The 24th National Health Equity Research Webcast (Group Viewing)

Please join the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health and the Tulane Violence Prevention Institute for a group viewing of …

The 24th National Health Equity Research Webcast (Live)

“From Awareness to Action: Leveraging Resiliency in the Context of Stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences”

When: Friday, September 28, 2018, from 12:30 – 3 p.m. CT (1:30 – 4 p.m. ET)

Where: Group viewing will be held in Room 1210, 12th Floor, of Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, NOLA 70112

What: Participants will have the opportunity to hear from national leaders and to engage in a moderated question-and-answer session.

Panelists

Kanwarpal Dhaliwal, Co-founder and Associate Director, RYSE Center

Le’Roy Reese, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine

Krista Perreira, Ph.D, Professor, Social Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Moderator

Dr. Rhonda Taylor Bullock, Ph.D, Director, we are (working to extend anti-racist education)

If unable to attend the group viewing, register for the webcast on your own at https://sph.unc.edu/mhp/nat-health-equity-research-webcast/

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September 20, 2018 at 3:43 pm Leave a comment

CEMCH Conference Series Seminar

Please join the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (CEMCH) for the first seminar in the  fall Conference Seminar Series.

What: How to Develop and Deliver A Poster Presentation, presented by Shokufeh Ramirez, Assistant Director of Tulane’s CEMCH

When: Friday, October 5, 2018, 12:00- 12:45

Where: 1206, Tidewater Building, 1440 Canal St., New Orleans, LA

Shokufeh Ramirez, Assistant Director of the CEMCH, will present key ideas in disseminating your work through a poster presentation.  She will cover why you should present, how to develop your message and the nuts and bolts of developing a poster.

Admission to the seminar is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact John Marmion at 504-988-2090 or imarmion@tulane.edu.

 

 

 

September 17, 2018 at 4:48 pm Leave a comment

Fall 2018 Health, Racism, and Communication Seminar Series

The Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health invites you to join us for….

The Fall 2018 Health, Racism, and Communication Seminar Series

This series of seminars 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.

These events are free and open to the public. Recordings of the seminars will be made available on the Tulane CEMCH’s YouTube page afterward.

SAVE THE DATES!

Seminars in the Fall 2018 series are: 

Thomas LaVeist, PhD

“Why We Should Continue to Study Race, But do a Better Job.”

Featuring Thomas LaVeist, PhD, Dean of Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity.

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Diboll Auditorium, 1st floor of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

 

 

Julie Fitch, MA

“Creating Change to Support Health Equity in Healthcare Institutions”

Featuring Julie Fitch, MA, Testing and Capacity-Building Supervisor, STD/HIV Program, Louisiana Office of Public Health.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Room 1210, 12th floor of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

 

 

    

Troi Bechet, MSW

“Restorative Approaches: Finding Justice and Well-Being Through Connection.”

Featuring Troi Bechet, MSW, Founder and CEO, Center for Restorative Approaches.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Room 1210, 12th floor of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street,New Orleans, LA 70112

 

 

 

The Fall 2018 Health, Racism, and Communication Seminar Series is sponsored by the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Tulane Prevention Research Center, Tulane Mary Amelia Women’s Center, and student groups Tulane Society of Young Black Public Health Professionals, Tulane African Student Association, SALUD for Latin American Communities, and SURPH: Students United for Reproductive Freedom-Public Health.

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. Funding for this seminar was made possible in part by support from HRSA-HHS and co-sponsoring centers and groups. 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.

 

August 21, 2018 at 4:39 pm Leave a comment

Tulane program successful at maternal and child health training

Tulane’s efforts to train future public health leaders on how to provide support for moms, babies and families are successful, according to a recent Tulane University study published in Maternal and Child Health Journal.

The study focused on the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Scholar Program, led by the Tulane Center of Excellence in maternal and Child Health (CEMCH) in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Interviews with students and community partners were conducted between 2015 and 2016.

“I believe that our programs are not static, but are dynamic, and we always need to be aware of the value placed on a program by all parties involved, along with the realization that we can always be better,” said Carolyn Johnson, director of CEMCH and chief of the MCH academic section in the School of Public Health.

“We always need to be aware of the value placed on a program by all parties involved, along with the realization that we can always be better.”

Carolyn Johnson, director of CEMCH and chief of the MCH academic section in the School of Public Health

The results of the study showed a high level of satisfaction by all stakeholders involved in the program. In particular, the study found that students valued the relationships the scholar program facilitates, including those with mentors and fellow students.

Each fall the scholar program recruits and trains graduate students studying maternal and child health at the Tulane School of Public Health. Among the activities for each year’s cohort, students fulfill coursework in leadership development and are placed in short-term rotations with professionals working in that field.

Amelia Brandt, a doctoral student in the Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences Department in the School of Public Health, served as the lead author of the study.

Tulane’s program is one of 13 Centers of Excellence in MCH, providing training for the next generation of MCH leaders. Research results will be used to inform other MCH training programs and to strengthen Tulane’s CEMCH Scholar Program.

Read the full study here!

August 2, 2018 at 10:57 am Leave a comment

Diversity in MCH Training Peer Learning Collaborative

Earlier this year, HRSA MCHB’s Division of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Workforce Development released an overview and case studies from the 2016-2017 Diversity and Health Equity Peer Learning Collaborative (DHEC). These documents, which can be found on the Division’s website, provide a description of the project’s goals, the major activities of each team that participated in the Collaborative, and the impact of participation in the Collaborative.

A podcast was recorded with the team leaders from two of the MCH Training Programs that participated in the Collaborative to share how they engage trainees meaningfully in diversity and health equity activities and how their academic institutions adopted their diversity and health equity efforts so that they can be sustained beyond the life of the Collaborative.

Visit the DHEC web page to listen to the podcast and to review resources.

July 23, 2018 at 9:57 am Leave a comment

The Carbon Footprints of U.S Diets

“The Carbon Footprints of U.S Diets: New Research Linking Environmental Impacts to Food Choices and Diet Quality”

Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Tulane Prevention and Research Center and the American Public Health Association will be hosting a webinar on May 16th, 2018 12pm – 1:30pm CST.

Lead by:

Diego Rose, PhD, Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and

Martin Heller, PhD, University of Michigan, School for Environment and Sustainability

If you would like to join the on-campus group viewing, it will be held on the 22nd Floor of the Tulane Downtown Tidewater Building, 1440 Canal Street, Room 2212.

If you are unable to join the group viewing, we recommend joining remotely. Please register using the link

If you are unable to attend the webinar, a recording will be available after the event at the CEMCH blog, the Tulane PRC website and the APHA webinar page.

About the Webinar

Agriculture is a major contributor to climate change, representing 30-40% of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) globally, and about 10% in the US.  Individual dietary choices contribute to this problem by influencing what gets produced. Our research addresses the environmental impacts of individual food choices in the US and their implications for diet quality. We developed an approach to link environmental impacts of foods to 24-hour recall data on adult diets reported in the 2005-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). We constructed a distribution of the carbon footprint of 1-day diets by ranking diets from low to high impact. Those in the top quintile (i.e. high impact diets) had a carbon footprint close to eight times that of the bottom quintile. Shifting the top quintile diets to the mean resulted in a significant overall reduction in national GHGE. After scaling for energy intake, we examined the differences in food and nutrient content, and overall diet quality of these high and low-impact diets. The bottom quintile (i.e. low impact) diets scored better on vitamin E, fiber and saturated fat, but not on calcium, vitamin D, and potassium. Overall diet quality as measured by the Healthy Eating Index was better in the low impact group. These results suggest that food patterns with lower carbon footprints have a better overall diet quality and are more nutritious on several key dimensions. Our analyses highlight the importance of utilizing individual dietary behaviors rather than just population means when considering diet shift scenarios and set the stage for further policy and scenario simulations aimed at aligning environmental and nutritional outcomes. Attendees will learn how to 1. Explain what is meant by a carbon footprint and how to calculate it for specific foods.2. Describe the relationship between individual dietary choices and GHGE from food in the US context. 3. Explain the link between the GHGE of a diet and its overall nutritional quality

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 and title Maternal and Child Health Public Health Training Program. The information or content and conclusions in this webinar are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

May 7, 2018 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

FREE Gift Community Breastfeeding Training

When:

Thursday, May 17 2018
8:00 am – 4:00pm

Where:

East Jefferson General Hospital 4200 Houma Blvd Metairie, LA

WHAT: Learn the theory behind evidence-based maternity care practices as well as tips and tricks for how to effectively prepare mothers prenatally to receive these practices at the hospital. Provides an opportunity for networking among various community breastfeeding stakeholders.

WHO’S INVITED: This training is designed for individuals who educate staff, physicians or mothers and families about maternity care practices, including breastfeeding. Please feel free to share this invitation.

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Register online:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KXYCNS2

For more information, email:

Betsy.Dancisak@la.gov

Lunch is on your own

There is no cost to attend this meeting

Nursing continuing education will be provided

https://thegiftla.org/

 

April 26, 2018 at 1:57 pm Leave a comment

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