Full-Time Job Opportunity: New Orleans Health Department Health & Equity Strategist

June 1, 2017 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

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The New Orleans Health Department is seeking a full-time Health and Equity Strategist to lead the Health Department’s efforts to eliminate health disparities and ensure health for all in New Orleans. This endeavor requires visionary leadership and an ability to work within the NOHD, with other City Departments and with community partners to broaden the understanding of what creates health in New Orleans.  The Health and Equity Strategist will utilize the NOHD’s Equity Framework as a starting point to conduct structural analysis of policies and practices and to develop a “health in all polices” work plan that focuses on the social determinants of health.  In addition, this position will direct the NOHD violence prevention programs and staff which include community violence prevention, youth violence prevention, school-based and trauma-informed initiatives including restorative justice and positive behavioral support programs (PBIS) and NOHD’s community response to domestic violence.

Job Responsibilities:

Champion racial equity and social justice, developing strategies to explicitly address the health impacts of racism, poverty and gender discrimination.
Build capacity and infrastructure to promote equity within the NOHD divisions and programs.

  • Facilitate the department’s Health Equity Action Team (HEAT), a cadre of staff leading equity-focused organizational improvement initiatives.
  • Develop health equity trainings and professional development opportunities for NOHD staff and community partners.
  • Support NOHD staff in re-focusing existing programs through an equity lens and developing new programs to reduce health disparities.
  • Develop communications strategies to build awareness and understanding of the NOHD’s equity framework across City Departments.
  • Engage community partners across the city in strategies to promote equity.
  • Promote systems, structural and policy changes that enable health for all.
  • Build cross-sector partnerships to address the social determinants of health.
  • Leverage data to make the case for health equity and to measure improvements in health outcomes.
  • Engage City and community agencies and leaders in conversations and action to increase community voice in the development of violence prevention strategies.
  • Supervise and guide the NOHD’s violence prevention programs, supporting program staff and fostering collaboration to develop joint prevention strategies to address multiple forms of violence
  • Pursue funding opportunities in support of Health Department priorities

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Please submit a resume and cover letter to Human Resources jdbell@nola.gov

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