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Funding Opportunity Announcement

Public Health Education Specialist

Extended Deadline: December 29, 2017 - 11:59 pm PST

Sponsored by: CDC - Collaboration with Academia to Strengthen Public Health Workforce Capacity

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The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announce the availability of funds to support a faculty member to serve as a Public Health Education Specialist for the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS), Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD), Population Health Workforce Branch (PHWB). This new and temporary, contractual position will provide a key role in developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating public health and population health curriculum related to CDC’s Academic Partnerships to Improve Health (APIH).

Award Information

Type of Award:  Contract/Subaward supported by award #1 NU36OE000008-01-00
 CFDA Number:    93.283
 Opportunity Title:  Public Health Education Specialist
 Participating Organizations:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
 Estimated Total Funding:  $26,000 maximum award 
 Percent Federal Funds:  100%
 Number of Awards:  1
 Application Due Date:     11:59 PM PST on December 29, 2017
 Notification of Award:  January 2018; Finalists will be invited for a phone, Skype, or in-person interview
 Project Completion Date:  June 29, 2018; With possibility for renewal


Opportunity Description

APTR/CDC is providing funding to support a Public Health Education Specialist to serve as a technical expert on health education issues and design a common curriculum for APIH trainees using instructional design that employs adult learning principles with a variety of instructional media (i.e., brochures, fact sheets, self-study, computer assisted instruction, distance ­based learning). Offerings will be tied to the Public Health Fellowship Competencies, and select elements of the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPEC) and APTR’s Clinical Prevention and Population Health Framework. The Specialist will be expected to:

  • Review and assess current training offerings and identify gaps.
  • Develop and employ standard evaluation elements to be incorporated into all APIH fellowship training assessments.
  • Develop curriculum to prepare trainees for community experiential learning rotations.


  1. Faculty employed at U.S. accredited public health and clinical health professions institutions of higher education.
  2. U.S. Citizenship (CDC requirement). Visas and work permits do not qualify.
  3. APTR Membership is not required to apply. However, at the time of award, an individual membership is required throughout the project period.
  4. Hours per week: 10-12.
  5. Work location will be remote, but the Specialist will be expected to travel to CDC’s Century Center campus in Atlanta, GA approximately twice monthly. The “Total Program Funding” amount ($26,000 maximum award) includes the time and travel for the Specialist and separate travel funds are not provided.


  1. Expertise in instructional and curriculum design and development.
  2. Experience teaching public health or clinical health promotion students.
  3. Ability to work in collaboration with leadership.
  4. Ability to carry out projects independently.
  5. Applicants should submit a sample of related work/projects they developed (may include course descriptions, learning materials, lesson plans).

Application Submission

Online submission form at must be submitted by 11:59 PM PST on December 29, 2017.

Required Information:

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter
  3. Start date and schedule availability
  4. Sample of related work/projects
  5. Letter of recommendation from University personnel on institutional letterhead
  6. Up to two other Appendices (optional)

Application Format, content and detailed instructions can be found in the Request for Proposals.

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Contact Katy Bidwell, APTR Programs Manager, at

This project is made possible through Cooperative Agreement #1 NU36OE000008-01-00 between the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) and the Centers for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Scientific Services, Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is subject to federal grant regulations [CFDA #93.283].

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