The Public Health Alliance of Southern California (Alliance) is seeking a Data Analyst to join our team!
Posting Date - March 5, 2021
Application Deadline - March 22, 2021 (Application review starts immediately and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled)
Target Start Date - April 2021
Hours - Full-Time
Salary - $65,000 to $75,000
Benefits - Paid vacation, holiday, and sick days
Location - Remote position from your home office (Southern California preferred)
The Public Health Alliance of Southern California (Alliance), a coalition of 10 local health departments in Southern California representing 60% of the State’s population, is seeking a Data Analyst to support our organization’s data needs. The Data Analyst will work closely with the Data Manager, Executive Director, other Alliance team members, and consultants to implement equity-focused data collection, analysis, and visualization.
This role supports the work of our Healthy Places Index (HPI) project, Cherished Futures (equity in maternal and child health) initiative, and expands our capacity to produce regional data analysis for our member local health departments. The Data Analyst also represents the Alliance in professional meetings as needed, identifying opportunities for data resource development and collaboration.
The successful applicant will have a strong background in public health data, and is comfortable downloading, formatting, and analyzing a variety of data sets using R and R Studio. They are a creative problem-solver, detail-oriented, and efficient. They also excel in communicating data, and can produce effective descriptions and visualizations for non-technical audiences.
About the Healthy Places Index
The Healthy Places Index (HPI) is a powerful platform designed to identify neighborhood health opportunities where investment, programs, and policy would have the strongest impact. Comprising an index summarizing 25 measures of health-linked community conditions that are validated with life expectancy at birth, plus an interactive, web-based mapping application, the HPI platform provides the data and tools for public health practitioners, government, and funders to assist communities in reaching their greatest potential. Since 2018, HPI has been used to guide the allocation of more than one billion dollars from California state and local agencies, health care and philanthropy, directing resources to communities most in need. HPI has widespread support and has been utilized by more than 100 government agencies, local and state health departments, health care institutions, community groups and other sectors across California for a variety of different purposes.
We are seeing increasing high-profile uses of HPI, including the California Governor’s Office and California Department of Public Health (CDPH), who are currently utilizing HPI to make sure their COVID-19 response and recovery efforts address health equity. In October 2020, California became the first state in the nation to implement a metric tied explicitly to health equity as part of its Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening process. The State is also utilizing HPI for its vaccine equity metric. These examples demonstrate that HPI is a proven and premier tool for community impact, elevating equity across sectors to advance public health by linking data to action with interactive maps.
The Alliance is making a series of enhancements to HPI over the coming months, and we are also in the process of expanding HPI beyond California. We are seeking a candidate with the data skills and expertise to assist us in completing these enhancements and national expansion.
Required Experience and Qualifications:
Please apply here and submit a cover letter and resume as part of your application. Paper or email applications will not be considered
In your cover letter, please describe why you are enthusiastic about this opportunity and why you think you are a good fit for the position