Public Health Program Manager, National Hypertension Initiative
Company: American Heart Association
Posted on: June 10, 2021
The National Hypertension Initiative is funded by the Department
of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of the Assistant
Secretary of Health, with funding from the Office of Minority
Health and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
The National Hypertension Initiative will improve COVID-related
health outcomes for highly impacted racial and ethnic minorities by
addressing hypertension as a key risk factor. The American Heart
Association (AHA) will provide technical assistance to HRSA-funded
health centers to increase provider and clinician engagement in
implementing evidence-based practices and will also include a
community integration component, as well as a national targeted
media and public education campaign. The American Heart Association
(AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Public Health Program
Manager, National Hypertension Initiative that will serve the
states of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri,
Nebraska, North Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The Manager
must be located in one of the assigned states.
The Public Health Program Manager is responsible for creating
and leading capacity building activities for assigned communities
in hypertension control and improved health related care. Manager
is also responsible for collaborating with and engaging a coalition
of key stakeholders/partners and for providing hands-on field
consultation, coaching and technical support through account
This is a full-time, benefits eligible grant funded position.
Current funding is approximately through December 2023.
- Identify, recruit, and mobilize local community partners and
key volunteers to implement and support the assigned area of focus
within the established public health action plan. Develop and
implement procedures, community engagement events and systems
support for priority areas (e.g., hypertension, social determinants
of health, cardiovascular disease)
- Research, identify, and build partner interests, strengths, and
capacity to engage with the AHA to effectively achieve the goals of
the National Hypertension Control Initiative. Channel partners such
as social, civic, health and/or faith-based organizations to the
best opportunities for building trusted relationships and
effectively working with and through volunteers.
- Ensure assigned organizations have access to the breadth and
depth of resources available from the AHA by leveraging resources,
tools and national center assets (e.g., communication, science,
advocacy, field resources). Utilize existing AHA materials,
products and recruitment tools or develop new tools and materials
as needed. Develop plans for disseminating or distributing
resources and tools through local/state or region communication or
social media assets.
- Establish, collect, and report on measurements of success, such
as program participant data, trends, and improvement or control of
hypertension. Assists in the development of appropriate reports,
evaluations, and data gathering as required.
- Develop and report project and partnership activities and
status. Provide evidence-based results to leadership as
- Bachelors's degree in Health Sciences, Business, Healthcare
Administration, Communication, Marketing, related field or
- Minimum of five (5) years of experience in public health
organization/mobilization, media/communications, or program
development and implementation.
- Minimum of three (3) years of experience working in
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively
with volunteers, staff, and the public as part of a team.
- Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex
projects in varying stages of development under time
- Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for the use of
technology and information systems.
- Exceptional oral and written communications skills.
- Must be able to travel daily approximately 50% and overnight
approximately 10% of the time. Please note that AHA staff
nationally are not traveling to the current pandemic, but travel
will resume once deemed safe for staff.
Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:
- Knowledge of health care systems, clinical settings, public
health, voluntary health organizations or nonprofit
- Experience in volunteer management.
- Bilingual, English/Spanish.
So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health
organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other
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diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our
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