The Office of Local and Regional Health (OLRH) is seeking a passionate and experienced leader in the field of public health to fill the role of Assistant Director of Shared Services. This role will support the OLRH Director of Shared Services in the implementation of the Special Commission on Local and Regional Public Health’s Blueprint for Public Health Excellence’s (Blueprint) recommendations. The Blueprint defines a detailed roadmap of recommendations to support and inform the development of a major statewide initiative to build a local public health infrastructure. The Assistant Director will lead the planning of one of the key recommendations: increasing cross-jurisdictional sharing of public health services to strengthen the service delivery capabilities of local public health departments, take advantage of economies of scale, and coordinate planning. The goal is to expand the number and scope of comprehensive public health districts, formal shared services agreements, and other arrangements for sharing public health services effectively, efficiently, and equitably.
The Assistant Director will lead the Public Health Excellence Grant for Shared Services (PHE) grant program activities. PHE provides funding to develop cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangements and establish shared services arrangements that will increase the capacity of local boards of health to carry out their statutory powers and duties. This role will also oversee other cross-jurisdictional shared services grants, stand-alone grants and mini-grants.
Public health and racial equity policies is a major priority for MDPH and an essential component to this major statewide initiative. This Assistant Director must integrate Public Health and racial equity principles throughout OLRH’s shared services work at the state and local level to recognize and address the disparate health outcomes for marginalized populations.
Our ideal candidate has:
A passion for leading and implementing short and long-term planning efforts, systems improvements and/or championing change management.
A master’s degree in Public Health or a related degree
Experience managing budgets, grants, and contracts
A deep understanding of, commitment to and ability to integrate principles of diversity, cultural competence and cultural humility, as well as the social determinants of health, related to health equity into work and relationships
Learn about our important work: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-local-and-regional-health
About the Department of Public Health:
The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth.
We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.
DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor... health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.
More information can be found at: MA Department of Public Health?