7/28/2021

 

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In This Issue...

  1. LA Fight/CPAs            5. Map                                   9. Disability/VCAT    13. Racism/AAPI
  2. Speaking Out              6. Queer/Trans/Disabled   10. War Against HIV   14. Sex/RR/RJ
  3. Pregnancy/Criminal   7. Sex/Disability                  11. CAPTA&CARA     15. We're Hiring!
  4. Students/Climate        8. Disability/SRR                12. Autism/RH            16. Job Openings


The Nation | OppArt | July 14, 2021
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Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, and the Physicians Who (Still) Find Them Threatening

"During the 2021 Louisiana legislative session, I took part in a campaign to eliminate an unnecessary law that has sexist, racist, and classist origins and effects. In doing so, I witnessed a striking contemporary iteration of the long patriarchal and racist history of medicine. Physicians organized a vehement response to what they viewed as a threat to their financial status and their professional and societal power. 

The law in question, which exists in about half of US states, requires advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs – e.g., nurse practitioners and certified nurse-midwives) to sign a collaborative practice agreement (CPA) with a physician in order to practice in the state. No compelling scientific data suggests that this law produces better outcomes. Instead, evidence indicates that it hinders qualified professionals from filling gaping holes in Louisiana’s healthcare landscape and improving birth outcomes.[1]"

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"Many of us are familiar with how OB/GYNs professionalized themselves through the marginalization and elimination of midwifery care and the ways these processes particularly affected Black midwives.[2] Nonetheless, I was shocked by the force with which these doctors eschewed scientific evidence and organized against their fellow healthcare providers, denigrating them to protect their own perceived economic and professional status."

Those excerpts were from Clare Daniel's piece, posted last week on Nursing Clio. In the end, Ms. Daniel and her comrades lost the fight. However, challenges against CPAs will continue in Louisiana and other states.

Clare Daniel is an administrative assistant professor at Newcomb Institute of Tulane University and a co-convener of the New Orleans Maternal and Child Health Coalition. She is the author of Mediating Morality: The Politics of Teen Pregnancy in the Post-Welfare Era and a member of the Scholars Strategy Network.

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Federal speech rulings may embolden healthcare workers to call out safety issues

 "On May 26, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a National Labor Relations Board decision issued last year that the hospital, now known as Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital, violated federal labor law by firing Young for engaging in protected “concerted activity.” The NLRB defines it as guaranteeing the right to act with co-workers to address work-related issues, such as circulating petitions for better hours or speaking up about safety issues. It also affirmed the board’s finding that the hospital’s media policy barring contact between employees and the media was illegal.

“It’s great news because I know all hospitals prefer we don’t speak with the media,” said Cokie Giles, president of the Maine State Nurses Association, a union. “We are careful about what we say and how we say it because we don’t want to bring the hammer down on us.”"

That was from a Kaiser Health Fund story by Harris Meyer, posted earlier this month on Bangor Daily News. Read more about the court's ruling and how it may affect your freedom to speak with the media (or on social media) about workplace safety and other concerns.

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Black Women Bear the Brunt of Criminalized Pregnancy and Motherhood. Here’s Why We Can’t Afford to Ignore It

"They are certainly not criminal matters and while it’s up to all of us to stop the cycle that criminalizes Black pregnancy, prosecutors play a key role. They have the power to enact policies and infrastructure that could discourage law enforcement from arresting pregnant people based on the circumstances of their births. That, in turn, would alleviate the fear that an abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, or other possible variation of a pregnancy outcome could result in a prison sentence. To that end, we are calling on prosecutors to fulfill their obligation to justice by committing to end all prosecutions of people as it relates to their pregnancies. They can do so by adopting a series of policy demands that prioritize non-carceral solutions to root causes. Local prosecutors across the country have a responsibility to enact internal policies that are rooted in reproductive justice and resources that institute an anti-racist model of health care.

This is their opportunity to take the right step in supporting full humanity, dignity, and autonomy for pregnant people. No one should be forced to undergo the threat of arrest and incarceration because of any pregnancy outcome. Help us stop the criminalization of pregnancy and pregnancy-related outcomes by telling your district attorney to say no to criminalizing pregnancy by calling on them to join our sign on letter. Reproductive justice will only be achieved when all people have the economic, social, and political power to make healthy decisions about their bodies and reproduction."

That was the conclusion of Erika Maye's article, posted earlier this month on The Root. You may want to start from the beginning. Consider signing on to the 'stop the criminalization' letter (link above). And, click on the photo to read an article about a mom who got 'blacklisted' for smoking legal medical marijuana while she was pregnant. Finally (promise), check out the CAPTA & CARA Community Teach-in event promoted letter in this newsletter.

Erika Maye is the deputy senior director, Criminal Justice & Democracy Campaigns at Color Of Change, the largest online racial justice organization in the country. Color Of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by over 7 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. Visit www.colorofchange.org.

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 #YAAW2021

 Read Welcome to If/When/How's Fourth Annual Youth Abortion Access Week!

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Nursing students' perception of climate change and sustainability actions – A mismatched discourse: A qualitative, descriptive exploratory study

That list was from an open-access journal article by Anna Anåker, Marianne Spante and Marie Elf, posted on Elsevier | ScienceDirect | Nurse Education Today | Volume 105, October 2021. The study participants were nursing students in Sweden; however, the topic is applicable to nursing students around the world. Check out all or sections of their article.

The authors are all affiliated with Dalarna University, School of Health and Welfare, Falun, Sweden.

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Climate Change Action Alert

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Map | Linda Hogan


Linda Hogan currently serves as writer-in-residence for the Chickasaw Nation, and in 2007 she was inducted into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame. Her other honors and awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, the Henry David Thoreau Prize for Nature Writing, a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas.

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 July 2021 | Honoring and Celebrating Disability Pride Month

 Read Queer, Trans, Disabled, and Proud of All Three
Emmett Patterson | The Body | June 25,2021 

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SEXUAL HAPPINESS & DISABILITY: MAKING FULFILLING SEX ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL

"Sexuality is a human right, with the World Health Organisation stating that: “sexuality is a central aspect of being human throughout life and encompasses sex, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation, eroticism, pleasure, intimacy and reproduction.”

Around the world, societies are moving at different rates to improve the sexual accessibility for people with disabilities. A 2017 article in Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters investigates how discussions on disability and sexuality are gaining visibility in research and policy in some high-income regions, while public discourse on sexual accessibility in low-middle income countries is just beginning to take shape."

That was from a post written by the Lovehoney Sex Experts team, posted on SRHM's blog last week. It includes some great links to info on disability and SRH, including the one above to a 2017 SRHM article. Read on!

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Disability and Access to Sexual and Reproductive Rights

"Access to sexual and reproductive health and rights is not only hindered by gender, race, and class. Ability and disability play a role in how patients are viewed, treated, and cared for. This comic by Leah Soweid touches upon some of the key issues with access for people with disabilities. Each comic slide is provided with a caption that reads the image and text."

Ms. Seward's slides were posted on The A Project's blog earlier this month. They address a number of SRH issues faced by folx with disabilities. Please check them out!

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Disability inclusion in reproductive health programs: An orientation and values clarification toolkit

"This toolkit provides all the resources needed to plan workshops for organizations that want to build a disability inclusion mindset among their staff and partners who work on abortion and sexual and reproductive health and rights programs. This toolkit is designed specifically for trained VCAT facilitators with experience delivering VCAT workshops in the field of abortion and SRHR."

Find out more about this resource and download it; click here.

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You may want to check out Films & TV About Disabilities That Put Disabled People First.
Meg Fozzard | Refinery29 | July 16, 2021

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 August 1, 8am PT + 4 More Events | Sunday Morning Yoga

"Move your body during an hour long yoga class which is accessible for all levels of yoga with Seattle instructor Tina Templeman. Gaining mental and physical strength during these times is important for the mind, body and soul. Tina has 20+ years experience of teaching and training teachers in asana, anatomy, and meditation."

There is no charge for this class.

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July 29, 1pm ET | The next battles in the war against HIV


Please note: This event is sponsored by ViiV Healthcare.

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July 29, 2pm ET | CAPTA & CARA Community Teach-in

"Ancient Song Doula Services, Elephant Circle, Movement for Family Power, Bronx Defenders, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, NYCLU, Brooklyn Defenders and Bronx Defenders as we host a community teach in on CAPTA/CARA -- federal laws that criminalize pregnant people, especially those who use drugs. Many people believe that the federal law, CAPTA, requires them to report to child protective services. There is nothing in CAPTA that requires professionals to report to CPS when parents use drugs. We are hoping people will join us at our teach ins on
 

  • July 28th from 5-7pm ET Or
  • July 29th from 12-2 pm ET

 
Register here: bit.ly/CAPTA-CARA
 
ASL, Closed Captioning and Spanish Interpretation will be available."

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August 17, 4pm ET | AIR-P Presents: Addressing Reproductive Health and Obstetrics/Gynecology Health Care in Autistic Adults

 

"Dr. Jennifer Ames from the AIR-P Gender, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health Research Node, will describe ongoing research examining reproductive health and obstetrics/gynecology health care gaps for autistic people, inclusive of female, transgender, and gender-diverse identities. The presentation will focus on topics such OB/GYN clinic visits, cervical cancer screenings, and use of hormonal contraception, with particular attention to differences across sociodemographic characteristics. Future work investigating obstetric care quality and pregnancy experiences will also be discussed."

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From Our Allies at UCSF Healthcare Advocates for Social Justice

August 17, 3pm PT | Examining Racism and the AAPI Community

 "UCSF Healthcare Advocates for Social Justice invite you to join us on Tuesday, August 17th at 3:00 PM for a discussion called “Examining Racism and the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community” via Zoom. The talk will feature Hideko Akashi, Professional Facilitator and Founder of Liberation Consulting who speaks on liberation, race/racism, privilege, gender/sexism, sexual orientation, intersectionality, socialization, internalization and systemic cycles of oppression."

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August, 18, 12pm ET | Sex IS Part of Advancing Reproductive Rights & Justice

To find out about this third webinar in the series and how to access it, visit Summer 2021 Conversation Series.

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NSRH is Hiring an Operations Intern

 

View this page for more information on this great opportunity and how to apply.

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Certified Nurse Midwife
Cambridge, MA
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Seattle, WA
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Certified Nurse Midwife
Spring Valley, NY
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Certified Nurse Midwife
Chicago, IL
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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Contractor
Washington, DC
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Director, Medical Standards Implementation
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Director of Communications and Strategy
Washington, DC
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Health Education Coordinator (HEC)
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Individual Clinical Training Manager
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Nurse Practitioner, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Advanced Practice Nurse
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ARNP/CNM, Part-time or Full-time
Renton, WA with some travel to Tacoma and Seattle
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Breast Feeding Peer Counselor
Washington, DC
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Case Manager
Brooklyn, NY
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CEO
Women's Health Organization
Phoenix, AZ
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Certified Nurse Midwife
Decatur, GA
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Certified Nurse Midwife
Glens Falls, NY
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Certified Nurse Midwife -- 2 Openings 
Greeley, CO
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Washington, DC
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Certified Nurse Midwife
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Washington, DC
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Certified Nurse Midwife
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Certified Nurse Midwife
Lakewood, NJ
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Chief Healthcare Officer
Multiple Locations
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Clinic Manager
Grass Valley, CA
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Clinician -- NP or Certified Nurse Midwife, Bilingual
Skokie, IL
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Communications Consultant
Remote
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Community Health Worker - PreP
Washington, DC
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Data Analyst
Pittsburgh, PA
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Data Manager
New York, NY
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Development and Engagement, Associate
New York, NY
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Director of Client Services
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Director of Clinical Services
Atlanta, GA
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Director of Nursing
Clinic in Queens
Queens, NY
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Director of Patient Experience and Engagement
New York, NY
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Director of Public Policy, State
Washington, DC
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Director of Public Policy, US & Global
Washington, DC
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Engineering Project Management Consultant
Atlanta, GA
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Executive Director
Greenland, NH
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Global Communications Manager
New York, NY
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Health Center Manager
Cedar Rapids, IA
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Health Services Coordinator, Bilingual
Skokie, IL
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HPV Deputy Program Director
Long Island City, NY
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LPN Women's Clinic at One Hundred Oaks
Nashville, TN
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LPN, Bilingual
Kennett Square, PA
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LPN
New York, NY
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LPNs
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Washington, DC
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Medical Assistant
Jacksonville, FL
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Medical Case Manager
Philadelphia, PA
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Medical Director, Part-time
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Medical Director
Memphis, TN
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Midwifery Specialist
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NP- Women's Health
Hardeeville, SC
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NP
Victorville, CA
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NP Department of OB/GYN
Phoenix, AZ
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NPs
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Queens, NY
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NPs
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FOLX Health
Ohio, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Georgia
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NP -- Haring Fellow
Brooklyn, NY
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NP (CRNP), Bilingual -- Future Opening
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NP, CNM or PA-C Position
Women's Health Specialists
Grass Valley, CA
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NP, PA or CNM
Planned Parenthood California Central Coast
Ventura County, CA
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PAs
Clinic in Queens
Queens, NY
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Patient Care Guide, Multi-Lingual, Part-time
Washington, DC
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Phone Educator -- Bilingual
Atlanta, GA
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Policy Communications Specialist
New Orleans, LA
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Postdoctoral Fellowship -- Up to 2 Openings
Funding for this position is available for one year with the possibility of an extension for a second year.
Oakland, CA
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Program Coordinator-Supervisor Sexual Health, Streetwork
New York, NY
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Project Coordinator, Part-time
Washington, DC
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Public Affairs Coordinator
Berkeley, CA
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Research Assistant
Pittsburgh, PA
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Research Coordinator, Bilingual
Atlanta, GA
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RN
Grass Valley, CA
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RN | Care Coordinator 
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Saint Paul, MN
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RN Women's Health -- Bilingual
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RN (Multiple Needed)
Northland Family Planning
Southfield, MI outside Detroit
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RN
Atlanta Women's Center
Atlanta, GA
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RN
Southwestern Women's Options
Albuquerque, NM
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RN Nurse Manager
EMW Women’s Surgical
Louisville, KY
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Senior Associate, Reproductive Rights
State Innovation Exchange (SiX)
The position is remote and open to anyone living in the United States. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have prohibited work-related travel for the foreseeable future.
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Tenure Track Faculty Position: Health Equity Research
San Francisco, CA
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Training + Strategic Initiatives Coordinator
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Vice President, Development
State Innovation Exchange (SiX)
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