*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The mentor will be reviewing applications as they are submitted, and this posting could close before the deadline.
An opportunity is available with the Division of Overdose Prevention (DOP), within the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Prevention Programs and Evaluation Branch (PPEB) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
CDC’s DOP leads injury prevention efforts by using science and data to understand drug overdoses and their related harms, and to develop evidence-based prevention solutions that work. Our mission is to save lives, prevent suffering, and help reduce healthcare costs. The Division’s priority is to monitor, prevent, and reduce harms associated with drug use, misuse, and overdose.
Joining DOP, the selected participant will be trained in the Prevention Programs and Evaluations Branch (PPEB) on the Applied Prevention Science Team to support several drug overdose prevention programs. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant’s training activities will be in:
Scientific Support for CDC- Funded Recipients (state and local health departments):
- Training to engage funded partners to offer scientific technical assistance for drug overdose prevention
- Intensive training experience on the intersection of science and program
- Plan, analyze and synthesize data related to social determinants of health and drug overdose prevention
- Learn to engage directly and collaborate with external and internal stakeholders.
Development of Scientific Products:
- Training in the development in a variety of scientific products to disseminate drug overdose prevention program success and innovations
- Training in the development of programmatic resources and reports such as abstracts, peer-reviewed publications and internal scientific support products.
If you have questions, send an email to ORISE.CDC.NCIPC@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.