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Internship - Oakland - Public Health Law & Policy - health and community development

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  • Asha Agrawal
    ... Job Title: Summer Research Specialist Description: PHLP specializes in laws and policies that affect chronic disease with a particular focus on addressing
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      Job Title: Summer Research Specialist

      Description:

      PHLP specializes in laws and policies that affect chronic disease with a
      particular focus on addressing health disparities in low income and
      communities of color. We are breaking new ground by creating land use,
      economic development, and redevelopment tools that can reshape urban and
      rural communities to improve health outcomes through the planning and
      development process. In many communities, the healthy choice is often not
      the easy choice – and we see law and policy as critical tools to ensure
      that all communities have access to safe, vibrant, and healthy
      environments. For more information, visit our website at www.phlpnet.org.

      Duties & Responsibilities:

      - Research and writing on a variety of cutting-edge redevelopment,
      economic development, and land use policy tools as they relate to access
      to healthy food, opportunities for physical activity, and other public
      health issues
      - Provide research, analysis, and information to strengthen state and
      local laws and policies to create healthy, sustainable communities
      - Assist Planning for Healthy Places team in the development of tools and
      resources that can be disseminated to our network of constituents and
      partners
      Qualifications:
      - 1st or 2nd year graduate student in city and regional planning, public
      policy, or law is required

      - Knowledge of transportation planning processes and their connection to
      health AND/OR
      - Knowledge of and interest in planning policies that impact the food
      system (zoning, general/comprehensive plans, economic development, etc.)
      - Excellent research and writing skills
      - Well-organized and detail-oriented
      - Good telephone manner
      - Spanish language skills are desirable

      Firm Name: Public Health Law & Policy
      Location: Oakland, CA
      Paid: Paid
      Start Date: Available approximately 40 hours/week between May 15 and
      August 15, 2010 (start and end dates are flexible)
      Category: Community Development
      Contact Name: Heather Wooten
      Contact Email: www.phi.org
      Date Submitted: March 3, 2010
      Job Type: Internship



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