Injury Prevention Specialist - Alaska Division of Public Health

LOCATION: Anchorage, AK

CLOSING DATE: January 14, 2019


JOB #: 13470

POSTED: December 28, 2018


The following posting is open to Alaska Residents:

The Unintentional Injury Prevention Specialist in the Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is fully accountable and independently responsible for technical consultation and advisory services for Alaska Injury Prevention Programs focusing within one or more public health injury prevention specialty areas.

  • Preventing falls;
  • Bike and pedestrian safety;
  • Drowning prevention;
  • Poison control.

To learn more about all of the programs in the Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, please visit our website at
Under the direction of the Injury Prevention Coordinator, the job duties of this position include:

  • Serve as a technical consultant and specialist for internal and external programs, sections, divisions, and partners.
  • Provide consultation and assistance to partners to increase their ability to interpret and utilize surveillance data for program planning and evaluation purposes.
  • Provide consultation, training, and technical assistance to a variety of public, private, military, nonprofit, local service provider agencies, and federal, state, and local governmental agencies on evidence-based public health intervention strategies for unintentional injury prevention.
  • Remain current and expand expertise by continuously reviewing scientific literature and research.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative evaluation such as needs assessments, literature reviews, and assessments to interpret and summarize in presentations or reports for public health and policy recommendations. This will include developing systems to collect, analyze and report epidemiological, medical, and clinical data from complex medical documentation from Medicaid/Medicare, health records, and other identified sources.
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to statewide surveillance system coordinators to interpret and utilize surveillance data for program planning and evaluation purposes.
  • Lead in the design, development and implementation of new and innovative population-based strategies and programs to determine effectiveness, appropriateness, and feasibility of large-scale implementation in Alaska.
  • Monitor and identify disparities in surveillance and evaluation results, and communicate them to internal and external partners
  • Identify broad specialty area training needs and delivery methods across a variety of settings and sectors, including but not limited to health systems, schools, early childhood education settings, community professionals, and worksite leaders statewide.
  • Prepare or collaborate with others to prepare funding applications to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or other funding agencies, submit progress reports, serve as a point of contact for funding agencies.
  • Provide input and consultation on strategic planning by recommending intervention strategies that address priority populations and the general public.

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