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Pascua Yaqui Tribe - Health Services Division internship available

Level of Expertise Needed:

Mature undergraduate students, or MPH students.

Project Description:

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe Health Services Division (PYHSD) is preparing to apply for public health accreditation by mid 2015. One component of this process requires a community health assessment, to be followed by a community health improvement plan developed from results of the survey and statistics compiled from other public health data sources. Having completed numerous public health surveys / assessments in the past 15 years, the HSD will focus this survey on clients who are eligible but choose not to receive services from any of our 15 different programs.  We are seeking interns to help with the following tasks: (1) conduct surveys in homes of individuals randomly selected, paired with a community health worker who will offer support and language interpretation if necessary.  The survey instrument / document has been completed but as of mid December it is not yet decided if the survey will be completed in paper form and data later input to a program stored on the tribe’s server, or whether we will use electronic / hand held devices to record the survey data at time of interview and input the data afterwards.  (2) data entry and (3) data analysis.  Interns will be supported by a project manager at the tribe, and will be invited to participate in our biweekly meetings; they will also be expected to participate in a 4 hour training that includes the tribe’s HIPAA rules, practice interviews, and cultural competency.  The first training will be held on February 25th from 11 am thru 3 pm (lunch provided).  The surveys will take place in public places (health services programs and other local gathering places) and door-to-door with selected households. Interviewers will be accompanied by PYHSD staff for door to door activities.  The survey will begin with open interviews in public places, and move to the door-to-door interviews after Lent, or approximately April 28th.

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