Public Health Program Coordinator Job (Tacoma, WA)

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s Environmental Health Division is recruiting to fill a Regular, Full-time (1.0 FTE), Program Coordinator position leading a project to reduce and prevent chronic disease due to tobacco use, poor nutrition and/or lack of physical activity. Essential functions for this position include project management, team leadership and working effectively with extensive community partnerships.  The most competitive candidates will have subject matter experience with tobacco, nutrition and physical activity programs.  Excellent communication skills with community partners are required , including policy-makers such as members of the Board of Health, city and county councils and school boards.  This is an administrative, managerial classification, in the Environmental Health Division, under the direction of the Environmental Health (EH) Division Assistant Director. For more information, click here.

Promoting Healthy Eating and Sustainable Local Food in BC

The BC Provincial Health Services Authority partnered with the Union of BC Municipalities, Vancouver Coastal Health, and the ThinkandEatGreen@School Project at the University of British Columbia to develop an action guide for health authorities, educational institutions, childcare facilities, and local governments on how to support the determinants of healthy eating while promoting a local and sustainable food supply. For more information, visit: Promoting Healthy Eating and Sustainable Local Food in BC: An Action Framework for Public Institutions – Health Authorities, Educational Institutions, Childcare Facilities, and Local Governments.

Teaching the Food System

John Hopkins’ Center for a Livable Future developed a new, FREE food systems curriculum for high schools, colleges and universities across North America. The curriculum includes 11 modules (lesson plans, slides, handouts, vocabulary builders and other materials) and is designed to teach students about “relationships between diet, health, food production, the environment, population and equity.” For more information, visit: http://www.jhsph.edu/teachingfood/.

Designing for Health

Dr. Richard Jackson recently teamed up with PBS to create a new series called Designing Healthy Communities, which “looks at the impact our built environment has on key public health indices – obesity, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, cancer and depression.” For more information visit http://designinghealthycommunities.org/.