Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
JOB #R2001348

Health Communications Specialist

Our public health group is growing and we’re currently seeking a Health Communications Specialist  to work in Atlanta, GA, sitting onsite with CDC.

Health Communications Specialist:

Write, edit, and collaborate with information technology graphic designers, audio/visual producers, and/or media designers to produce and disseminate a suite of electronically-based health communications materials to include, but not be limited to, Questions and Answers (Q&A), fact sheets, key findings from released manuscripts, matte articles, press releases, internet text/news media, web content, PowerPoint presentations, talking points, and other health communications  materials designed for internal and external audiences that will convey a cohesive public health message on Branch program activities. Provide writing/editing support to ensure “Plain language” is clear and consistent across all communication channels and aligns with NCBDDD and CDC requirements. Provide input into the development of and dissemination of social media tools, fact sheets, key findings documents, presentations, reports, manuscripts, partner collaborations, talking points, CDC-INFO inquiries, date requests, forecasting portal requirements, and other materials designed for internal and external audiences. Manage and maintain an on-line, electronic document repository (site visit reports of grantees, data reports, and meeting notes, etc.) related to a national patient registry. Develop new and update current content for program websites by working with subject-matter experts. Prepare health communications CDC-clearance packages and process them through CDC’s eClearance system Participate in Branch, Division, and Center health communications meetings, including those with staff from NCBDDD’s Health Communications Science Office (HCSO) and participate in CDC-wide health communications meetings when applicable.

  • Identify active projects and potential publications, such as peer-reviewed articles and white paper reports developed by branch members for inclusion in a monthly report to be distributed at monthly meetings.
  • Serve as a liaison across Centers to ensure branch activities related to fortification of flour with folic acid education campaign partners are coordinated
  • Respond to professional inquiries about birth defects relative to CDC’s current and historical research and programs in this subject area through internal communication channels.

Education:  Minimum of a bachelor degree in communication.

Experience:  Minimum of 5 years with a variety of audiences including public health and differing information avenues.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

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