Archive for July, 2014

MCH Epidemiologist Job Opening- Michigan


The Michigan Department of Community Health, Lifecourse, Epidemiology and Genomics Division, is seeking qualified candidates for the permanent fulltime position, Epidemiologist-Maternal and Child Health- Infant Health. This position will be filled as Epidemiologist -E (P10-P-11)( Entry level) or Epidemiologist-A (P-12) Advanced, depending upon the preferred candidate’s qualifications.
This position provides epidemiological analysis on all matters concerning perinatal / infant health, and mortality and morbidity prevention to the Lifecourse, Epidemiology & Genomics Division (LEGD) of the Bureau of Disease Control, Prevention and Epidemiology.  This program aims to improve perinatal and infant health to improve birth outcomes of all mothers and to reduce infant mortality in the state.  For a more detailed job announcement and online application instructions, please visit the neogov site:
Closing date is August 8, 2014
The Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Team is committed to providing statewide epidemiologic  leadership and expertise for maternal and child health programs that support women and children in Michigan.  MCH epidemiologists have strong collaborative relationships with other areas of the Bureau of Epidemiology, with the Maternal and Child Health programs within the Division of Family and Community Health (DFCH), and the  Minority Health & Health Disparity Reduction Section.  Furthermore, MCH Unit Epidemiologists work closely with statisticians and analysts within the Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics (DVRHS) who maintain the state’s vital records files and disease registries, develop survey sampling frames, and provide linked datasets that are essential to assess maternal, infant, and child health.  Importantly, these efforts have fostered collaborative relationships with MCH programs, vital records and health statistics, Michigan Medicaid, health care providers, policy makers, and other stakeholders. 
For more information about the State of Michigan, please visit and for more specific information about the Liefcourse Epidemiology and Genomics Division, please visit,1607,7-132-2945_5104-185449–,00.html

July 31, 2014 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Job opportunity: Olympia, WA

The Washington Department of Early Learning is recruiting for the “Healthiest Next Generation Program Coordinator.” This is a project position to work on health policies and programming in the Department of Early Learning and with our Department of Health and Office for the Superintendent for Public Instruction (State Dept. of Ed).  It is a initiative launched by the Governor in the last legislative session.
Job Posting:
Filter to Thurston County
If you have any questions, please contact:
Laura Alfani, MPH
Home Visiting Project Manager
Washington Department of Early Learning
Office: 360-725-4382
Job Title:
Healthiest Next Generation Program Coordinator
Opening Date/Time:
Wed. 07/16/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time:
$4,322.00 – $5,668.00 Monthly
Job Type:
Full Time – Non-Permanent
Thurston County – Olympia, Washington
Dept. of Early Learning


July 30, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Activist Training: Washington DC


Sierra Club’s Global Population and Environment Program has opened applications for the Fall 2014 training & lobby day.
Are you interested in the connections between reproductive health, family planning, climate change, and sustainable development? Are you an existing population volunteer interested in learning more about these interconnected areas, or hoping to become one? The Sierra Club’s Global Population and Environment Program is now accepting applications for our Fall 2014 Training & Lobby Day, taking place in Washington, DC on September 6-8 or 7-9, 2014 – you get to vote!
The Fall Activist Training offers young people and adult volunteers the opportunity to gain information and skills to effectively link these intertwined issues as leaders and activists in their communities around the US, and then to engage their Congress person in a lobby day.
Please find the application here! Applications are due by August 4, 2014 at 12:00am EST.
Any questions can be directed to

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

Garden Coordinators Needed

Andrew H. Wilson Charter School (3617 General Pershing St, New Orleans) is seeking applications for two Garden and Food Education Coordinators through Louisiana Delta Service Corps. Applications due ASAP. The service term starts September 1st.
We are seeking creative, self-starting individuals who are passionate about food justice, social justice, education, youth development, experiential learning, and community-building. We are looking for folks with go-getter attitudes who are ready to jump in and continue coordinating and guiding the mission of Wilson’s vibrant and expanding garden and food education program. Experience working with youth is a plus. Background in gardening, food preparation, cooking, and some nutrition knowledge is also beneficial.
For more information see the listing:Garden and Food Education Coordinator Position Description

July 28, 2014 at 9:58 am Leave a comment

Tulane MCHLT Scholar Program – now accepting applications

The Tulane Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training program is now accepting applications for new Scholars!


July 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm Leave a comment

Practicum opportunity

Student Practicum Opportunity
Fall (to start in early/mid August) 2014 & Spring 2015
Position: Practicum (Unpaid), Tulane Breastfeeding Program (TBP) & other breastfeeding work
This is an opportunity for a student who is interested in the promotion of breastfeeding at the university and city levels.
v Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing
v Proficiency in Microsoft Office
v Interest in breastfeeding as a public health topic
v Willing to take initiative
v  Continued development and maintenance of the TBP
v  Advocate for additional lactation rooms on the Tulane campus
v  Maintenance of the TBP webpage and Facebook page
v  Coordinate support meetings on campus
v  Attend various local and statewide breastfeeding-focused meetings and events
v  Assist in other project related tasks
Please contact Caitrin Alb at

July 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Research and Evaluation Manager position open at IWES

Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies

Organizational Background
Incorporated in 1993, the Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies (IWES) is a not-for-profit 501[c](3) organization based in New Orleans, Louisiana. IWES is dedicated to improving the physical, mental, and spiritual health and quality of life for women of color and their families. For more information, please visit

Job Summary:
The Research and Evaluation Manager is responsible for the day to day management of all research, monitoring and evaluation activities of the organization. This position will promote the mission of IWES by working closely with other program staff to support educational, training, and community-based advocacy activities of the organization.


July 24, 2014 at 11:15 am Leave a comment

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