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Student Research Position

You Geaux Girl! Teen pregnancy prevention study needs Research Assistants
You Geaux Girl! (YGG!) needs research assistants to work in field recruitment. Here’s your chance to work with a very dynamic team on an innovative project that incorporates technology and health interventions. YGG! is a project for 18 and 19 year old African American women that includes an internet-based pregnancy prevention program (Be yoU! Talented, Informed, Fearless, Uncompromised and Loved (BUtiful)). We are looking for research assistants to work with staff to recruit young women from sites throughout the city. Primary responsibilities will be recruitment and enrollment, administering computer surveys, demonstrating the websites, monitoring the sites, and conducting follow up interviews. Candidates must have very strong interpersonal skills and be willing to work non-traditional hours in the field. This position starts mid-summer. Having your own transportation is not required but it is preferred. Please send an email stating your interest along with your CV to Jakevia Green at

May 29, 2014 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

LSU Health Science Center: Research Associate


The Public Health Division of the Department of Pediatrics is seeking applicants for a Research Associate 3 that is funded by a contract with DHH OPH. This advanced level epidemiology position in the Dept. of Pediatrics will provide the State of Louisiana Office of Public Health enhanced epidemiological services to the Children’s Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Program. Incumbent will work closely with the Title V CSHCN Director and Children’s Special Health Services Program Manager to analyze national and state data sets concerning CYSHCN in Louisiana, to assist with the five year needs assessment required by Title V, to determine state priorities for the program, to conduct ongoing program evaluation and to assist with grant writing.

Qualifications: Masters in Public Health or PhD with concentration in epidemiology. Training and/or experience in maternal and child health including children with special health needs. At least 2 years experience at the state public health level.
Desired: Experience working with diverse MCH stakeholders, providing presentations to large stakeholder groups and writing professional manuscripts. Research skills include ability analyzing complex data sets and exhibiting strong analytical skills with SPSS, SAS, SUDANN and MS ACCESS.

Applicant instructions: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV and list or references to, reference # 09 036

May 29, 2014 at 10:41 am Leave a comment

Training: Friday, August 1

Darkness to Light: Child Sexual abuse prevention program

Have any of your friends or family members ever experienced child sexual abuse?
If you answered no, you need to think again. 

The next Darkness to Light Steward of Children training on Friday, Aug. 1, from 9-11 am at the the Children’s Hospital Auditorium. (200 Henry Clay Avenue, New Orleans)
Scholarships are available through Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund.
Darkness to Light is the leading evidence based child sexual abuse prevention program in the country.  The training program aims to empower adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Darkness to Light is open to anyone who wants to make a difference in their community. The training features a DVD presentation, interactive workbook, and facilitator-led discussion.
For more information or to sign up please contact or email:
Lorrie Brennan
504-896-9237 or

May 29, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Summer Program Webinars 5/15 & 5/30

Child Family Health International

Summer Program Webinars
May 15th & May 30th
Global health internships in Latin America, Africa, India
May Webinars: CFHI Summer Program Openings
CFHI is accepting applications for its global health programs on a rolling basis, which means there are spots left for select programs THIS summer for undergrad or grad level students of any major interested in health or medicine. 
Hear from CFHI alumni and staff on their 20+ programs, application process, typical day on program, scholarships, and more by joining a live webinar online– register for upcoming webinars May 15 or 30. 
What Makes CFHI Unique? 
CFHI runs 20+ Global Health Education Programs in 7 countries placing students in clinics and public health facilities alongside local health professionals. CFHIs 1-4 month service-learning experiences immerse students in global health realities around the world. CFHI is an official partner of the American Medical Students Association (AMSA) and an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations.
· 4-16 week placements year-round, alongside local healthcare professionals in underserved communities
· 50% of each CFHI program fee supports underserved communities abroad
· Rotations in clinics/hospitals or with public health facilities and NGOs 
· Spanish classes with medical Spanish instruction (Latin America Programs)
· In-depth health information lectures conducted by local health experts
Child Family Health International:  
Phone: 415.957.9000

May 14, 2014 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

Job: FitLot Coach, app deadline 6/10

 FitLot is recruiting a  Neighborhood Coach to work 20 hours a week for one year starting from July 14, 2014. They are looking for an all star to spearhead the neighborhood coaches program through Coaches Across America.  
FitLot is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization committed to building outdoor fitness parks in communities across America.  Formed in 2013, FitLot’s vision is for every American to have access to a cost-free exercise space within walking distance of their homes.  FitLot works with community leaders to build outdoor fitness parks so that people have access to cost-free exercise and equipment that is safe and easy to use. Each fitness park is staffed with a trained FitLot Coach who will be there to help individuals meet fitness goals and ensure safety. FitLot partners with neighborhood associations to identify potential locations with high foot traffic and low accessibility to outdoor exercise space.
Coach Across America (CAA) is the first nationwide program to inspire young adults to commit to a year of service as Coach Mentors in underserved communities. CAA Coaches receive extensive training through Up2Us’ Center for Sports-Based Youth Development. More than 500 Coaches have provided opportunities for 75,000 youth to be active, learn skills, and stay out of trouble through sports. Learn more at


Principal Duties:

  • organize, host and facilitate free fitness classes at the fitness park for 10-15 people 4x a week (about 10 hours a week)
  • lead classes and answer exercise/equipment related questions at the fitness park
  • plan fitness classes, work outs and wellness education classes
  • execute community outreach programs by communicating directly with members of the neighborhood and social media
  • help organize planning meetings and facilitate health and wellness education curriculum during community hosted planning meetings
  • coordinate with community members for the planning of the community build day where volunteers from the neighborhood come together to build a fitness park

Education, Experience & Training:

Minimum requirement:

  • High school graduate
  • Personal training certification through a nationally recognized organization. (If applicant is not certified we will help them through the certification process)
  • Health and wellness knowledge
  • Appreciation for healthful living (someone who can lead by example)
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Bachelor’s degree in an exercise related field
  • One year personal training experience
  • Accreditation from NSCA, ASCM, NASM, ACE, or Cooper Institute
  • CPR Certified
  • Experience working with young adults
  • Experience facilitating physical activity programs
  • Experience doing community involvement/engagement work

Coach Across America is an intense experience and Coach es are asked to go above and beyond every day of their service term. Being a part of Coach Across America connects our Coaches both with their local communities and a larger national movement of people dedicated to serving youth through sports. In addition to site-specific duties, Coach Across America Coaches are also responsible for the following
CAA program elements: completing timesheets, creating program rosters and attendance trackers, administering evaluations to program participants, attending orientations and trainings, reflecting on their service in guided reflection logs and participating in a National Day of Service

For more information and application packet please contact Adam Mejerson at

For more information about the FitLog program please contact them at
(504) 264-1568 or

May 7, 2014 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

Job Opening: Program Director at Edible Schoolyard NOLA

Founded in 2006, Edible Schoolyard New Orleans (ESYNOLA) changes the way children eat, learn, and live at five FirstLine public charter schools in New Orleans. Our goal is to improve the long-term well being of our students, families, and school community, by integrating hands-on organic gardening and seasonal cooking into the school curriculum, culture, and cafeteria programs. We believe that:

  • Food education should be taught in conjunction with core academics
  • Children learn by doing
  • Health and wellness contribute to the success of the whole child
  • Beauty is the language of caring
  • Local farms and sustainable farming practices are vital
  • School food reform is an integral part of the education we offer our students
  • Families and communities are integral to our  success

The ESYNOLA program director is responsible for the oversight and management of all kitchen and gardening programs (daytime classes, afterschool, special events) and program staff, and directly supervises six lead teachers, as well as the lead network gardener. This position provides strategic development support to all ESYNOLA educators, and ensures high quality programming across all five FirstLine School sites.

Education and Background Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, horticulture, environmental science or related field required; Masters preferred
  • Demonstrated success managing and inspiring a diverse staff required
  • Experience working with a high poverty community of children and families especially in an urban public school or urban public charter school environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and passion for issues of food access, local food systems, food education, and educational equity required
  • Experience gardening/farming, especially in an urban environment, strongly preferred
  • Experience teaching K-8th grade students strongly preferred
  • Curriculum and lesson planning experience strongly preferred

Qualities and Characteristics:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, applicable to a variety of stakeholders
  • Highly collaborative and flexible
  • Pro-active, problem solving approach to complex challenges
  • Commitment to FirstLine and ESYNOLA’s mission and vision
  • Achievement orientation with a focus on goals and results
  • Initiative and drive for continuous improvement
  • Proficient with information technology, specifically Google drive
  • Ability to represent the organization to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work with frequent interruption and to manage several work streams simultaneously
  • Eye for detail
  • Willingness to work weekends/special events as needed
Applications should include a cover letter, resume and at least three professional references and be uploaded to our application website via


Click ‘more’ to see position’s specific responsibilities


May 7, 2014 at 3:10 pm Leave a comment

Student Research Assistant Position

Fussy Baby Network & Global Community Health and Behavior Sciences (GCHB) Department is looking for an assistant for research and evaluation. For more information about the Fussy Baby Network-New Orleans & Gulf Coast please visit:


If interested, please send:
1. A brief cover letter (email) describing your interest and fit with this position
2. Your current resume
3. Your latest unofficial Tulane transcript

Please send an email of the above information to BOTH
Catherine A. Taylor, MSW, PMH, PhD at
Olivia Bell at


May 7, 2014 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

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