Public Health Advisor

Public Health Advisors work in various programs, such as communicable/ preventable and environmental disease control and family health, and perform services ranging from basic case management to assisting supervisory personnel in the planning, organizing and conducting of disease control efforts. There are two levels of Public Health Advisor.

Public Health Advisor Level I apply disease control and/or health promotion principles and methods, including interviewing, investigation, case management and referrals; review epidemiological data; and conduct health risk assessments. They also perform health related procedures, such as collecting medical samples for diagnostic purposes, performing laboratory tests and administering vaccines, and maintain records and reports.

In addition to performing the duties of Public Health Advisor Level I, Public Health Advisor Level II provides guidance to Public Health Advisor Level I. They also focus on epidemiological activities, hospital, laboratory and physician surveillance and liaison, lay and professional education.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, supplemented by 12 credits in health education or in health, biological or social sciences.
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and 6 months of full-time, satisfactory experience in health promotion or disease intervention/prevention. Includes experience in interviewing, conducting field investigations, assessing health risks, making referrals or collecting and analyzing epidemiological data.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent and 4 years of full-time, satisfactory experience.

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