Program Officer - Expanding Medication for OUD Initiatives
Vital Strategies, headquartered in New York City, is an international public health organization. Our programs strengthen public health systems and address the world’s leading causes of illness, injury and death. We currently work in 73 countries, supporting data-driven decision making in government, advancing evidence-based public health policies and mounting strategic communication campaigns. Vital Strategies’ priorities are driven by the greatest potential to improve and save lives. They include non-communicable disease prevention, cardiovascular health promotion, tobacco control, road safety, obesity prevention, epidemic prevention, environmental health, vital statistics systems building and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis treatment research. Our programs are concentrated in low- and middle-income countries and cities in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. Please visit our website at www.vitalstrategies.org to find out more about our work.
Vital Strategies offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. Vital welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment.
Vital Strategies has partnered with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to strengthen its response to the opioid overdose epidemic. MDHHS plays a critical leadership role in the state’s response to the drug overdose epidemic, including through partnerships with providers and community organizations to increase the use of medications for opioid use disorder. Vital Strategies will provide seconded staff to MDHHS to assist with access of medications for opioid use disorder. This position will be primarily responsible for executing and reporting on expanding access to agonist medications for opioid use disorder in the MDHHS opioids strategy, but also will assist with identifying and supporting new initiatives and opportunities that emerge through stakeholder engagement and interagency collaboration. Activities will include project management of priority initiatives, data collection and reporting, research, presentations, intra-departmental communication and coordination, and management and coordination with relevant external stakeholders.
The Secondee shall conduct work as if the Secondee were a full-time employee of the Participating Entity and shall have the following duties:
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