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Senior Analyst, Family and Child Health

Location: Arlington, VA

Position Description: The Senior Analyst will support the CDC-funded Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Learning Community through peer-to-peer collaboration, information exchange, and technical assistance. The Senior Analyst provides technical assistance to multi-sector jurisdictional teams on evidence-based and -informed practices and assists in developing various maternal and child health products, including issue/policy briefs, webinars, newsletters, and reports. The Senior Analyst assists with other maternal and child health initiatives and projects across the organization on issues related to MCH (e.g. early brain development, adverse childhood experiences, substance use, breastfeeding).

Project Summary: The PRAMS Learning Community will work with 9-12 state and territorial teams to create linked data sets consisting of PRAMS, birth certificate, and clinical outcomes data to support patient-centered outcomes research. The project will establish a learning community of multiple jurisdictional teams to link PRAMS with clinical outcomes data, develop standardized methodology, provide technical assistance to teams, support PCOR for maternal and child health, and support a process for receiving de-identified data from multiple states, hosting and accessing linked data, and documenting sustainability and replication.

Principal Functions:

  • Support the ASTHO Family and Child Health and Data Analytics and Public Health Integration (DAPHI) Directors in ensuring a coordinated presence and follow up on PRAMS learning community work.
  • Work with state teams to prepare for virtual or in-person meetings and help facilitate pre and post work plan development.
  • Manage and respond to requests for assistance and information from members, affiliates, and national organizations.
  • Develop and manage fact sheets, issue briefs, and newsletter articles, and lead and carry out logistics associated with event planning such as webinars and meetings.
  • Conduct, analyze, and summarize web-based research and original data collection with states.
  • Serve as an information and policy resource on maternal, infant, child, and adolescent health, and other related areas for members, affiliates, and national organizations.
  • Contribute to project reporting activities including progress reports, project officer updates, and federal funder requests.
  • Provide maternal and child health subject matter expertise to state and territorial health officials, public health agency staff, and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate across ASTHO on cross-cutting issues related to maternal and child health.
  • Participate in or manage evaluating project activities and outcomes and other quality improvement initiatives.
  • Develop funding proposals, including identifying new funding opportunities and conceptualizing deliverables for and writing funding proposals that meet member needs.
  • Establish and foster strategic relationships with national partners.
  • Represent ASTHO on national advisory committees and at meetings and conferences, as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Masterís degree in public health, health policy, or related field. CPH desired.
  • 2-3 years prior relevant experience required.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate tactfully and diplomatically with a variety of colleagues, funders, and state and federal officials.
  • Knowledge of state or state and local public health, maternal and child health, womenís health, and reproductive health desirable.
  • Knowledge of public health systems change at local, state, or federal levels desirable.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment, manage multiple projects, and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to develop project outcome measures, track progress, and evaluate outcomes.
  • Ability to effectively translate and disseminate information to various groups and audiences.
  • Ability to travel within service area.

Salary Range: Low-to-mid $60K's





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