Tag Archives: Global & Public Health

Vermont Business Highlight: THINKMD

Expanding Access to Healthcare for Everyone, Everywhere

THINKMD was founded in 2014 as a social impact Benefit Corporation to develop solutions to eliminate premature deaths, which is in part a consequence of a growing shortage of healthcare professionals and systemic challenges in healthcare delivery. Founded by two physicians, they envision a world where innovative approaches, systems and knowledge can lead to new disruptive approaches to expanding global access to healthcare for everyone, everywhere. As a benefit corporation, they take a market-driven approach to achieving social impact. They believe social enterprises have the potential to be more innovative, efficient, and effective in achieving financially sustainable systems-level change. They believe that they must deliver the highest quality technology supported by sustainable financial models—only then will they create lasting systematic change that achieves their global mission.

Their team includes clinicians, engineers, data scientists, strategists, and global health specialists. They utilize an integrative development approach to develop novel technology to change healthcare delivery, and leverage critical public health data that will improve clinical outcomes, surveillance, and healthcare management globally.

They’re looking for passionate people that are committed to finding solutions that address challenging global health problems.

While they have a global impact, they are based in Burlington! Check out their open positions. Great opportunity for CS students with an interest in global and public health!

Health Communication Associate at CommunicateHealth, Inc.

Are you a motivated self-starter with excellent organizational skills and a strong interest in health communication? Does your eye for detail apply whether you’re coordinating schedules, crafting a social media post, or capturing meeting notes? Are you comfortable holding all the pieces of a project and can follow-up on action items with colleagues to see tasks through to completion?

Then consider working at CommunicateHealth, Inc. CommunicateHealth is a mission-based consulting company that helps public and private sector organizations simplify health information. They design healthcare services, personal health tools, public health and emergency communications, and innovative interactive media. They employ a talented team of plain language writers, designers, developers, and usability specialists dedicated to creating health information and services that are attractive and easy to use. They’re committed to making a difference in the world and in the lives of their employees.

Does this sound like a good fit for you? Learn more in Handshake.

Fellowship at Boston Health Care for the Homeless

Since 2006, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) has been welcoming the country’s most promising young leaders into the BHCHP “family,” initially through their participation in AmeriCorps/Community HealthCorps, and now through the BHCHP Fellowship.

Fellows serve as full-time health educators, case managers, and care coordinators, assisting patients navigating the complexities of the health care and social service system; increasing patients’ access to care; and providing translation services and health education.

Fellows provide services to patients who may identify as: low income; immigrant; differently abled; transgender; survivors of domestic violence and/or community violence; single-head of household; and illiterate/limited literacy.

Fellows’ service helps to reduce the barriers to care by: connecting patients to health benefits programs; providing health education services; and making referrals for support services.

Learn more in Handshake.

Global Neurology Program Coordinator at University of Rochester Center for Health + Technology

Application deadline April 11th!

The University of Rochester’s Global Neurology program is engaged in clinical care, medical education, and research in sub-Saharan Africa. In partnership with African non-governmental organizations and institutes of higher education, they seek to decrease the morbidity and mortality of common neurologic disorders in the region. Key activities include capacity building endeavors and discovery aimed at elucidating contributors to neurologic disease and neuro-disability. Research activities encompass a range of conditions and span investigations into the clinicopathological underpinnings of disease through to studies of health sector performance and challenges.

Position responsibilities include:

  • General administrative support for ongoing epidemiological studies, clinical trials and collaborative US-Zambia post graduate training programs
  • Assistance with grant application development and submission
  • Supervised protocol development and subsequent leadership roles in staff training for implementation
  • Assistance with assuring compliance related to both US and African regulatory requirements
  • Scientific writing and/or analyses for publication online and in peer-review journals

Position benefits include:

  • Field experience working in the health sector in sub-Saharan African within the context of a well-established, multifaceted program
  • Working closely with US leaders in global health and top African academics
  • Learning how to partner effectively to develop and execute relevant, high-priority research studies in lower and lower-middle income, tropical settings
  • Gaining familiarity with the key stakeholders and actors in the global health arena
  • An opportunity to become a published author in leading peer-reviewed journals

Bachelor’s degree required. Two year commitment preferred. Start in August 2018 preferred. The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply in Handshake!

Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Internship Applications Open in Handshake!

Application deadline: February 23, 2018

Interested in a cohort internship focused on social impact and sustainability? Then check out Middlebury’s Social Impact Corps!

The Middlebury Social Impact Corps (MSIC) (formerly known as Ambassador Corps) program connects students to social change with unique global internship opportunities. A select cohort of Middlebury College students are chosen and matched with a social enterprise or NGO for an 8-week summer internship in the Bahamas (Island School) or Peru (Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development).

Learn more here.

There are two opportunities available to apply for – click on the links below to get to the Handshake posting and apply:

  • Middlebury Social Impact Corps 2018 Summer Internship -Cape Eleutheuthra Institute – This year’s Middlebury Social Impact Corps (MSIC) participants will be partnering with Cape Eleuthera Island School, using their campus as a classroom to tackle the challenges of social and environmental impact and sustainability. Participants will be placed in one of two tracks, based on experience and interest. The tracks include The Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), and The Cape Eleuthera Institute in Marine Conservation.
  • Middlebury Social Impact Corps 2018 Summer Internship – Andean Alliance – This year’s Middlebury Social Impact Corps (MSIC) participants will be partnering with the Andean Alliance (AASD) on their ongoing investigations with small scale farmers in the highlands of Peru. This year’s study will continue to explore the challenge that farmers face getting local products to market. Using a mixed methods research approach, students will gather information from both the community and market to create a deliverable that will allow the AASD to help farmers face this challenge.

Privilege and Poverty Addison County Internship – Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects

Calling all First-Years, Sophomores and Juniors! Internship application deadline: March 7th at 11:55 pm

Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) is a private non-profit poverty relief organization serving residents of Addison County, Vermont. Their mission is “to improve the lives of low income people in Addison County, Vermont, by helping them to identify and secure the resources needed to meet their own basic needs.” Those resources may include government assistance programs, private financial help, increased knowledge and skills in the areas of budgeting, food preparation, and much more. HOPE is not an organization that provides a static set of options, rather we work to fill unmet needs. They don’t tell people “this is what we have”, rather they ask “what do you need?”

Read the full internship posting in Handshake.

“The intern would spend most of his or her time in direct contact with our clients. The position would include staffing the reception desk, triaging clients and other visitors, writing vouchers for laundry, gasoline, and medical prescriptions, signing people in to use the Food Shelf, making referrals, and assisting with the various day to day clerical tasks and other office responsibilities. S/he may be called to assist in the creation of cooking demonstrations using locally grown produce. The intern would be invited to design a special project with the director, and would be given the time to complete that project during the internship.

The intern will learn about the extent of poverty in the community, will learn about the interface of various community programs addressing poverty, the programs and services available, and the many issues related to poverty. The intern will increase skills in communication and gain exposure to a very wide range of people, including those with substance abuse and mental health disorders.

The intern will work at HOPE for a minimum of four 8 hour days, from 8 am to 4:30 pm, with a 30 minute break for lunch. The remaining 3 hours of the weekly 35 may be spent at HOPE, in the field with a HOPE staff member, or reading on poverty issues.

The intern will need to have basic computer skills, customer service skills, and ability to interact with a wide variety of people in a non-judgmental manner, the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, and the ability to lift 25 pounds on a frequent basis. Must be able to travel from campus to HOPE each day.”

Funding is provided by the Center for Community Engagement and the stipend is approximately $3,500.

Summer 2018 Global Engagement Opportunity

Check out this 3-week practicum/internship experience in sustainable development at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP) in Jamked, India!

Students majoring in Global and Public Health, Human Services/Social Work, Anthropology, Sociology, and Women and Gender Studies are encouraged to apply. The course will begin on July 10, 2018 and conclude on July 30, 2018.

The Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP) in Jamkhed, Maharashtra, India, has been working among the rural poor and marginalized for over 40 years. By partnering with village communities and expanding upon local knowledge and resources, CRHP aims to effectively meet the immediate and long-term needs of these groups, especially women. With values of compassion, justice, respect, and trust, CRHP works to empower people, families, and communities regardless of caste, race, or religion through integrated efforts in health and development. CRHP was one of the first programs to utilize Village Health Workers (VHWs), local women trained in basic healthcare and community development, a highly successful public health approach that has been emulated worldwide. The work of CRHP has been recognized by the WHO and UNICEF, and has been introduced to countries across the world.

CRHP provides a field experience designed to orient students to various areas of global public health work (community-based participatory practice, maternal and child health, sanitation, environmental health, communicable and non-communicable diseases, rural development, etc.) through observation and practice. Student learning will be further guided and enhanced through field experiences, readings, as well as discussions/seminars. The goal of this practicum is to provide the student with an overview of public health work in a cross cultural, global setting and an exposure to a wide range of experiences in the field. The practicum serves to integrate course work from the students’ home institution with active learning experiences at CRHP. The fee of $1700 covers all living expenses, transportation, and excursions in India and is due by May 1, 2018.

To apply, please email your resume and contact information for two academic referecnes to info@jamkhed.org, indicating why the practicum at CRHP is of interest to you. Students will be accepted until the course is full.