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A complete application consists of:
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
If you have questions, send an email to HHSrpp@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.
*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis. This opportunity will be open until filled.
A research opportunity is currently available with the Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems (DHVECS), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) within the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) located in Rockville, Maryland.
HRSA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is the primary federal agency for improving access to high quality health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. MCHB is the one federal bureau responsible for improving the health of all America’s mothers, children, and families. We envision an America where all children and families are healthy and thriving, and where each child has a fair shot at reaching their fullest potential. The DHVECS supports improvements in the overall health and well-being of pregnant women and families with young children through evidence-based home visiting and early childhood systems. This fellowship is designed to: 1) provide an environment where a highly qualified, productive candidate will be able to learn and develop, 2) strengthen the evaluation and research capacity of DHVECS, and 3) promote the use of data to improve health equity and reduce health disparities.
The selected participant will collaborate with the Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems’ (DHVECS) Data and Evaluation Team to apply skills in performance measurement and statistical analyses to creative, applied learning projects using real data. This project requires the participant to maintain familiarity with specific performance data collected from state agencies for a large federal grant program that aims to improve maternal and child health outcomes and achieve health equity. DHVECS is currently assessing options to ensure performance data is reflective of diverse populations and can be used to better understand disparities in access to care and outcomes. This project focuses on the transformation of the performance measurement system to address health equity within home visiting programs and early childhood systems. Specific activities will include:
Learning Goals and Objectives:
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: Winter/Spring 2021
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and HHS. The initial appointment can be up to one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of HHS contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. A health insurance allowance and a travel/training allowance will be provided. No relocation allowance will be provided. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at HHS in the Rockville, Maryland, area. Participants do not become employees of HHS, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.
The qualified candidate should have received a master's degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing the degree and will reach completion by December 31, 2021. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.