Please see below for an opportunity with the federal Office of Minority Health Resource Center (also posted at http://1.usa.gov/WVbO5h ). Note they are currently looking to increase the number of people in their database who have expertise in cultural competency and research and data analysis. As currently described, these are volunteer positions, but we have inquired about the possibility of receiving compensation for one's time and expertise.
The Resource Persons Network is a group of professionals who volunteer their services in support of the OMHRC's mission to improve the health status of racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States. The primary goal of the RPN is to provide technical and capacity-building assistance to community-based organizations and institutions on behalf of the OMHRC for the purpose of assisting local efforts to improve minority health.
Ask for Technical or Capacity-Building Assistance
Members of the RPN are a critical component of the OMHRC outreach effort to provide technical and capacity-building assistance to community-based organizations and institutions serving minority populations.
Typical activities include:
- Reviewing grant proposals
- Speaking at conferences and workshops
- Serving as advisor to committees and workgroups
- Assisting with program/organizational development
- Offering guidance on preparing reports and speeches
RPN members assist OMH with a variety of minority health issues. For example, RPN members with expertise in HIV/AIDS are helping OMH with the HHS Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative, aimed at reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS on racial and ethnic minorities. We are currently looking to increase the number of RPN members that have expertise in cultural competency and research and data analysis.
If you are seeking technical assistance and would like to be linked with one of our RPN members, call the OMHRC at (800) 444-6472 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Ask our Information Specialists to conduct an RPN database search for a health professional with expertise in the area(s) of need.
Become a Member
Applicants should have proven experience in minority health, working with community-based organizations and public health institutions on program development, organizational development, grant management, or specific health issues. Expertise should be related to one or multiple minority groups. All applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of experience working with minority health issues.
If you choose to print and mail your application, completed applications should be returned to:
OMHRCRPN Program Manager
P.O. Box 37337
Washington, D.C. 20013
You can email your completed application to RPN Program Manager at email@example.com