The Public Health Specialist provides educational and networking support to ensure that people, particularly in underserved communities, have access to medical coverage under Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. The Public Health Specialist creates outreach, marketing, social media, and other materials to improve public health and access to medical care particularly focusing on underserved communities.  The Public Health Specialist interacts with a network of organizations and citizens to achieve contract public health objectives.  The Public Health Specialist networks with groups and individuals to achieve public health objectives defined in the contract. 

Duties: 

Develop and facilitate health-focused partnership and networking opportunities between the faith community, community outreach organizations, and health-focused organizations.
Participate in community events, manage learning fairs, and network with community stakeholders to bring awareness and drive program participation.
Engage in national, regional, and state strategic communications to achieve contract goals/mission. 
Network with strategic partners at the region, state, and local level such as Medicaid partners, serving as an extension of services such as State Medicaid Agencies. 
Employ social media tactics, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social media vehicles to reach the organization’s target online audiences.
Develop talking points, programmatic briefings, key messages, and informational marketing media to achieve defined public health objectives.
Work directly with Medicaid recipients who may be impacted by the end of the “public health emergency” or for other public health events where interacting directly with recipients or potential recipients is required.
Keep records of activities and engagements for reporting purposes.
Stay current on best practices in public health engagement and outreach. 
 

Education:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or equivalent.

Experience
Strong human relations skills to communicate and work effectively with culturally diverse communities 
Passion for public health and ability of individuals to access medical care
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of best practices in public health and access to medical care. 
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. 
This is a remote position.  Travel may be required
Speaking a second language (in addition to English) is desirable. 
U.S. Citizenship is required for this position