OPHA Public Health Professional Services Program

The Public Health Professional Services (PHPS) program, administered by OPHA, is a service which matches Public Health professionals within Ohio with available part-time, temporary, short-term, and/or seasonal positions in the Public Health field. Organizations often need temporary or part-time help. Meanwhile, many individuals in the Public Health sector are in a position to contribute their skills and expertise: retirees, part-time employees, individuals who work as caregivers, students working toward full-time employment, and more. We recruit and manage a pool of available staffers, serve as the liaison between staffers and prospective placement sites and facilitate contracts and employment logistics.

Public Health Workforce Alternative Program, Update by Nancy Shapiro and Lois Hall at APHA, 2014
Public Health Workforce Alternative Program, Update by Nancy Shapiro and Lois Hall at APHA, 2014

The PHPS was developed in 2012 with support from a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant. We identify qualified Public Health professionals with a variety of skills and expertise including retirees, current employees looking for additional projects outside regular work hours, parents who want to work primarily from home and MPH students/grads looking for exposure to the real world of Public Health.  We match these professionals up with short term, part time jobs and we take care of the HR and personnel functions associated with placing them in your agency or working remotely on your project.

Let us know if you’d like to consider working with the OPHA PHPS to meet your short term, part time, accreditation readiness needs.

AND- if you are a professional, who has some time and would be interested in working with the PHPS on a job like this, we are also looking for you. If you know a colleague who has retired or who might be interested, give them our contact information too.

Past clients say we’re easy to work with, we make the paperwork and contracting process easy, and we’ve sent them excellent professionals to meet their needs.

Let us know how we can help – or let us know if you have questions about the PHPS.

Email Jamie Weaver

 Frequently Asked Questions

Read the flier for PHPS