Wisconsin Partnership Program Opportunity

CCHE would like to share an employment opportunity with the Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) ~

The Wisconsin Partnership Program is seeking a Program Officer for the Healthy Birth Outcomes Initiative. The WPP – created as a result of an endowment provided by Blue Cross/Blue Shield United of Wisconsin – represents a far-reaching commitment by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to improve health and well-being of Wisconsin residents through investments in research, education and community partnerships. Established in 2004, the WPP annually awards approximately $15 million of endowment income to public and community organizations and faculty through regular grant-making processes and funding initiatives. The awards support healthcare and prevention initiatives aimed at improving health status and promoting health equity in Wisconsin by engaging communities as partners.

The Program Officer reports to the Senior Administrative Program Specialist of the WPP and focuses on public and community health initiatives to address a wide range of health issues facing Wisconsin communities. A Bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree in public health, health education, public policy, or a related area is preferred.

Full position description details are available for this position vacancy listing (PVL) #87869 on the Office of Human Resources site, here.

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by September 12, 2016. *DEADLINE EXTENDED to September 26, 2016!*
Questions about this position may be directed to Tonya Mathison at tonya.mathison@wisc.edu or (608) 265-6688.

SAVE THE DATE – March 6th – Third Annual Dorothy Pearson Lecture on Equity and Social Justice

The Center invites you to save the date for the 3rd Annual Dorothy Pearson Lecture on Equity and Social Justice on March 6, 2014 at 4:30pm in Varsity Hall, Union South. The lecture is entitled, ‘Aisht Ahalaia – Loving Responsibility: Creating Innovative Methods and Sustainable Health Promotion Approaches to Address Historical Trauma in Indian Country.’

Karina L. Walters, MSW, Ph.D (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) will speak about the concept of historical trauma and how effects from a traumatic event experienced by a community can persist across generations. American Indian and community discourse suggests that historical trauma can play a role in present-day health inequities, and Dr. Walters will present two research projects with innovative approaches to historical trauma and health equity research.

Learn more about this lecture series in the UW School of Social Work, here.