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Health and Wellness Graduate Fellowship

The Health and Wellness Graduate Fellowship will support USU-Extension health initiatives related to opioid harm reduction by providing logistical, organizational, and implementation support for two funded grants. One initiative supports the director of the Tooele Opioid Resource Network with opioid-harm reduction activities. The second initiative is under the Peer Support program coordinator in providing training and peer support workforce program promotion, implementation, and data tracking. In addition to program implementation support, the fellow will provide health education, staff events and trainings, support additional grant-writing, and participate in publication of program outcomes. This position is telework eligible within the state of Utah.


  • Support implementation of pain management education
  • Support implementation of a peer support specialist training programs
  • Support Naloxone trainings and stigma reduction, with emphasis on trainings for first responders and healthcare professionals
  • Support parenting education and ACE’s prevention programming
  • Conduct surveys, focus groups, and other data collection to analyze, integrate and report findings
  • Modify and support culturally relevant online curriculums in opioid harm reduction for community members and volunteers
  • Track rates of opioid and overdose risk factors and outcomes using queries and public databases
  • Work with consortium partners on developing and disseminating opioid prescribing guidelines, infectious disease screenings, and other harm reduction strategy best practices
  • Organize professional trainings such as buprenorphine waiver and NAS harm reduction
  • Support International Overdose Awareness and National Recovery Day events
  • Support consortium efforts for community integration of persons in recovery
  • Support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension
  • Support social media outreach and program promotion
  • Assist with writing and editing project-related reports and promotional or educational materials
  • Manage multiple projects and deadlines effectively
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate training program in a public health-related field
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Basic computer skills- Word, Excel and Internet

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skills in social media and marketing
  • Ability to write and speak Spanish and English fluently
  • Knowledge of Tribal culture. The ability to build, nurture, and preserve Tribal relationships.

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Last Updated: 3/3/22