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MoALPHA is a voluntary association of local public health agencies (city and county health departments) in Missouri, founded in 1994. Our mission is to…
  • Support communication among local, state and federal public health agencies.
  • Provide educational and networking opportunities for the public health workforce.
  • Advocate for the health of all Missouri residents.
The MoALPHA Bulletin Board will allow you to communicate directly with your MoALPHA colleagues regarding important issues and health-related topics. If you are a local public health administrator, assistant administrator or supervisor and would like access to the Bulletin Board, please create an account below. All other staff may have access to the Bulletin Board with approval from their administrator. If you are a health department administrator then click here to create an account.

At a Glance

MPHA/MoALPHA Annual Conference: UNLEASHING THE POWER OF PUBLIC HEALTH

The Annual Conference is scheduled for September 25-27, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, MO. Learn important information on topics such as “Conflict Resolution”, “Pregnancy and Postpartum-Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders”, “Missouri’s Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis”, “Sharing Data and Public Health 3.0”, and much more. To register, please go to mopha.org and click on Conference Registration or e-mail moalpha2004@yahoo.com to receive the registration information.

Announcements

Recruitment for Director of Health and Hospitals-City of St. Louis

The Director is responsible for the supervision and coordination of all activities of the Department of Health and Hospitals. The City’s Charter requires that the Director of Health and Hospitals shall be a licensed practitioner of medicine and surgery and a graduate of an accredited school of medicine or shall have completed graduate work in an accredited school of public health to the level of Master’s Degree in Public Health or have been certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Click here for the job description and here for a flyer. Click on this link for this job postings with the City of St. Louis’ website and more:https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/personnel/jobs/job-detail.cfm?job=3294&detail=1 The last date for filing an application is September 28. After completing the Employment Application, all qualified applicants should send their cover letter and resume to: City of St. Louis Department of Personnel, 1114 Market Street, Room 700, St. Louis, MO 63101, Attention: Recruitment and Examination Manager.

MDHSS POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Division of Community and Public Health (DCPH), Health and Senior Services Manager, Director, Center for Public Local Public Health Services, Jefferson City #4826000
The Division of Community and Public Health announces the recruitment for the Director of the Center for Local Public Health Services (CLPHS).  The Center strives to support and strengthen Missouri’s public health system through collaboration, coordination and initiative building with 115 local and city public health jurisdictions across the state. Working hours will be 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday with an annual salary of $48,504 – $78,732 dependent upon the successful applicant’s education and experience.  Employment in this position may be eligible for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Primary duties include, and are not limited to:
  • Leadership and management of 17 Center staff including clinical, professional and technical team members.
  • Provide the overall facilitation of DHSS’s relationship with local public health agencies, setting the strategic direction and vision for the Center while remaining consistent with the interests of State and local policy makers.
  • Ensure strong working relationships with local public health agencies through the oversight of collaborative efforts with other DHSS Divisions and programs.
  • Facilitate the development of professional standards and continuous learning opportunities for the public health workforce.
Primary skills and abilities include, and are not limited to:
  • Critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills, including the ability to achieve consensus while addressing real risks and roadblocks.
  • Self-awareness as a leader and manager with an aptitude to empower partners and stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills coupled with strong organizational thinking, collaborative, negotiation and partnership development expertise.
  • Proven track record of successfully working with state and local government and community-based organizations.
The ideal candidate will be able to work both independently and as part of the Division and Department management teams. A positive sense of initiative and service-driven demeanor will best equip the candidate for this position. Experience with personnel and budget management, contract development and management, and policy development and implementation will enhance the ideal skill set. A written exercise may be part of the selection process. Applicants must be on the Health and Senior Services Band Manager register or be qualified for the position and able to get on the register. https://oa.mo.gov/personnel/classification-specifications/8174-0. Please provide a cover letter detailing your interest, including specific references to the bulleted points listed above under Primary skills and abilities, a completed DHSS application, and resume to Stacy Kempker, Division of Community and Public Health, 930 Wildwood, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0570 or by email at Stacy.Kempker@health.mo.gov by September 10, 2018 for consideration.

Two Missouri Local Health Departments Win NACCHO Awards!

NACCHO Model Practices Award NACCHO’s Model Practices Program nationally honors and recognizes outstanding local public health practice and shares the outstanding practices through the Model Practices Database. By submitting a practice, LHDs contribute to the overall improvement of public health through effective evidence-based practice methods.

  • Kansas City Health Department awarded Model Practices Award for:

Cultivating a Culture of Health Equity by Strengthening a Partnership between Public Health and Community Organizers

  NACCHO National Health Security Strategy Award The National Health Security Award honors LHDs for improving community resilience in their jurisdictions. National health security is a state in which the nation and its people are prepared for, protected from, and resilient in the face of incidents with health consequences. This year, NACCHO is pleased to recognize five health departments for their achievements in the following categories:
  • City of St. Louis Department of Health awarded National Health Security Strategy Award for:

Enhance the National Capability to Produce and Effectively Use Both Medical Countermeasures and Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

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