Thursday, January 14, 2016
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Tobacco Prevention & Control Director and Portfolio Lead, Louisiana Public Health Institute - New Orleans, LA
The Portfolio Lead heads a statewide, comprehensive tobacco prevention and control portfolio that is primarily funded by a State excise tax on tobacco and designated for prevention and control efforts. This position’s primary responsibility is to ensure that this portfolio of projects effectively and efficiently accomplishes its goals through state of the art, multidisciplinary components implemented by staff, grantees and contracts throughout the state. In that role, the Lead must ensure that the portfolio’s efforts reflect current national, state and local expertise and perspectives. This position facilitates effective and efficient coordination with all tobacco prevention and control programs throughout Louisiana, including Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Program and the SCT. The Lead will also set and manage the strategic direction of the portfolio for sustaining current activities and development of future portfolio activities and engagements. Furthermore, the Portfolio Lead is a key LPHI position leading one of the Institutes’ major initiatives, and must coordinate closely with other internal and external population health and health systems initiatives. This position also serves on the overall LPHI Leadership Team. The Portfolio Lead reports directly to LPHI’s Chief Operating Officer and the LCRC Tobacco Prevention and Control Director. This position oversees all portfolio staff.
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Tobacco Treatment Specialist Position - North Carolina
The Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch (TPCB), NC Division of Public Health is seeking a Tobacco Treatment Specialist for an exciting new position to start in February/March 2016. The purpose of this position is to provide expert statewide training in tobacco treatment and technical assistance on quality improvement strategies in order to promote and institutionalize evidence-based tobacco use cessation interventions in health care systems and among clinical care providers. Evidence based tobacco cessation interventions are a part of a comprehensive tobacco control program, according to CDC's Best Practices.
A priority focus is on reaching disparate groups through health and community systems that serve populations most at risk for tobacco addiction such as low income, minorities, behavioral health and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and young people. The positon will work closely with case managers and providers in the safety net networks, behavioral health systems and providers, Medicaid providers, community health leaders, and local health departments. Additionally this position partners with the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services (MHDDSAS) and the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities in tobacco dependence systems change and training as needed.
The Tobacco Treatment Specialist will coordinate creation, organization and distribution of tools and resources on the TPCB website for health care and behavioral health care providers to integrate treatment services for tobacco users in hospital/clinic settings and employers and employees to provide treatment services for tobacco users within the workplaces; and assists with QuitlineNC administration such as review and presentation of QuitlineNC data. This position will be a part of the Branch's Tobacco Cessation Unit led by the Tobacco Cessation Director who oversees QuitlineNC. The positon also provides technical assistance in tobacco cessation initiatives to state and community partners, including CDC Regional Tobacco Control Managers. Salary is competitive.
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