January 2020 Student E-newsletter

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Stay Safe — get the Rave Guardian app

UWM is adding an optional program to its alert system this spring that allows students to dial an emergency number with one push of a button or choose a “guardian” to virtually walk them home.The Rave Guardian app is available free to students and staff who choose to add it to the university’s existing Safe Alert program. That current system is used to send texts and/or emails to all students, faculty and staff in case of an emergency.The Rave Guardian app can be downloaded free from the Apple and Android app stores. The app, which is customized to the university when the user enters their UWM information, includes a number of features beyond the safety alert. One is a Guardian timer, which allows an app user who is traveling alone to connect with a friend or relative to let them know when they are leaving, where they’re heading, and when they expect to arrive. If the timer isn’t turned off when the user arrives, the friend can contact the user or police.For more information and details on other features, how the Rave Guardian works and how to download it to your phone, go to the University Police Department website.There is also a news story with more details.
Job Opportunities for Students and Alumni

State of Illinois –  Public Service Administrator Opt. 6
Under the direction of the Division Manager for the Minority Health Services Division, develops, organizes, plans and evaluates the Statewide Refugee Health Program; develops program goals, objective, priorities and procedures in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Human Services, Bureaus of Refugee and Immigrants Services; provides guidance and assistance to local health agencies in the development and implementation of highly skilled nursing guidelines and education; monitors and evaluates division priorities in the Refugee Health Screening Program activities. More information, click here. 

North Shore Health Department –  Public Health Program Manager
Under the guidance of the Health Officer, this position manages a broad spectrum of public health programs including the emergency preparedness and community health initiatives for communities in the North Shore. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Greenfield Health Department – for a part-time Public Health Intern
The Greenfield Health Department is recruiting for a part-time Public Health Intern position through May 2021 for the ideal candidate.  The job description is attached, but specific areas of focus over the next year and one-half include work around Opioids and Substance Misuse, Mental Health, CHA/CHIP, public health accreditation, and more.

The department has had several interns over the years, and offers a flexible, part-time schedule that will work with your academic schedules.  The ideal candidate is anticipated to be highly independent and also function well as part of a strong team.  Project level work will be supervised by our Public Health Specialist and/or Health Officer, and will provide a broad exposure to the inner workings of a local health department.

While we don’t offer benefits for the intern position, we offer a competitive salary (compared to other intern programs) and the opportunity for real-world public health experience to complement MPH studies prior to graduation and entering the workforce.

Currently, Lindsey Uting (a 2nd year MPH student) is filling this role and could be contacted with any questions about the position.  Lindsey’s UWM email is lmuting@uwm.edu.

Interested candidates can send an email expressing interest and a current resume to Darren.Rausch@greenfieldwi.us with “Public Health Intern” in the subject line.  A review of interested candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  We hope to be able to recruit and fill the position within the next month.

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