Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking Fellowship Applications are NOW OPEN!

Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking is seeking a diverse team of responsible, open-minded, motivated, and dynamic “changemaking” Student Fellows who are excited to shape our continued growth and join a culture of creative, collaborative social innovation at Tulane, in New Orleans, and in other partner communities.

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Undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline, program, or department are welcome to apply for one or more of the following positions:

  1. Design Thinking (DT) Student Fellow (4 positions) 
  1. Support, help design, facilitate, promote, and execute a variety of design thinking for social impact education programs including the human-centered design “crash courses” and Fast 48 weekend bootcamp. DT Fellows are responsible for increasing awareness of DT through education, workshops, and partnerships with campus and community partners.
  1. Changemaker Institute (CI) Student Fellows (3 positions)

Develop, organize, promote, and execute Taylor’s social venture accelerator program, the Changemaker Institute. Fellows will plan in the Fall (revise curriculum, recruit participants and secure mentors and speakers) and execute the Institute in the spring, which rolls out over 8 Saturday sessions.

  1. Communication & Marketing (C&M) Student Fellows (3 positions)

Communicate, promote and market Taylor programs, events, trainings, and activities. C&M Fellows are the authors and curators of various marketing platforms including, but not limited to, the Taylor newsletter, TaylorHub (our blog), event calendars, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This team is also in charge of photographing events, directing short promotional and informational videos, and graphic design work.

 

Taylor Student Fellows are paraprofessionals. Fellows are more than the usual student worker and are responsible for creating and implementing Taylor programming and outreach. Student Fellows must be comfortable working at a fast pace and must possess the initiative necessary to thrive within ambiguity and in dynamic environments. 

Applications due March 24th at 11:59 PM 
Apply at:http://bit.ly/Taylor_StudentFellowships_2017
Questions? Contact Julia Lang, jlang@tulane.edu

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February 24, 2017 at 1:39 pm Leave a comment

Get LinkedIn seminar

how-to-linkedin_spring-2017_smrPlease join us for the second seminar in the spring Conference Series presented by the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health and Tulane Career Services.

What:  “Get LinkedIn” featuring Margaret Cartwright, Esq, , Director of Career Services Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical medicine.

When: Monday, January 30, 2017, 12-1 PM CST.

Where: Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (Tidewater), 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, Room 1206

What: Learn about the mechanics of setting up a profile and how to develop interesting content, make connections, and effectively use LinkedIn as a tool in your job search with SPHTM Career Services.

February 22, 2017 at 11:56 am Leave a comment

Bureau of Family Health Open Position: Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program Coordinator- Apply by March 7th

Bureau of Family Health Open Position: Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program Coordinator

The Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health (BFH), in partnership with Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center, has an opening for the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program Coordinator. This fulltime position ensures the timely completion of the MCH Title V Block Grant Application and Annual Report, while also providing oversight of performance goals by managing performance measure workplans. The Title V Block Grant is a federal grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). This grant is awarded to each state for programs and initiatives that improve the health and well-being of women, mothers, children and youth, including those with special health care needs, and their families. This position will be located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Education in public health or maternal and child health is preferred.

The Title V MCH Program Coordinator will be expected to:

  • Coordinate the completion of the Title V Block Grant Application and Annual Report narrative and forms. This includes but is not limited to: writing, editing, and synthesizing narrative, staying informed of BFH program developments, maintaining detailed, current record of grant requirements, and working with BFH communications and data teams to ensure accuracy of grant reporting.
  • Manage the Title V performance measure workplans, and ensure that performance measure team leads quarterly update their plans, meet once a quarter, and stay up to date with current Title V requirements and priorities.
  • Oversee the development of a Title V advisory group and processes to secure ongoing connection with regional community action groups; work to ensure authentic community voice in Title V workplan.
  • Work with Louisiana’s MCHB Program Officer and other key MCHB staff and partners (such as the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs) to stay informed on the national and state level developments of Title V priorities.
  • Expand and maintain relationships with state agencies, statewide organizations, and community based providers to ensure awareness of and robust referral pathways to services.
  • Collaborate with national, state, and local partners to maximize impact of Title V activities.
  • Develop new relationships with national membership and grassroots organizations with on-the-ground capacity and a desire to advance Title V policy priorities.
  • Assist with preparation for and management of Title V federal site visits.
Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample by March 7th via email or mail to:
Gloria Grady
Gloria.Grady@LA.gov
1450 Poydras Street, Suite 2025G
New Orleans, LA 70112

February 16, 2017 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

Spring 2017 Health, Racism, and Communication Seminar Series

Spring 2017 Health, Racism, and Communication Seminar Series

This series of workshops will cover communication skills focused on the intersections of health and racism, specifically for community organizers, neighborhood groups, and public health students, professionals, faculty and researchers. spring-2017-communication-series

Sponsored by the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Tulane Prevention Research Center, Tulane Society of Young Black Public Health Professionals, and Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Student Government Association.
*These events are free and open to the public. Light lunch will be provided.*

Seminars in the series:

“Responsive Healthcare: Identifying and Addressing the Needs of Formerly Incarcerated Persons”

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 12-1 p.m., Room 1201 (with a 30 minute discussion afterward in Room 1202), Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
Led by Anjali Niyogi, MD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine and Director of the Formerly Incarcerated Transition (FIT) Clinic, and Ashley Wennerstrom, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine and Director of the Louisiana Community Health Worker Training Institute.
This seminar will focus on identifying the needs of formerly incarcerated persons in New Orleans, identifying the barriers to addressing those needs and health disparities, and what steps can be taken to develop clinical strategies that address systematic racism and health disparities.

“Making Connections: Mental Health and Wellbeing for Men and Boys”

Monday, Feb. 6, 12-1:30 p.m. in the Collins C. Diboll Auditorium, first floor of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
Led by Khalilah V. Collins, MSW, Making Connections Coordinator, New Orleans Health Department.
This seminar will focus on the Making Connections project with the New Orleans Health Department, funded by the Prevention Institute and Movember Foundation. Attendees will learn to explain how male socialization influences mental wellbeing through definitions of masculinity and stigmas; describe the importance of prevention and early intervention to improve mental health and wellbeing; and list steps to addressing mental wellbeing through community-based, culturally relevant approaches.

“Blueprint for Safety: How Questions Shape Action and Domestic Violence Policy” 

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 12-1 p.m., Room 1201 (with a 30 minute discussion afterward in Room 1202), Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
Led by Nelle Noble, Esq., LCSW, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program Director, and Amy Jackson, LCSW, MPH, Interagency Coordinator, Blueprint for Safety Program, New Orleans Health Department
New Orleans is one of four pilot cities for the Blueprint for Safety program, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. Blueprint is focused on domestic violence, specifically victim safety, and works across multiple agencies and sectors, including police and public health.

(Recordings of the seminars will be made available on the CEMCH YouTube page within a week of the seminar.)

Questions? Contact: Naomi King Englar at nking2@tulane.edu or 504-988-7410

Funding for this seminar was made possible in part by the CDC, Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Tulane Society of Young Black Public Health Professionals, and Tulane SPHTM Student Government Association. The Tulane PRC is a member of the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers Program, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), under cooperative agreement #U48DP005050. The Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T76MC04927. The views expressed in written seminar materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

January 24, 2017 at 12:57 pm Leave a comment

CEMCH Conference Series- How to Develop and Submit an Abstract to APHA

Please join us for the first seminar in the spring Conference Series presented by the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health and Tulane Career Services.

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What:  “How to Develop & Submit an Abstract to APHA” featuring Shokufeh Ramirez, MPH, Assistant Director, Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health.

When: Monday, January 30, 2017, 12-12:45 PM CST.

Where: Room 1208, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans

What: Learn how to develop and submit an abstract to the American Public Health Association, the nation’s largest gathering of public health professionals.  Learn why you would submit an abstract and identify potential presentation topics.

January 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm Leave a comment

Job postings: Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health

The Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health is recruiting for the following positions:

Interested applicants can find more information and instructions on applying, as well as other job postings, at http://lphi.org/careers/

 

December 30, 2016 at 10:39 am Leave a comment

Believe in Youth – Louisiana (BY-LA) Program Facilitator: Apply by January 6

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Believe in Youth – Louisiana (BY-LA) Program Facilitator

The Program Facilitator is primarily responsible for the implementation of program activities of the BY-LA Program. This is a full-time, salaried position under the supervision of the BY-LA Program Manager. The BY-LA program is a teen pregnancy and HIV prevention program focusing on African American and Latino youth, ages 11-19 in Louisiana Regions 1, 3 and St. Martin and Iberia parishes. S/he will support the Program Manager in the implementation of the program and community engagement activities. The Program Facilitator will also conduct data entry for project evaluation and also support outreach and recruitment activities.

Follow this link for the full job description.

Starting salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits.

Mail/Fax/Email cover letter, resume, and professional references no later than January 6 to:

Chief Operating Officer
Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies
935 Gravier St, Suite 1140
New Orleans, LA 70112
504.599.7713 (fax)
jobannouncement@iwesnola.org

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December 29, 2016 at 10:04 am Leave a comment

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