The Health Program Director 3 (HPD3) will report to the Director of the Office of Public Health and serve as the Director of the Center for Community Health (CCH) providing strategic vision and leadership for the Center. The CCH Director oversees the management and direction of approximately 1,000 staff and over $1.5 billion in state and federal funding. The Center is made up of four large Divisions including the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention, the Division of Epidemiology, the Division of Nutrition, and the Division of Family Health, and oversees a unit focusing on Contact Tracing for COVID-19. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: direct supervision of leadership staff in the Divisions and the CCH Office; oversight of CCH operations including staff recruitment, development of state and federal budget proposals, development of a CCH policy agenda, oversight of program development and evaluation, and coordination of CCH’s pandemic response activities related to COVID-19. Duties also include the development of State-of-the-State proposals and other policies and initiatives; deploying resources according to priority needs; working collaboratively with Department Executive Staff as well as other programs and offices on cross agency functions and emergency response; maintaining compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations; oversight of program specific Advisory Boards/Committees; collaborative management of information technology in cooperation with the Information Technology Services (ITS) agency and contractors; building and supporting CCH’s public health workforce by overseeing recruitment and retention of critical leadership positions; and oversight of services provided to organizations, facilities and the public.
According to the World Health Organization, Social Determinants of Health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.