Unprisoned: Exploring how mass incarceration impacts health and wellbeing

If you weren’t able to join us for last week’s Health, Race, & Communication seminar, fear not! We’ve uploaded the entire lecture to our Youtube channel.


September 20, 2016 at 1:41 pm Leave a comment

Job opening – Social Marketing Intern

Acadiana C.A.R.E.S. in collaboration with the Louisiana Office of Public Health STD/HIV Program is looking for a responsible Social Media Marketing Intern to fill a 12-week, paid internship opportunity that will begin September 26th and conclude on December 16th. The Intern will provide assistance to SHP Prevention staff to support social marketing initiatives and activities. The intern’s primary responsibility will be developing a social marketing strategy and routine posting schedule for our social media platform and support smaller projects as needed. The breadth of the internship experience may include basic graphic design (infographics), short videos, website maintenance, and micro-blogs. Prior to the end of their semester, the intern will submit an evaluation report analyzing trends against their social marketing strategy.

* Current student earning a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in public health, social work, marketing, communications, journalism or related field .
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey ideas and facts in a concise and accurate manner.
* Ability and willingness to collaborate with the community, colleagues, and clients of diverse races, ethnicities, religious affiliations/beliefs, genders and sexual orientations.
* Ability to function in a high pressure environment and meet stringent project deadlines.

* Experience managing and/or evaluating health (specifically STD/HIV) related social marketing campaigns.
* Ability to design an original infographic from a designated document.

Applicant Instructions
Submit the following by September 19, 2016 to SHPjobs@la.gov:
· Cover Letter, Resume

September 15, 2016 at 12:11 pm Leave a comment

Job opening – Contraceptive Access Initiative Manager

OPH Bureau of Family Health / Southeast Louisiana AHEC

BFH Clinical Services Team –

Contraceptive Access Initiative Manager

The LDH OPH BFH Clinical Services Team seeks a full-time Program Manager for a new statewide Contraceptive Access Initiative (herein referred to as the Initiative) to reduce unintended pregnancy through increased provision of the full range of FDA-approved family planning methods, including highly-effective Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC). The Initiative will seek to engage a wide range of community providers in training, technical assistance, and quality improvement work, as well as to develop and promote policies which support widespread, equitable access to contraception. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, health related field or another field directly related to duties listed below;
    • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Experience in program design and implementation
  • Experience in project outreach and promotion
  • Experience in quality improvement in a health care setting
  • Experience working with Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics, and/or other primary care providers
  • Strong organizational, oral and interpersonal communication, and writing skills
  • Competence in the use of Microsoft Office computer programs
  • Willing to travel locally and nationally for job duties


Desired Skills, Knowledge, Attitudes:

  • Understanding of women’s reproductive health issues, including and especially the complexities of pregnancy intention and desire, barriers to contraceptive access, the important role of reproductive justice, and health disparities
  • Knowledge of reproductive health care best practices and medical guidelines, particularly the QFP as relates to contraception:
    • Patient-centered care & Shared-decision making
    • Quality counseling and patient education (RLP, MI, Tiered Contraceptive Counseling, Risk Reduction, Teach Back, etc)
    • Contraceptive methods/technology including LARCs
    • Adolescent-friendly reproductive health services
  • Knowledge of Electronic Health Records/Electronic Practice Management
  • Knowledge of FQHC/RHC models, practice, regulation, etc.
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Ability to organize, multi-task, prioritize, and delegate appropriately to manage towards aggressive timelines and targets.
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and manage self towards goals, while being a genuine “team player”
  • Value team-based work and collaboration with both clinical and non-clinical team members.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community health care providers and agencies to promote and sustain the Initiative


Key Responsibilities & Functions:

  • Leadership & Strategic Vision
    • Set a strategic vision and operational plan for increasing contraceptive access through a coordinated statewide initiative, including both short-term and long-range plans
    • Effectively communicates with public health agencies and private organizations at the state and local level with the potential to be strategic partners in promoting contraceptive access
    • Maintains a professional knowledge of elements central to success of the Initiative’s goals
      • evidence-based programs and best practices
      • cultural, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to the issues of unintended pregnancy and contraceptive access
      • health systems and policy reform.
  • Management & Supervision
    • Manage all aspects of Contraceptive Access Initiative, including but not limited to Provider Needs Assessment; Initiative Outreach & Promotion; Provider Recruitment & Retention; Training & Technical Assistance Development and Implementation; Policy Development; Monitoring & Evaluation
    • Develop comprehensive work plan for Initiative with timeline and targets; monitor progress regularly
    • Collaborate with BFH Business Operations Unit to develop and monitor budget
    • Actively identify related funding opportunities to increase sustainability of the Initiative; assist in the preparation of funding applications and reports as needed.
    • Supervise applicable staff, including but not limited to the Data Coordinator and the Training Coordinator.
  • Policy
    • Lead the development of OPH BFH policy proposals related to contraceptive access
  • Relationship-Building & Recruitment
    • Develop and coordinate outreach efforts to increase provider awareness about the initiative, the associated resources, and the need for increased contraceptive access
    • Recruit clinical systems, clinics, providers, and/or other partners to participate in the Initiative
    • Design and coordinate Mini-RFA process for selecting Initiative cohort(s)
  • Contracts
    • Identify contractors for execution of Initiative activities
    • Work with BFH Business Operations to develop scopes of work, RFAs, sole source justification language, etc, as appropriate to execute needed contracts
    • Manage and monitor contractor performance and compliance

Please submit resume by September 21st via email or mail to:

Gloria Grady


1450 Poydras, Suite 2025G

New Orleans, LA 70112

September 8, 2016 at 10:45 am Leave a comment

Job opening – Executive Director, EverThrive IL

EverThrive Illinois works to improve the health of women, children, and families over the lifespan through community engagement, partnerships, policy analysis, education, and advocacy. The Executive Director provides leadership to five initiatives and 17 staff members: Child and Adolescent Health, Health Reform, Immunization, Healthy Lifestyles, and Maternal and Infant Mortality. For more information, please visit www.everthriveil.org.

Position Summary:
The Executive Director will give direction and leadership toward the achievement of EverThrive IL’s philosophy, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives. Other key duties include administration, program management, fund development, marketing, and community outreach. The Executive Director will be responsible for the implementation of the strategic goals and objectives of the organization and, in collaboration with the Board of Directors, will enable the Board to fulfill its governance and fiduciary functions. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors.

The Executive Director should possess the following background and qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field and at least 10 years’ population health/social service leadership experience preferred
  • A strong commitment to social justice and social change
  • A healthy dose of passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
  • Established record of effective leadership in a not-for-profit organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a persuasive communicator
  • Proven track record of successful fundraising efforts with government and private foundations, individual giving and major gifts portfolios
  • Effective programmatic and fiscal management of government funded projects
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to recruit, manage, and develop high-performance teams
  • Experience in policy/advocacy work, preferably in women’s and children’s health policy
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets
  • Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people and organizations
  • Past success working with a board of directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Knowledge of the Illinois political landscape.

Please send a resume and cover letter to resume@everthriveil.org, Subject Line: Application for
Executive Director.

September 2, 2016 at 11:45 am Leave a comment

Open position – Health System Strategy Manager

Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center has an opening for a Health System Strategy Manager. This full time position with the Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health (BFH) will be a vital source of information and coordinated strategies for improving health systems. Experiences public health, health administration, and health policy are preferred. The Health System Strategy Manager will be expected to:

  • Maintain ongoing, current, and detailed knowledge of health and supportive services, including Medicaid and other federal, state, and local resources that provide respite and personal assistance services in particular for the maternal and child health populations and families; ensure concise up-to-date summary of eligibility criteria for program and services.
  • Manage the BFH workplans related to monitoring and improving insurance coverage and insurance adequacy.
  • Work with the BFH Director and program team leads to inform policy and data driven analytic work related to access to care, payment policy, managed care, prescription drug policy, Medicare-Medicaid dual eligible populations, Medicaid and Medicare data systems, health care quality, and health care financing.
  • Work with BFH Data to Action Team and Healthy Equity Lead to translate research about health service access, quality, and accountability into meaningful policy analysis; develop and deliver presentations, and write effective communications pertaining to health care access in Louisiana.
  • Serve as principal liaison with Louisiana Medicaid Managed Care Plans to coordinate BFH resources and services with the plans; maintain ongoing relationship with DHH Medicaid in order to stay informed of pending changes to eligibility and Medicaid programs.
  • Review policy and state and federal laws and regulations to understand current issues and health priorities.
  • Research and identify policy and waiver changes in other states to highlight leading practices, potential risks and solutions to client initiatives.
  • Conduct educational programs and training for BFH staff and partners on Medicare, Medicare Managed Care, Medicaid, and other major systems affecting health and healthcare.
  • Understand the Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Benefit requirements for non-profit hospitals; develop and maintain a plan for how BFH will proactively intersect with these organizations for mutual benefit.


Please submit resume by September 9th via email or mail to:


Gloria Grady


1450 Poydras Street, Suite 2025G

New Orleans, LA 70112

September 1, 2016 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

Webinar showing: “Quantifying racism to understand and address health disparities”

***Unfortunately, we are cancelling the live viewing of this webinar. We will be scheduling a recording for later in the semester, likely in early October. We apologize for any inconvenience.****




Please join the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health and the Tulane Prevention Research Center for a group webinar showing of APHA’s “Quantifying racism to understand and address health disparities.”

What: This webinar will provide an introduction to racism and health disparities; a discussion of implementation and measurement challenges in public health research; a discussion of measurement of the physiologic impacts of racism on health; and lessons learned from doing the work and how to overcome challenges.

When: 1-2 PM CST, Wednesday September 7th.

Who: Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, APHA President; Nancy Krieger, PhD, Professor of Social Epidemiology at Harvard Chan School of Public Health; and Richard J. David, MD, Retired Professor of Pediatrics at University of Illinois College of Medicine, Co-Director NICU at John Stroger Hospital.

Where: Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Room 1215, 1440 Canal Street (Tidewater Building), New Orleans, LA 70112.

This event is free and open to the public! If you’re unable to attend in-person, you can register at the following link below to watch the webinar. http://bit.ly/2bIV6VT

Questions? Contact John Marmion (Tulane CEMCH) at 504-988-2090 or imarmion@tulane.edu


Follow the link to our Facebook event page for more information. http://bit.ly/2bjh2Go

August 25, 2016 at 10:50 am Leave a comment

CEMCH LinkedIn group: be a member!

Are you a member of our Linked In group yet?

Join us to see new job posts, practicum openings, and networking opportunities on your timeline! Students, alumni, and professionals are all welcome.


August 23, 2016 at 11:15 am Leave a comment

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