The Arizona Public Health Association is a private, non-profit association based in Phoenix, Arizona. Our mission is to improve the health of Arizona’s communities through advocacy, education, and professional development. The association is a membership based group, open to anyone who is interested in public health issues in Arizona. AzPHA is a statewide organization. We have extensive collaborative relationships with other community based organizations that support public health issues. AzPHA will offer interns an inter-disciplinary field experience in a variety of public health related issues.
Work closely with professional organizations such as Protecting Arizona’s Family Coalition, the AzPHA Legislative Committee, and the American Public Health Association’s government relations department to distribute alerts and discuss policy issues.
Update advocacy materials, fact sheets
Take monthly minutes of the AzPHA legislative meetings and help track bills
Assist in the development of plans for any legislative activities that help implement previous resolutions within Arizona
Assist with the development and preparation of testimony for various legislative hearings
Assist with direct outreach and communication to AzPHA members, partners, by mailings, emails and phone calls to promote our advocacy
Work directly with section members to research and draft resolution which form the basis for governance of AzPHA policy
Assist with planning implementation or follow-up to legislative forums and meetings
Work on “grass tops" advocacy by meeting with Congressional representatives to discuss AzPHA and APHA legislative priorities
Learn how to use our online advocacy system to update and inform members and community partners on important public health advocacy issues
Develop original association literature and hand-outs for professional or lay audiences
Network with existing AzPHA partners and collaborative organization as and identify new organizations whose missions and objectives complement that of AzPHA and with whom new partnerships should be pursued
Represent AzPHA and offer health education input at coalition meetings
Assist with public relations, including development of press releases and promotional materials
Assist with direct outreach and communication to AzPHA members, section leaders, and partner organizations
Research and report on AzPHA priority topic areas as identified in the scope of work
Attend and report on local seminars and briefings to gather information as needed
Organize materials fro meeting sessions and work with AzPHA planning committee for all conferences and workshops
Assist in data entry for various projects, ranging from membership updates to survey data, mailing, answering inquiries, etc.
Assist with the development and implementation of section projects as needed
As part of an interdisciplinary team, conduct a falls prevention program for seniors
Work with public health departments and/or AHCCCS to conduct health education programs and outreach.
Work with partner agencies to conduct research
Survey members at all levels as part of an internal review process
Assist in the development of web based materials for targeted audiences
Assist professional organizations with the coordination of events and poster sessions
Assist with grant writing and proposal development
Opportunity to interact and network with other leaders and members in AzPHA and the public health community of Arizona
Opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a professional office setting, with potential for letters of recommendation/commendation
Opportunity to learn how: a nonprofits operate, govern, and are managed; staff interact and contribute to the organization; professional continuing education is planned, managed, and evaluated; coalitions are developed and nurtured; advocacy efforts are planned and implemented and other experiences pertinent to advanced competencies of public health professionals and working in a business environment
Opportunity to interact with top public health leaders in Arizona
Paid registration for AzPHA meetings
Paid one year student membership for AzPHA
The ideal candidate will be able to work with minimal supervision; have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; attention to detail; reliable and prompt; able to commit to a regular schedule; able to deal tactfully with a variety of personalities; and able to work in a team environment.
Required: Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, and Publisher. Internet research and database management experience preferable. Highly motivated, self starter.
*You will be taken to an online form hosted by the Greater Valley Area Health Education Center (GVAHEC). When asked for your location preference, please select the Arizona Public Health Association office.