Expiration Date: April 28, 2017 – selection to begin March 6, 2017
Primary: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe – Sister Katherine Baltazar
Secondary: GPTEC – Jennifer Giroux, MD, MPH (Medical Epidemiologist)
Maternal Substance Use Disorders during Pregnancy have emerged as Tribal public health priority. Improving services to mothers at this time of need requires an interdisciplinary approach. Medical, behavioral health and substance abuse providers need to more seamlessly screen and evaluate and provide services to women. At times, to protect the developing fetus, providers also need to interface effectively with Tribal courts for civil involuntary commitment orders to treatment. Services need to bolstered without unnecessarily damaging the patient – provider trust relationship. This requires community education on the difference between civil and criminal court.
Cheyenne River Sioux tribal population (with tangential benefits for other communities in creating a replicable model)
- Develop a systems map for Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe surrounding the issue of maternal substance use during pregnancy and referral procedures/policies connecting the various stakeholders
- Objective: to understand the current state of CRST tribal organization and the stakeholders potentially involved in currently and potentially responding to the issue of maternal substance use during pregnancy.
- Description: the systems map proposed will seek to identify the various tribal, IHS, state, and other programs/entities that currently do or potentially could play a role in responding to individual cases of maternal substance use during pregnancy. It will also seek to capture how such cases travel through this system, and where potential procedures/policies exist to facilitate or otherwise affect this passage, if any. Finally, the map will build upon a review of existing literature, best practices, and recommendations so suggested new or improved procedures and policies to facilitate referral and response within the system.
- Work with CRST stakeholders to develop local and other collaboration and connection in responding to maternal substance use during pregnancy
- Objective: to facilitate an effective and efficient response to maternal substance use during pregnancy that emphasizes best practices within the treatment of individual cases, building upon the existing and new systems, policies, and procedures.
- Description: this element of the internship will emphasize the intern working with local stakeholders to operationalize the systems map produced in Activity 1, thereby facilitating the creation or enhancement of policies and procedures, as appropriate, and collaboration in implementing them.
- Assist with development of public service announcements to provide community education on this tribal response to maternal substance use disorders during pregnancy and difference between civil and criminal court.
Human Subjects Research? No
Approved by IRB?: N/A
- (1) Systems map for CRST surrounding drug use during pregnancy, with summary of existing and recommended policies/procedures for operationalizing referral/response
- Public Service Announcement of Community response
- MPH or MSW candidate recommended
- Vehicle required
- Recommended Timeframe: 8 weeks
- Position will be located in Eagle Butte, SD. Lodging and other accommodations will be worked out once intern have been selected. Initial 1-2 weeks will be in Rapid City, SD at the GPTCHB/GPTEC offices for background.
- Working space will be provided by CRST.
To apply, please complete the Online Internship Application.
For questions, please contact Jennifer Giroux at (605) 430-0286 or email@example.com.
To apply for this job please visit the following URL: http://gptchb.org/internships/online-internship-application/ →