Friday, December 14, 2012

AAHI Says Farewell to Program Specialist, Jamie Lok Weng

Today AAHI bid a heartwarming farewell to Program Specialist, Jamie Lok Weng. In her three years at AAHI, Jamie has contributed immensely to AAHI with her passion, expertise, and bright personality and has helped it grow tremendously. As one of the important members of the AAHI family, she has enhanced AAHI’s data collection and reporting, designed and implemented ECHO workshops, and provided overall support to AAHI programs development. She is leaving AAHI to embark on an exciting opportunity at the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We thank Jamie for all of her hard work and dedication in serving AAHI and the Asian American community in the County. We are confident that she will continue to be a strong advocate for Asian American health concerns. Please join us in wishing her all the best in her future endeavors!
Thank you again, Jamie. You will be truly missed here at AAHI!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Job Opportunity at Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

Manager II (Senior Administrator)
Division of Communicable Disease, Epidemiology,
and Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Montgomery County Government
Department of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD
$73,811 - $133,992

JOB DESCRIPTION: The incumbent in this position serves as the Senior Administrator of the Communicable Disease, Epidemiology, and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Division (CDE & PHEP) in the Public Health Service Area of the Department of Health & Human Services.  The employee reports directly to the Deputy Health Officer and in some high profile situations to the Health Officer.  This Division covers a broad and far-reaching range of public health programs to include direct clinical care to vulnerable populations, emergency health planning, and epidemiology investigations and research.  The work involves frequent media involvement, particularly in the case of high profile disease investigations.  The Division Chief provides leadership and vision for strategic planning in all functional areas of coverage as well as day-to-day management of Division budget and personnel, to include oversight of a public health clinic with over 50,000 patient visits annually.

Experience:  Seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of public health, three years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity.  Note: The term "executive" is further defined as a high echelon or high level position in an organization that is assigned technical research, management advisory services responsibilities, or policy-making duties and responsibilities that exerts considerable influence on organizational policy, plans, and operations through technical research, management advisory services, and/or policy-making duties and responsibilities (e.g., County positions at Grade 30 or above).
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

PREFERRED CRITERIA:  Resumes should include information specific to the preferred criteria listed below.

1.       Master’s Degree in Public Health, Nursing, Epidemiology, Health Care Administration, or other health-related field.
2.       Experience managing disease control, epidemiology and outbreak investigations in a public health and/or community health environment.
3.       Experience in public health grants acquisition and grants management.
4.       Experience in the design, implementation, and management of health programs to diverse or vulnerable populations in a public health or community based setting,
5.       Experience in budgeting, contracting, procurement, and related business processes. 

To view the job posting and submit an application, please visit Montgomery County Government’s Career website at: and click on Search Jobs and click again on Search Jobs and select the Managerial Executive job category, IRC9993. 

Job opportunity: Asian Marketing & Communications Specialist

Asian Marketing & Communications Specialist

The Media Network, a full-service communications firm located in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, is looking for an experienced Asian American Marketing & Communications Specialist with significant experience working with health communications and established partnerships with Asian organizations.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years experience managing all aspects of comprehensive communications campaigns from initial planning through product development and campaign implementation. Specific experience requirements include:

-          Advertising
-          Media Relations
-          Public Relations
-          Web-Based Marketing
-          Market Research and Analysis
-          Video/Film Production
-          Exhibit Design & Implementation
-          Press Conferences, Events & Tradeshow Planning
-          Commercial Photography
-          Commercial Art & Graphic Design
-          Proposal writing experience

We are looking for a strategic, entrepreneurial thinker with the following key attributes: -          Superior leadership skills in both project and staff management
-          Able to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
-          Excellent written and verbal communications skills
-          Strong client and fiscal management skills
-          New Media experience a plus

Please email a copy of your resume, a cover letter describing your pertinent experience and salary requirements, and sample materials to  Please use the Email subject header “Asian Marketing & Communications Specialist.” The Media Network is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

E.C.H.O. Workshop #4 - Tackling Grant Budgets

AAHI recently hosted the “Tackling Grant Budgets” workshop on Tuesday, December 3rd. This was the fourth workshop in our Empowering Community Health Organizations (E.C.H.O.) Project, which provides practical and professional workshops designed to build the capacity and sustainability of community organizations that serve Asian Americans in Montgomery County.

The workshop was led by Kathleen Sheedy, Grants and Acquisition Manager for Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, who presented how to develop a realistic grant budget that will strengthen a grant proposal. Attendees learned the importance of developing a practical budget that can help build trust with a funder and demonstrate a good return on investment. There were over 30 attendees representing about a dozen organizations from the community. We want to thank our speaker, attendees, health promoters, steering committee, and staff for making this a
successful event!

12-03-12 ECHO #4