Iowa Department of Public Health: Multicultural Health

Website: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/Default.aspx

http://www.idph.state.ia.us/internship/opportunities.asp

Multicultural Internship Application: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/internship/common/pdf/interns/minorityhealth.pdf

Address:

321 E. 12th Street Des Moines, IA 50319

Contact: Janice Edmunds-Wells, Executive Officer 2

Email:  jwells@idph.state.ia.us

Phone: 515-281-4904

Opportunities: Volunteer opportunities, Health Internships

Description:

Participate in meetings of the Multicultural Health Advisory Council.

Assist in the development of resource documents related to health issues and concerns of the diverse minority, immigrant, and refugee populations within the state of Iowa.

Provide logistical information and resources related to meetings, assist with agenda preparation, notices, resource documents, and minutes for assigned multicultural health work groups.

Provide data research and analysis related to prevalent health-related issues.

Assist with activities, programs, and duties associated with reporting related to statewide multicultural health concerns.

Attend various community and agency meetings both locally and statewide. Statewide meetings will be accompanied by the department’s multicultural health executive officer and intern. Intern may be required to represent program staff at local meetings.

Final project of the intern choosing. Develop, implement, and complete a final project which will address as issue related to current minority, immigrant, or refugee health in the state of Iowa.

All related duties as assigned.

An intern student will gain valuable in the field experience in observing and working on projects which are collaborative endeavors between private and public entities related to prevalent health issues.

Provide needed research in the area of health-related issues which are specific to the state of Iowa.

Provide needed data collection in areas of minority, immigrant, and refugee health which are specific to the state of Iowa.

Allow the intern to network with professionals within the diverse arena of public health and gain additional expertise, knowledge, and skills related to eventual educational goals.

Provide an opportunity to coordinate with state institutions of higher education and the Multicultural Health Program of the Iowa Department of Public Health to develop projects which will expedite the knowledge base and progress of enhanced understanding of prevalent health-related issues and concerns.

Training: None

Time Commitment: Seasonal and renewed

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