Seconded Senior Technical Advisor, Syringe Service Access, Pennsylvania Department of Health
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.
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Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Technical Advisor – Syringe Service Access, seconded to the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP). Syringes are currently criminalized as drug paraphernalia in Pennsylvania, which severely limits the expansion of syringe service programs (SSPs) as a lifesaving public health intervention. The DOH has determined a critical need to establish a legal pathway for SSP throughout Pennsylvania, as a key intervention to reduce overdose deaths. The Senior Technical Advisor will assist the DOH with strategic planning and coordination of the agency’s activities related to syringe authorization and the implementation of legal SSPs.
The Secondee shall conduct work as if the Secondee were a full-time employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Health and shall have the following duties:
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