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CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Health System and Healthcare Provider Subject Matter Expert

Tuesday, August 28, 2018  

Health System and Healthcare Provider Subject Matter Expert


The Health System and Healthcare Provider Subject Matter Expert (SME) will provide technical assistance to states and partners on screening, testing, and referral (STR) systems to evidence-based programs such as the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program and diabetes self-management education and support. The SME will provide technical assistance to State Health Departments and partners to execute the NACDD/CDC State Engagement Model. The purpose of model is to enhance stakeholder engagement and catalyze commitment for collective action to prevent type 2 diabetes. The Health System and Healthcare Provider SME will also work with SHDs to coordinate peer learning and leadership development activities that may include coordinating professional development webinars, virtual trainings, communities of practice and other venues that support member sharing and learning. The Senior Director of Programs in collaboration with the Senior Diabetes Lead Consultants will have direct oversight of all program activities and Consultant deliverables.

Scope of Work:

·       In coordination with the CDC and NACDD Consultants, the SME is responsible for planning and implementing the NACDD/CDC State Engagement Model that features a state engagement meeting coordinated with SHD, CDC, and other national partners.

·       Provide input on action planning process and facilitate action planning groups on National DPP scaling and sustainability topics.

·       Provide post National DPP State Engagement Meeting support to assigned states.

·       Facilitate Community of Practice calls with SHD diabetes staff.

·       Provide technical assistance (TA) and support to SHD as they work with health systems and health care providers to offer and refer to CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs for their employees and patients.

·       Provide proactive engagement with national and state level health systems and health care providers to engage them in the National DPP to seek CDC recognition to offer their own program and/or setting up referral systems to other CDC recognized organizations and linking these organizations to SHD leaders and priorities. 

·       Provide generalized and specific technical assistance and information to DC members; maintain knowledge about the current science of and best practices for public health approaches to diabetes prevention and control.

·       Develop and maintain national partnerships with external organizations that address public health aspects of diabetes management and prevention.  Develop proposals for special projects as applicable.

·       Assist in the evaluation of project activities.

·       Prepare reports (written reports, oral presentations, or postings on websites) including but not limited to:

o   Chief Executive Officer and/or Board reports (i.e. dashboard reports)

o   Association materials and publications (NACDD annual report, e-bulletin, etc.)

o   Peer reviewed journals

o   Evaluation of conferences and other NACDD training events

o   Assist with program progress reports to CDC or other program funders and stakeholders

·       Assist with grant application submission and other proposals for funding. This includes but is not limited to writing, compiling of information, and/or coordination of activities.

·       Performs other duties as assigned or as necessary to achieve program’s goals and objectives.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·       Master degree with public health or health science, nursing, pharmacy, dietitian or related field with minimum of five years of experience.

·       Experience with population health management

·       Experience in working with health systems and health care teams on quality improvement initiatives, using EHRs for population health management, developing systems to identify patients at high risk for type 2 diabetes, setting up e-referrals and feedback loops to the National DPP or other evidence-based programs/resources

·       Knowledge of the following diabetes interventions and the evidence base that supports them a plus:

o   National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) lifestyle change program

o   Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES)

·       Knowledge of prediabetes and diabetes screening guidelines

·       Knowledge of screening systems/tools to identify those at risk and use of recommended tests for diagnosing prediabetes and diabetes.

·       Experience in working with health care providers to set up screening, testing and referral systems

·       Experience working/collaborating with multiple stakeholders or partners.

·       Strong facilitation skills

·       Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently with a team

·       Effective communication, and organizational skills; attention to detail is required

·       Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior management, staff and consultants

·       Strong project management, prioritization, and planning skills, with demonstrated success producing high-quality deliverables on time and within budget

·       Intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft Office Programs (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) is required


Classification:  Contractual/Consultant status


Contract Duration: Project contract is 1 year; project duration could be multiple years


Annual Compensation: TBD


Benefits: There are not benefits associated with this position


How to Apply: For more information about NACDD visit Applicants must send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to the following email address:


While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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