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CDC Traditional Food Sovereignty and Tribal Workforce Development Fellowship

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Oct 5, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control offers a one year fellowship in Albuquerque, New Mexico working with the Healthy Tribes Program. The program is designed to strengthen the public health infrastructure, promote cultural and traditional practices that support health and wellness, and integrate evidence-based chronic disease interventions to improve the health of tribal communities.

Learning objectives include:

  • Assist with researching, gathering, compiling, and developing resource reference materials to support the Healthy Tribes program mission
  • Identify and seek opportunities to increase the number of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students and professionals entering the public health workforce
  • Assist with planning, developing and implementing in-person and virtual learning platforms to share best practices, successful outcomes, and lessons learned with recipients of the Healthy Tribes Program's cooperative agreements and other audiences
  • Be immersed and coordinate with Healthy Tribes staff on topics including chronic disease prevention; data sovereignty, Indigenous evaluation methods; policy, system and environmental (PSE) changes; and community-clinical linkages (CCL)
  • Assist with developing new initiatives, supporting collaborations, and developing publications that contribute to improvements in health among AI/AN populations
  • Be immersed and gain knowledge and experience with essential public health functions, public health core competencies, and workforce development
  • Participate in staff meetings, division and center-wide meetings, conferences, and forums that highlight public health work in AI/AN settings

Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens with a bachelor's degree received within the last 60 months in one of the relevant fields:

  • Communications and graphics design
  • Environmental and marine sciences
  • Life, health, and medical sciences
  • Social and behavioral sciences
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Participants will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. The appointment will initially be for one year, but may be renewed up to 5 years contingent upon CDC recommendation and availability of funds.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application are available on the program website.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Culture and cultural competency · Environmental health · Food security and nutrition · Health workforce education and training · Policy · Public health · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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