Graduate Assistant

Hours 10-20 hours per week, flexible. Usually 15 hours/week.

> Time will be split between 2 roles:
> 1)  The Graduate Assistant will work on a research project aimed at amplifying and evaluating evidence-based vaccine information on social media and continuing the work of the Health Communication Volunteer Corps.  Work will involve drafting posts and sending emails to HCVC members, attending HCVC meetings and conducting trainings of new members. Spanish is a plus!
> HCVC on Facebook
> HCVC on Instagram

Here is write up about us in GW Today

2) The Graduate Assistant will assist Dr. Lorien Abroms in the running of the Office of Phd/MS Studies. This includes creating a database to track students through these programs and tracking students, assisting in the development of new PhD programs and associated classes, scheduling meetings for the PhD and MS directors, and assisting in the development of common admissions practices and awarding of PhD funding packages.

> If interested, please email me a brief cover letter and CV to

Director of Policy for Prevent Child Abuse California (PCACA) and the California Family Resource Association (CFRA)

Our client, the Child Abuse Prevention Center (CAP Center), is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as the Director of Policy for Prevent Child Abuse California (PCACA) and the California Family Resource Association (CFRA). This individual will be responsible for policy (legislative activities and advocacy for the CAP Center) and for CFRA’s membership (leadership, operations, oversight, effectiveness, and sustainability).


The Director of Policy is the chief policy leader for the organization, working directly with the legislature, the executive branch, Family Resource Center partners, and advocacy collaborations. The Director is responsible for developing a policy platform, initiating legislation, strategic partnerships, and budget proposals. This position is also responsible for CFRA’s membership (including internal and external communications, identifying emerging needs and opportunities for the association and its members, and ensuring member satisfaction, retention, and growth).


The Director of Policy works directly with Board of Directors’ Policy Committee. The Director supervises the CFRA Project Manager and the Communications Specialist. The Director of Policy reports directly to the CEO. The CFRA Project Manager and the Outreach and Communications Coordinator report directly to the Director of Policy.




CFRA’s Vision: A strong, cohesive network that promotes the success and well-being of families in all California communities.


CFRA’s Mission:

  • Connect family resource centers and allied organizations, networks, and community leaders in a member-driven, statewide network.
  • Convene family-strengthening leaders for networking and working toward a shared vision.
  • Communicate the value of family resource centers, networks, and programs and policies that strengthen families to policymakers and to the state.

The California Family Resource Association ( is a statewide membership association representing the 500 Family Resource Centers, Family Strengthening Networks, and other member organizations throughout California. CFRA is managed and supported as a program of the Child Abuse Prevention Center. The CFRA works collaboratively with its membership to move children and families to the forefront of policymaking in California.

The Child Abuse Prevention Center (CAP Center) is a statewide training, education research, and resource center dedicated to strengthening children, families, and communities. The CAP Center ( was founded in 1977 and began as one small organization local to Sacramento County. Since then, it has adopted multiple agencies, evolving into a unique blend of agencies, each taking a separate approach to child abuse prevention locally and statewide. The CAP Center prevents child abuse and neglect through four core strategies: Advocacy, Education, Health, and Safety.

Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) California is the state agency of the national Prevent Child Abuse America ( It operates statewide, providing home visitation, parenting education, and other prevention services directly to children and families throughout the state.




It is expected that the Director will achieve the following by the end of the first year (in implementation order):


  • Within the first 30 days…
    • will have met with staff and, with supervisor’s consultation, prioritized major stakeholders and begun building relationships and an understanding of communication needs.
    • will have developed a clear understanding of the position’s priorities and laid out a 90-day plan.
  • Within the first year…
    • will be effectively coordinating and conducting legislative visits and supporting Family Resource Centers to participate in visits and otherwise engage their legislators.
    • will have established a calendar of network convenings.
    • will have added 50 new members.
  • At the end of the first year…
    • will be seen as an effective advocate for CFRA and a valued member of the team and of the CAP Center Management Team.


Professional Experience

  • Policy advocacy, legislative affairs or policy experience, preferably in human services and in California
  • Experience in health and human services, social services, public health, or related consumer-focused field
  • Experience in a membership-based organization a plus


  • Strong verbal skills and articulate communication skills
  • Track record of building collaborative and effective business relationships
  • Solid writing skills


  • Degree or experience in social work, public health, health and human services, or social services preferred

    Culture: Values, Work Style, Personal Traits, Attributes, Characteristics

  • Values-driven (strong families, strong communities)
  • Staff and family-oriented
  • Statewide reach




This position is located in Sacramento, the capital of California and the county seat of Sacramento County. Sacramento is located at the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers and is connected to the San Francisco Bay by a channel through the Sacramento River Delta. The Mediterranean climate is characterized by damp, mild winters and hot, dry summers. Sacramento is a place where different interests, tastes and lifestyles abound, with something to accommodate all.

The city of Sacramento is the cultural and economic center of the Sacramento metropolitan area, the fourth largest city in California and the 25th largest in the U.S. Local universities include California State University, the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, and the University of California, in nearby Davis. The UC Davis Medical Center, a world-renowned research hospital, is one of 19 hospitals in the Sacramento region.

The Sacramento region is experiencing a profound shift in its competitive position, in large part due to an influx of entrepreneurs, businesses, creative professionals, and remote workers looking to escape costly urban living. The Greater Sacramento Area is a top employer in life sciences and health services. As part of the agriculturally rich Central Valley, Sacramento is at the forefront of agritech innovation and is considered America’s Farm-to-Fork capital.

Sacramento is also home to the NBA Sacramento Kings, the Sacramento River Cats (the San Francisco Giant’s AAA baseball team), and the Sacramento Republic FC, a USL Professional soccer team. The Golden 1 Center, a high-tech basketball and entertainment arena and the home of the Kings, opened in 2016, starting a downtown renaissance.

The Crocker Art Museum is one of the leading art museums in California. Plans are underway for the development of an adjacent park into a public, art-focused gathering place. The Sacramento metropolitan area boasts more than 200 parks, four public golf courses, and is known for outdoor recreation including hiking, skiing, canoeing, kayaking, running, and biking.

The world-renowned Napa Valley is an hour’s drive away. San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and more than a dozen ski resorts are less than a two-hour drive from Sacramento. Sacramento International Airport handles non-stop flights to and from approximately thirty U.S. destinations (including Hawaii), as well as Canada and Mexico.


The competitive compensation package includes a salary of $125,000. The position is also eligible for employer-paid health insurance and a 401(k) retirement plan.

Pre-screened, selected candidates will be invited for an initial interview in Sacramento, CA, with the Search Committee, on Thursday, October 21, 2021, with second interviews the following morning.


For confidential consideration, at your earliest convenience and no later than close of business on October 4, 2021, please email your chronological resume (to include description and size of current/prior organizations and responsibilities) and compensation expectations to:

We strongly encourage and welcome applications from all qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, gender identity and expression, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

Thank you for your interest.


Ms. Tiffany Frisa, Client Services Associate


Director of Research & Investigation

Physicians for Human Rights currently has an opening for Director of Research & Investigations.

Role Description

The director of research and investigations has internal- and external-facing responsibilities, primarily focused on the management and oversight of existing research and investigations program areas and new program development within the organization’s framework of investigating, documenting, and advocating to prevent human rights violations. This position works closely with the director of programs and other team members to chart PHR’s future growth and strategic vision.  This is a full-time position and will require frequent travel to conduct fact-finding investigations and advocacy, and the capacity to work flexible hours to respond to crises and urgent situations.

How to Apply

Please combine your cover letter and resume as a pdf or word document and send it to Please indicate “Last Name/First Name, Director of Research & Investigations” in the email subject line.

A complete application consists of:

  • A thoughtful cover letter explaining why you are qualified for/interested in this position with PHR.
  • Resume/curriculum vitae.

Only complete applications in the format requested sent to will be considered.


Internship Opportunity: DCPCA’s
Emergency Preparedness program
DC Primary Care Association’s Quality Improvement Department provides technical assistance and
training to health centers in DC and Maryland to support improvements in patient access, operational
excellence, and health outcomes. Through our partnerships with experienced experts, we develop and
facilitate training sessions, conferences, on-site technical assistance, and learning collaboratives to
accelerate the use of evidence-based best practices. Through the QI department, DCPCA offers an
Emergency Preparedness (EP) program for our member health centers in the District.
DCPCA member health centers have been at the front lines of the pandemic for over 17 months. They
have administered more than 72,000 vaccines and 71,000 COVID-19 tests while maintaining
preventative and primary care services for their patients. This is an exciting opportunity for someone
who is interested in supporting health centers in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and build
long-term capabilities for emergency planning and response for other incidents (e.g., active shooter,
mass casualty, natural disaster).
If interested in the internship opportunity described below, please contact DCPCA Director of Quality Improvement , Megan Loucks ( Please note the following:
• We are seeking professionals completing Master’s Degrees in a related field.
• A stipend is available, depending on intensity and duration of time invested.
• Minimum length of time preferred is 3 months.
• This is a remote position. Applicants must have access to a computer and Wifi.

Overview of DCPCA’s Emergency Preparedness Program
DCPCA’s Emergency Preparedness Program offers health centers support focused on two primary
• Share best practices and resources to improve health center capacity to prepare and respond to
• Facilitate monthly Emergency Preparedness Task Force (EPTF) Peer Group of health
center staff.
• Conduct trainings and exercises.
• Provide one-on-one technical assistance.
• Connect health center to EP resources.
• Improve coordination and connection with District-wide EP stakeholders to enhance health
center capacity for EP:

• Build partnerships with DC Health-Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
Administration (HEPRA).
• Identify aggregate FQHC needs and communicate findings to District EP personnel.
• Represent health centers at Health and Medical Coalition (HMC) and workgroups to
ensure health center representation and integration.

Internship Opportunities
COVID-19 Support (5 hours a week)

• COVID-19 Newsletter – summarize key resources and news from past weeks regarding COVID-
19 response of highest relevance to health center audience. Track changes, updated resources

and tools, and webinars and trainings and communicate to members via Newsletter.
• COVID-19 Vaccination Brief – identify District and HRSA vaccine program updates, additional
resources, health centers in the news, and webinars and trainings related to COVID-19 vaccines
for weekly brief.
• COVID-19 Trend Report – assist DCPCA Emergency Preparedness Specialist create monthly
trend reports of aggregated COVID-19 data – vaccines administered, staff vaccinated, testing,
Emergency Preparedness Task Force Peer Group/Learning Collaborative (2
hours a week)
• Contribute to the meeting agenda and develop meeting materials (e.g., PowerPoint, resources,
• Identify subject matter experts to join meetings and provide trainings.
• Document meeting notes.
Resource and Information-Sharing Platform (3 hours a week)
• Assist with platform set up.
• Compile emergency preparedness and response resources appropriate for the health centers.
• Engage emergency preparedness leads to use the platform through the EPTF Peer Group.

Research Internship

Job description: Perform research tasks under general supervision of PI. Tasks may include: contribute to write computational tools’ scripts and tutorials, maintain online resources, and write scientific reports. The research will focus on investigating microbila physiology traits.  Undergraduate students with basic programming skillset and interest in omics data science are preferred.

Pay range: $15.5-$19/hour

 Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Rahnavard:

Healthcare Strategy/Policy Analyst

Med Claims Compliance Corporation (MCC) is changing how healthcare is delivered, processed and paid. By leveraging our AI-enabled technology, healthcare providers can focus on quality care for patients while ensuring accurate and complete documentation, coding, and compliance. You will have an opportunity to support the designing and building of products and solutions from the ground up in an entrepreneurial culture. What makes MCC special is our dynamic team. We offer competitive salaries and health insurance.
The Healthcare Strategy/Policy Analyst serves an important role in the strategic framework  development for Med Claims Compliance Corporation, supporting enterprise strategy, research,
and government policy efforts.
• Works collaboratively in a team-based environment, is the analytic lead in the
assessment and understating of internal business dynamics, external market drivers,
and the quantification of current offerings and future opportunities.
• Responsible for research efforts, including collecting and synthesizing information from a
variety of sources, routine ad hoc reporting, interpreting findings, and tracking
• Assists with the development and monitoring of business plans, operational
improvement initiatives, and financial analysis spanning the current and future
continuum of service offerings and markets across the US.
• Conduct primary and secondary qualitative and quantitative research.
• Analyze health policy documents to determine direct business implications.
• Contribute to the development and delivery of projects to the Chief Strategy Officer for
government payor audiences.
• Draft written summaries, white papers, and PowerPoint presentations.
• Regularly act as project manager responsible for meeting deadlines and stewarding
projects to successful completion.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor‘s degree in Business, Finance, Health Services Administration, Economics,
Health Policy or Political Science required.
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required.
• Highly motivated, detail-oriented complex problem solver, with an ability to manage
multiple initiatives simultaneously.
• Exceptionally strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills required.
• Good working knowledge of healthcare and related issues.
• Advanced research skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Sound analytic, problem solving, and quantitative skills.
• Customer service oriented and solution-focused bias to action.
• Proven team player; strong relationship building skills both internally and externally.
• High level of initiative coupled with quick learning ability.

• Three years of quantitative analytic experience required, healthcare consulting, market
research and analysis, or financial analysis preferred.
• A Masters‘ Degree in Business Administration, Health Services Administration, Public
Health, Health Policy, or Health Informatics is preferred.
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel or Access preferred.
• Some experience in organizational design, functional and business process design and improvement preferred.


Interested candidates should email Lynette Yancey –

House Oversight Committee Health Team Internships

The Democratic staff of the House Oversight Committee is seeking a full-time intern for the fall of 2021 to join the Committee’s health team. Interns on the Committee have the opportunity to work closely with attorneys and professional staff on hearings and investigations in the health space, including prescription drug pricing, the opioid epidemic, and women’s and reproductive health. Candidates should have an interest in public service and health policy. Candidates must also have superior attention to detail, work well under pressure, be self-motivated, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send a resume and cover letter to, with “Fall Internship” in the subject line.