9/17 Live Broadcast: Selecting State Health Improvement Plan Priorities

September 9, 2014



ADHS Job Alert: Tobacco CDC Grant Program Manager

August 28, 2014

Application Deadline is September 10, 2014 Click here for details.

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Registration Open: AZ Health Equity Conference

August 27, 2014

On behalf of the Arizona Health Equity Conference Planning Committee, we are pleased to announce that REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. This statewide conference will take place on Thursday, October 30th at the Glendale Civic Center. It will highlight the current health equity research and outreach taking place in Arizona, and will connect partners to promote new collaborations. Attendees will include physicians, nurses, researchers, clinicians, public health professionals, community health workers, social workers, and non-profit partners. Continuing education credits through AZPHA and GVAHEC are also being pursued. Spots are limited, and we have received high interest, so we highly encourage you to sign up as soon as possible. Please click on the conference website for the agenda, and share broadly.


Thank you!


Chara Chamie & Members of the Planning Team


Job Announcement: Nutrition & Physical Activity Programs Supervisor

June 17, 2014




invites applications for the position of:
Nutrition & Physical Activity Programs SupervisorAn Equal Opportunity Employer
OPENING DATE: 06/16/14
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
DEPARTMENT: Public Health
JOB TYPE: Classified/Full-Time
LOCATION: Phoenix, Arizona
SALARY: $23.03 – $35.65 Hourly
This position oversees the MCDPH Office of Nutrition and Physical Activity (ONPA) healthy eating and active living initiatives, including integrating health in local jurisdictional policies and strategies to increase access to healthy eating and active living in community and education environments.  Responsible for planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating multiple large scale nutrition and physical activity programs including SNAP-Ed, Dietetic Internship Program and Community Nutrition for the residents of Maricopa County.
Minimum Education and/or Experience:Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Public Policy, or closely related field. Three (3) years’ experience managing a multi-faceted nutrition or obesity prevention and control  program which includes experience in developing and implementing population-based healthy eating and active living approaches that incorporate policy, systems, and environment-based change strategies, including one (1) year of supervisory experience. Related education above a Bachelor’s degree may substitute for (non-supervisory) experience requirements on a year per year basis.


Specialized Training, Certifications, and/or Other Special Requirements:

Requires work in a public health, or community settings which include low income individuals of diverse cultures and backgrounds; contact with infants, children, and adults.  Hours are determined by the needs of the community which may include nights and weekends. Must have a valid unrestricted Arizona Driver’s License and reliable transportation. Participates in emergency response training as scheduled and must be available to respond as directed in the event of a public health emergency.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of health in all policies framework; food systems, early childhood education (ECE) and school-based health policies, practices, and quality improvement processes. Knowledge of policy prevention efforts that can inform decision making, planning, and zoning; federal, state and agency rules, regulations, and policies and procedures relative to grant outcomes. Knowledge of food access efforts that can inform and improve healthy food access for community systems; and current concepts and evidence-based strategies in effective nutrition, physical activity and health delivery programs across the social ecological model.  Skills in management and work leadership; applying prevention policy and environmental strategies and techniques to planning programs and projects; interpersonal relations; analyzing and evaluating a variety of nutrition and health data to identify problems and make adjustments to interventions and administration of public health delivery systems for health promotion and disease prevention. Ability to manage professionals. Ability to interface with the community. Good knowledge of personnel management. Ability to resolve program and performance problems. Excellent organizational and time management skills.  Problem-solving and decision-making skills; good communication skills. Ability to work as a team member, to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, clients, service providers, and staff. Ability to develop program goals and objectives, to organize, coordinate and meet objectives. Ability to speak and write effectively. Knowledge of fundamental principles, concepts, methods involved in nutrition. Knowledge of teaching methods applicable to nutrition education for low income and culturally diverse populations. Knowledge of research methods.


Preferred Education and/or Experience:

Master’s degree in Public Health, Nutrition, Public Policy, or related field and one (1) year of experience in developing and implementing population-based healthy eating and active living approaches including policy, systems, and environment-based change strategies Registered Dietitian (RD) with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


Preferred Training, Certifications and /or Other Special Requirements:

Requires work in a public health, or community settings which include low income individuals of diverse cultures and backgrounds; contact with infants, children, and adults. Hours are determined by the needs of the community which may include nights and weekends. Must have a valid unrestricted Arizona Driver’s License and reliable transportation.

Plans, organizes, develops, and directs internal and external partners including community capacity building.  Responsible for early care and education school health, food access, and community design initiatives specific to healthy eating and active living including the facilitation of collaboratives to advance implementation of preventative health strategies and meet agency performance measures; program implementation and evaluation; and applying evidence-based findings to overall approach. .  Provides staff, budget, management, and programmatic oversight for the multi-million dollar Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education Program (SNAP-Ed), the Dietetic Internship program, and other grants and County funded programs. Plans, directs, and oversees all aspects of strategic planning to meet community needs, ensuring compliance with regulations/standards. Develops, implements, and maintains a continuous improvement system for ONPA programs and services. Leads development and implementation of nutrition and physical activity public health approaches around policies, systems and environmental change, including Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) and community-wide collaborations. Negotiates program contracts, pursues potential funding sources for new grants, and conducts and coordinates program evaluation. Supervises and directs activities of ONPA staff ensuring strategic alignment with department, state, and federal healthy eating and active living initiatives. Manages and coordinates personnel issues relating to performance, disciplinary issues, conflict resolution, human resources, recruitment, evaluations, and human relations with advisement from appropriate County authority. Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with community partners to improve the nutritional status of Maricopa County residents; identifies opportunities for engagement among existing and new partners; represents the MCDPH in professional and community organizations; serves as liaison between the Department and community, professional, and other government agencies. Develops, implements, interprets, and monitors US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), and SNAP-Ed policies and procedures in collaboration with office staff, community agencies, county, and state entities.
The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be assessed based on evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a list provided by Human Resources. 

Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.

https://jobs.maricopa.govOUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
301 W Jefferson
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85003
602-506-3755 (staffed Mon-Fri, 8am – 5pm MST, excluding holidays)
Job #860NPAPS061314
It is the policy of Maricopa County not to discriminate in employment or the provision of services. Maricopa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process to eligible individuals requesting assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Special Announcement from Wayne Tormala

May 16, 2014



I have exciting news to share on the ASHLine front!


The University of Arizona’s Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (COPH), which houses the ASHLine, is launching a major initiative that signals a re-organization and shift in strategic direction.  As a core component in their commitment to promote disease prevention and achieve a high level of public health impact, the leadership of COPH is moving the ASHLine to be an integral part of the Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion (CRCPHP).  Tobacco cessation will remain as the core of the ASHLine mission, with the overall reach of the Center expanding into a comprehensive chronic disease management/prevention plan. In consort with the strategic directions of the ADHS Bureau of Tobacco & Chronic Disease, and in collaboration with nationally renowned experts in tobacco cessation and chronic disease management, the ASHLine and CRCPHP will continue moving towards public-private partnerships that will place an even greater emphasis on improving the health of all Arizona populations.


As you may have heard, this re-organization includes significant structural changes at the ASHLine, including a change in leadership and a new location whereby ASHLine will co-exist with other programs of CRCPHP.   I will be assisting in the re-organization efforts and strategic directions, and will provide periodic updates as they materialize.  In the meantime, please be assured that there will be no disruption in service in this core component of our common cause to reduce tobacco use in Arizona.


A special thanks goes to the COPH faculty in both Tucson and Phoenix, and in particular Dean Iman Hakim, Dr. John Ehiri and Dr. Cecilia Rosales for their strong leadership in forging ahead in the development of CRCPHP in manner that will integrate the work of ASHLine and amplify the collective efforts of both ADHS and our many partners and stakeholders across the state.


Thank you.





Wayne Tormala, Chief

Arizona Department of Health Services

Bureau of Tobacco & Chronic Disease

150 N. 18th Avenue, Suite 310

Phoenix, Arizona  85007-2602

Job Opening: Director, Center for the Advancement of Wellness

May 6, 2014


Job Family Descriptor: Regional Health Consultant (Director, Center for the Advancement of
PIN #: 34000779
Location: Office of the Chief Operating Officer
Travel Required
A Personnel Transaction Freeze Exception Request will be obtained if needed to comply with Governor
Mary Fallin’s Second Amended Executive Order 2011-11 issued April 19, 2012, prior to a job offer
being extended for this position. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United
States without visa sponsorship.

The bi-weekly hiring rate established for this position is $3,533.50.

Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, this position will oversee the
Center for the Advancement of Wellness.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
In coordination with related initiatives which are the Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan
Initiative, Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, Oklahoma Kit Kids Coalition;
develop a comprehensive vision for improved wellness in Oklahoma and provide leadership in the
development of
statewide and agency strategic plans. Utilize evidence-based and promising interventions to provide
leadership in the development of action plans for tobacco use prevention, obesity reduction, and
wellness that lead to specific health outcome improvement. Supervise and manage the day to day
activities of the Center for the Advancement of Wellness, including managing staff, ensuring the
proper utilization of resources to achieve desired results, adhering to federal, state
and agency policies, developing grants, budget documents and reports, and ensuring competency and
development of staff. Facilitate the development of effective collaborations and
partnerships, with a focus on improved wellness and the elimination of health disparities.
Consult and collaborate with relevant stakeholders, such as businesses, schools, non-profit and
voluntary agencies, state and local government, health care providers, health care and professional
organizations to develop and implement prevention strategies. Leverage financial and human
resources; and partnerships to accelerate, increase and expand the impact of wellness initiatives.
Oversee, assist and support efforts to identify, apply for, receive, and manage federal grant
funding. Work with Turning Point Coalition, local community health partners,
Communities of Excellence, and other community partners to enhance wellness. Assess the impact of
public policies, laws, and regulations on tobacco use prevention, obesity reduction and
wellness improvement; and translate policy into organizational plans, structures, and programs.
Represent the agency at the national and state level through participation in relevant
organizations and meetings. Participate in national and state work groups to facilitate
effective implementation of tobacco use prevention programs, obesity reduction and wellness
improvement; serve as the lead subject matter consultant to the agency on matters relating to
wellness activities. Act as a media spokesperson on
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behalf of the OSDH as appropriate and necessary.

Education and Work Experience:
Applicants must have a Masters degree in public health, public administration, behavioral or social
sciences, or a closely related field; 8 years of professional experience in a public health
setting, of which 3 years must have been in an administrative capacity with increasing
responsibility. Preference may be given to applicants with previous experience working in the
fields of chronic disease, obesity and/or tobacco prevention. Applicants must have experience
working with governmental agencies to include national, state, and local entities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and practices of public health and public health administration;
evidence-based practices related to obesity, tobacco use and chronic disease prevention.

Applicant must be skilled in budget development and management. Applicant must also demonstrate
strong oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with internal
and external partners, the public, other agencies, and advisory boards. Applicant must have the
ability to interpret needs and services into practical applications for program management,
establish collaborative relationships in order to advance public health goals, manage with limited
supervision is required.

Position requires possible response to public health emergencies including, but not limited to,
natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or catastrophic events. The Oklahoma State Department of
Health is
tobacco free. Employees are prohibited from using tobacco products throughout all indoor and
outdoor areas of premises under the control of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, in all
vehicles on those premises, and in state vehicles in use for OSDH business anywhere. Applicants may
be subject to a
background check.

How to Apply:
By closing time/date of the job posting, all applicants must ensure delivery of the required
documentation (as specified below) to demonstrate they meet the minimum qualifications.

Proof of education, certification, or licensure: Provide copies of an official diploma or
transcript in order to demonstrate possession of the expressed education from applicant’s resume or
the required education for the position; provide a copy of required certification and/or licensure.

Applicants with current or previous state service submit the following:

• a letter of interest that must include the title and PIN of the position;
• a resume;
• a copy of the last two completed performance evaluations (If you cannot meet this requirement,
then please provide an explanation with your application.); and
• proof of education, certification, or licensure required for the position before the closing


Email: PersonnelServices92A@health.ok.gov FAX: “Attn: Applications” at
(405) 271-4994 Mail: Office of Human Resources
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73117,
Applicants with no prior state service submit the following:

• a letter of interest that must include the title and PIN of the position;
• a resume; and
• proof of education, certification, or licensure required for the position before the closing


Email: PersonnelServices92A@health.ok.gov FAX: “Attn: Applications” at
(405) 271-4994 Mail: Office of Human Resources
Oklahoma State Department of Health 1000 NE 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73117,

“Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer”
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Press Release for Health Leadership Award Ceremony on February 15, 2014

January 17, 2014

Hello All,

Please find enclosed as an attachment in pdf our Press Release for our 5th Annual Health
Leadership Award Ceremony on 02/15/14.

We’d be delighted to see all of You then!

Albert Ortiz will be there and we intend to have a few of his ‘No-Smoking Art’ pieces on display as well.

Thank You for all You do to help promote tobacco control policy.

Happy New Year,

Philip J Carpenter, Executive Director

Arizonans Concerned About Smoking

(480) 733-5864 Office | (602) 751-0190 mobile | http://www.acasinc.org | http://www.AZSmokeFreeLiving.org |

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