Public Health Practitioner/Direct Service

Public Health Practitioner/Direct Service professionals focus on meeting the needs of individuals, families, and/or groups.  These professionals often have a high amount of direct client contact and may work in a variety of public health disciplines or  areas including, but not limited to, chronic disease and cancer, maternal and child health, aging, mental health, substance  abuse, and reproductive/sexual health.

Sample Job Titles:

Sample Job Titles: *NOTE: Positions may not require a bachelor’s and/or advanced degree in public health Community Health Outreach Worker*, Community Health Program Coordinator/Representative*, Community Health Promoter*, Community Health Worker (CHW)*, HIV Counseling and Testing Services Specialist, Advocate*, Clinical Assistant*, Social Services Assistant*, Adoption Services Manager, Child Welfare Services Director, Children's Service Supervisor, Clinical Services Director, Community Services Director, Field/Private/Special Investigator

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