The Health Education Consultant facilitates sexually transmitted infection (STI) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) primary prevention throughout California by supporting the implementation of the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA), reporting to the Health Promotion and Communications Unit Chief at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Branch. This position provides sexual health education training and technical assistance for educational partners serving youth, including middle and high school teachers and school district staff, by mentoring and building capacity of a team of strategically placed volunteer adjunct trainers, and providing technical assistance to reinforce health promotion and education within local health departments across California.
This position manages and evaluates a statewide sexual health educator training program anddevelops relevant curricula for interactive learning in virtual and in-person settings. This position maintains strong knowledge of adolescent sexual health topicscovering a wide range of issues,including sexually transmitted infections, California minor consent policies and procedures, and current California Education Code pertaining to sexual health education, and develops and maintains strategic partnerships with key health education stakeholders and organizations.
The Health Education Consultant works with the Health Promotion and Communications Unit team to ensure health promotion and education materials are accessible and inclusive of diverse audiences of varied backgrounds and languages, particularly populations who are at disproportionate risk for STIs. This position works with STD Control Branch colleagues to engage with California communities to ensure health education materials reflect community needs as well as current trends in morbidity and mortality.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.