The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) is a national initiative based out of the Department of Population, Family and Reproduction Health of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Our mission is to advance improvements in the health and well-being of children and families through research, measurement, and partnership with families, health care professionals, and policy leaders.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge about maternal and child health (MCH) related programs in the US as well as experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods for assessing health and engaging the MCH population/workforce. Specific experience related to early childhood development is preferred. Candidates must be comfortable working with data. Interest and ability to contribute to the implementation of new projects and passion for improving the health and well-being of all children and families is essential.
As part of a collaborative team, the Research Assistant will help in CAHMI efforts related to the National MCH Data Resource Center (DRC) and related efforts to assist in developing, implementing and advancing family-centered engagement tools for improving MCH outcomes in practice. Specifically, the Research Assistant will engage in the following:
Assist in preparing and double-checking data regarding child and family health.
Provide support for various tasks related to the DRC website, including researching and drafting content for new special topic portals.
Contribute to the marketing of the DRC website, including the identification of new audiences, updating and drafting documents, and targeted outreach with the CAHMI contacts database.
Help with the assembly of technical assistance manuals, and PowerPoint presentations.
Assist with literature reviews and identifying resources for a variety of projects, as needed.
Perform other related duties as required.
Other tasks include:
Coordinate across a range of colleagues, staff, contactors and partners in the ongoing development and maintenance of web-based data and patient engagement tools such as the CAHMI's National Maternal and Child Health Data Resource Center (www.childhealthdata.org) and Well Visit Planner (www.wellvisitplanner.org).
Partner in the creation of new collaborations and funding developments to further advance the work of the CAHMI. Write grant proposals and prepare, manage, track submissions, and ensure all necessary documentation, guidelines, and protocols are followed.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
Some related experience.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Knowledge of programs, policies, and data sources related to MCH, and specifically related to children with special health care needs (CSHCN) or early childhood development.
Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods for assessing health and engaging the MCH population/workforce.
Advanced computer skills required (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Access).
Experience with IT-based platforms.
Experience working with pediatric practices, health plans, or federal/state/local MCH programs.
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