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The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefits package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.

Chronic Disease Health Communicator

Division of Prevention 

Job Location:

Address:  150 N 18th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007  

Posting Details:

Salary: $52,000 

Grade: 21

Job Summary:

At the direction of the Chronic Disease Office Chief, this position will be responsible for the planning, implementation, and execution of diabetes and heart disease programs that utilize health communication, marketing, and media on various platforms. This position will outreach to diabetes and heart disease partners for participation in workgroup projects and activities to include support drafting and compiling the Diabetes Action Plan (DAP) among other diabetes coalition workgroups activities. This position will provide Technical Assistance on recruitment strategies, program marketing & outreach efforts for chronic disease programs. This position will manage diabetes grants and contracts.

Job Duties:

- Manage Diabetes outreach, marketing, and awareness project work plans, the scope of work, budgets, and evaluation plans with contractors providing outreach and developing creative elements, while also coordinating with ADHS Communications staff. Prepare and manage contracts and contract amendments with service providers to carry out the program’s scope of work.
- Monitor program performance, deliverables and ensure timelines are met. Provide monthly project report to CDC Project Officer, assigned ADHS staff, and evaluation team as requested.
- Provide support to Diabetes Program Manager and Heart Disease Program Manager on coalition and workgroup activities including support drafting the Diabetes Action Plan (DAP), assistance with coalition workgroups, and outreach to Tribal & other minority partners for coalition engagement.
- Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external partners (American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, AHCCCS, Universities and non-profits, and local/state coalitions).
- Provide Technical Assistance to contractors on recruitment strategies, program marketing, and outreach efforts for engagement as requested. Assist with chronic disease cross-collaboration projects (heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic lower respiratory disease (CLRD)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Public health system and best practices, at the federal, state, and local level.
- Population health and health disparities best practices.
- Community Partnerships and engagement
- Chronic disease prevention best practices.
- About concepts of heart disease and stroke prevention and control; diabetes prevention, health disparities, evidence-based guidelines for all ages, grant management, resource availability, and community-based activities is vital.
- Online delivery of health programs
- Community assessment, federal, state, and local programs and resources, nonprofit and county systems, group processes, and coalition development and management.
- Program planning, development, implementation, and management to include health communication, marketing, and media programs
- Laws, regulations, and trends in the arena of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke prevention and control.
- Strong analytical skills for interpreting data, policy development, and procedures; in addition to having an excellent computer, verbal, and written communication skills.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Health communication, media, and marketing projects.
- Evaluate program performance.
- Resolve problems of non-compliance.
- Effective verbal and written communication.
- Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Work-group facilitation, leadership, and management.
- Effective time management and organizational skills, as applied to contract monitoring, reporting, and program planning and implementation.
- Develop strong partnerships with community organizations, local health departments, diverse partner relationships,
and health systems.
- Leadership, management, fiscal management, strategic and operational planning, negotiation, interpersonal relationships, conflict resolution, group facilitation, and problem-solving.

Ability to:
- Work with various levels of staff.
- Learn new information and programs quickly.
- Communicate effectively and with great tact.
- Demonstrate good judgment.
- Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor's degree in public health or related field with 3 years of professional experience related to health programs to include program planning, management, or administration. Experience managing diabetes and or heart disease program is preferred. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for 1 year of professional experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award-winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.