Chronic Disease Coordinator

Oklahoma State Department of Health
November 11, 2023
Oklahoma County, OK
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Chronic Disease Coordinator


Supervisory Organization
340 Chronic Disease Prevention Service

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Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

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Full time

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The annual salary is up to $64,000.00 based on education and experience.

Job Description

Location : 123 Robert S Kerr Ave OKC, OK 73102

Salary: $64,000.00

Full Time /Part Time: Full Time

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday

Primary Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Why you'll love it here!

RESPECT. COLLABORATION. SERVICE. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. Check out why were are passionate about public health and believe it is the career for you!!! What is Public Health?

Oh yeah, did we mention perks? We know that benefits matter and that is why we offer a competitive benefits package for all eligible employees.

  • Generous state paid benefit allowance to help cover insurance premiums.
  • A wide choice of insurance plans with no pre-existing condition exclusions or limitations.
  • Flexible spending accounts for health care expenses and/or dependent care.
  • Retirement Savings Plan with a generous match.
  • 15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave the first year for full time employees.
  • 11 paid holidays a year.
  • Student Loan repayment options & tuition reimbursement.
  • Employee discounts with a variety of companies and venders.
  • Longevity Bonus for years of service

Position Description: This position is part of a team organized primarily to decrease the incidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes and their associated risk factors through activities involving both primary and secondary prevention efforts. These efforts will include health promotion strategies, patient self-management education, and team-based care strategies for clinicians. Secondary efforts will focus on reducing Emergency Department utilizations and preventable hospitalizations within Oklahoma through the use of community-clinical linkages.

As the Chronic Disease Prevention Coordinator, this position must reduce morbidity and mortality rates of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This is critical because three modifiable health behaviors (tobacco use, physical inactivity and poor nutrition) lead to four chronic conditions (cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease) which result in over 60% of all deaths in Oklahoma each year with cardiovascular disease being the leading cause of death.


  • Coordinates statewide initiatives addressing cardiovascular disease and diabetes with clinicians, health systems, county health departments, insurers, employers and other health partners to help increase prevention and self-management of chronic conditions. Taking specific, effective actions to help ensure risk factors and early indicators for chronic disease are systematically assessed and addressed during clinical encounters.
  • Facilitate linkages among state and local partners to help assure the chronic disease needs of specific populations and/or geographic service areas are addressed effectively.
  • Develops and implements community outreach and public health activities to support grant related strategies; this may include but is not limited to: a) maintaining consistent contact with internal and external agency partners, stakeholders and members of the community; b) assisting in grant writing though identification of appropriate activities to support grant strategies, evaluating activities to ensure alignment with grant objectives, and participating in semi-annual and annual progress reporting for the grant (cooperative agreement); and c) assisting with development of partnerships to address chronic disease issues in the community to avoid duplication of services.
  • Provides day to day coordination and technical assistance in the development and implementation of statewide program operating plans. This includes conducting or participating in contract financial/programmatic site visits to monitor compliance with program terms and conditions.
  • Communicates accurately and concisely in oral and written formats as evidenced by: 1) preparation of monthly written documentation of project activities; and 2) attending and/or presenting at conferences, webinars, conference calls, meetings and trainings. Communicates goals and policies of OSDH at meetings, committees, conferences and workgroups. Promotes state and county-wide marketing of health campaigns and messaging related to chronic diseases and associated risk factors from Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). Serves as a resource to the state and community regarding chronic disease issues and data requests. Reviews documents, presentations and materials for content accuracy.
  • Drafts and submits written narratives, programmatic data, summary of activities and accomplishments for CDC reports and workplans; and provides technical support to state and local health partners.
  • Responsible for public communication to include providing media interviews and responses to various inquiries, as well as responding to requests for public speaking on chronic disease issues impacting Oklahomans.

Other Duties:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
  • Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

Minimum Qualifications: (MUST upload transcripts with application)

Master's Degree in public health, nursing, community health, health promotion, health behavior, social work, public administration, education or other related fields. Two or more years of experience providing training or consultation, coordinating complex projects, and working in the field of chronic disease prevention. In addition, applicants must have experience working with multiple agencies at once to include statewide and local entities.

Valued Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Knowledge of strategic planning, public health principles, and evidence-based practices related to chronic disease prevention. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and collaborate as an effective team member; organize and present facts and opinions clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; exercise sound judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions; analyze and resolve highly complex situations; organize and conduct several projects simultaneously; develop and coordinate programs.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate-controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

Telework: This position is Hybrid and is subject to OSDH policy and supervisor's discretion.

Application Requirements:

  • If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of application .
  • All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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