Archive for August, 2014

Presentation at Tulane: 9/2 12-1p

Best Babies Zone presentation
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
12:00 – 1:00 pm
GCHB Library (Room 2341, Tidewater)
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Best Babies Zone in New Orleans is holding an information session to discuss the unique multi-sector approach in addressing low-birth weights in the Hollygrove neighborhood. Currently, 22.5% of babies in Hollygrove are born under 5.5 pounds compared to 12% in Orleans Parish.  Best Babies Zone’s mission is to give every baby born in Hollygrove the best chance at life by working together with community partners and Hollygrove residents. We build on neighborhood strengths and link together health, education and economic development for collective impact. Come on up during lunch to hear more about the work we do and about weekly volunteer opportunities!
Sponsored by the Tulane Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training program
Light refreshments will be served

August 27, 2014 at 6:07 pm Leave a comment

Program Coordinator for Louisiana Breastfeeding Program

Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center together with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Office of Public Health (OPH) Bureau of Family Health (BFH) seeks a full time program coordinator who will be responsible for the coordination of statewide, regional and community efforts to help build and strengthen the state’s breastfeeding program. Duties will include:  identifying and cultivating partnerships needed to develop and advance a collective impact strategy around breastfeeding; providing hands on technical assistance to hospital leaders and staff and facilitating sharing of best practices around prenatal and post-natal breastfeeding education and support; coordinate a physician office-based training; presenting information to community partners and to relevant agencies; assisting with collection of data to track program integrity and success. Statewide travel will be required. Position location: New Orleans.

Qualifications: Masters in Public Health, Public Policy, or other relevant field. Experience working in breastfeeding promotion. Experience working with diverse populations and community engagement. Excellent communication skills.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume with 3 references to Marci Brewer at Deadline: September 12, 2014.

August 14, 2014 at 4:16 pm Leave a comment

Internship for non-violence youth program; Deadline 8/18

PAID INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY! American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is looking for interns aged 16-24 for its Peace by Piece program, which is its non-violence youth program that teaches conflict transformation to youth ages 16-24 through trainings, artistic expression, and youth organizing. Peace by Piece interns will work with local youth in schools and community programs throughout New Orleans. The internship will go from September 2, 2014 to May 15, 2015 (6.25 hours/week; 25 hours/month) and interns are paid a stipend of $200 on the 15th of each month. The application deadline is NEXT MONDAY, August 18th, so apply NOW!
Please email or fax the app to Dee Dee Green, AFSC Area Director,, (504) 565-3599. For questions, call (504) 565-3596.
To learn more about Peace by Peace activities, visit their blog:

Click ‘more’ for application


August 11, 2014 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

Media and Communications Specialist: Deadline 8/13

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Job Title Media and Communications Specialist
Location New Orleans, LA, US
Organization Name Global Community Health and Behavioral Science
Posting Summary
The Media and Communications Specialist will be responsible for coordination of the Center’s communications related to our Breastfeeding initiatives and other Center projects. This individual will be responsible for coordination of the Center’s communications for programming directed by the Assistant Director, Breastfeeding Initiatives Program Manager and Research and Evaluation Program Manager. Duties will include writing, editing and updating the MAC website and social media communications for all projects; writing and editing newsletters and any other marketing materials (e.g., brochures); and drafting policy/advocacy briefs for internal and external audiences. The Media and Communications Specialist will provide administrative and operational support such as coordinating meetings, processing invoices and other clerical duties to support daily Center operations.
Minimum Qualifications
-3 years of experience
-Excellent oral, written and communication skills

-Excellent interpersonal skills with strong abilities to work effectively with diverse skill sets and personalities
-Strong organizational skills and capacity to coordinate program activities and staff
-Good computer skills with ability to use Excel and Access
-Demonstrated ability to work independently, attention to detail, strong work ethic, ability to manage multiple tasks in an efficient, professional manner and work cooperatively with a variety of Center partners
-Ability to work under time constraints and meet deadlines
Minimum Education
-Bachelor’s degree
Preferred Qualifications
-Marketing skills
-Publications and/or article-writing skills
-Ability to speak well in front of groups
-Experience with design programs such as InDesign and Photoshop
-Experience with website content management systems (CMS)


Apply online here


August 9, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Youth Champion leadership program, Deadline 8/12

Youth Champions Initiative (YCI) is  launching in partnership with the Packard Foundation, a new program with a  focus on investing in young leaders to improve SRHR outcomes in Ethiopia, India, Pakistan, and the US states of Mississippi and Louisiana.
YCI will select 18 visionary young leaders (ages 18-29) from India, Ethiopia, Pakistan, and the US states of Mississippi and Louisiana to attend YCI’s Incubator workshop, which will be held from December 4-12, 2014 in Los Altos, California. The Incubator will integrate capacity building in sexual and reproductive health and rights, leadership, innovation, advocacy and project development. YCI will competitively award grants (in the range of $8,000 – $12,000) to participating Youth Champions and their organizations to launch innovative sexual and reproductive health and rights projects they develop during the Incubator. Applications are due no later than August 12, 2014.
For more information and to apply go to or see the flyer below with hyperlinks to the online application.  
Contact Claudia Romeu, MPH, YCI Program Coordinator, if you have any questions at 510-285-5706 (direct) or

August 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

Health education job in Jonesboro, GA, Deadline 8/8

Interested applicants should visit and view the Public Health Educator, Clayton County Board of Health in Jonesboro GA. Position will be posted until August 8,2014.
Job description:
Annual Salary Minimum: $29,399.50 
Annual Salary Maximum: $51,405.73 
Salary Details: Paygrade 13 (unclassified position) Negotiable depending upon credentials and availability of funds
Duties & Responsibilities: Under limited supervision, supports health education and health promotion activities for residents living in Clayton County. The health educator will spend 50% of his/her time planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating childhood injury prevention activities. This position will serve as the Coordinator for Safe Kids Clayton County; a childhood injury prevention coalition proudly led by the CCBOH in partnership with Safe Kids Worldwide, Inc., and as such will provide general support and coordination for the coalition and its activities. He/She will serve as a liaison between the coalition, CCBOH, and community partners to oversee the implementation and planning of the coalition’s goals, objectives, and strategies. The remaining 50% of time will be spent developing and implementing health promotion activities designed to address cardiovascular disease reduction efforts within Clayton County. Core activities will include, but is not limited to, developing and implementing strategies to encourage residents to increase their consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables; increase physical activity; and decrease tobacco use. The health educator will also assist with grant development, social marketing efforts, community health assessment activities, health fairs, and targeted health education for special populations.
Minimum Training & Experience: Completion of a course of study equivalent to a master’s degree in public health education 
Completion of an undergraduate major in education, the social, behavioral or biological sciences or a directly related field
One year of experience in public health education.
Agency Specific Qualifications and/or Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who in addition to meeting the Minimum Qualifications also possess the following: 
• Experience with developing and maintaining community coalitions and partnerships.
• Experience establishing and maintaining community gardens.
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), with an ability to work with a diverse group of people and multidisciplinary teams.

August 6, 2014 at 5:31 pm Leave a comment

4 APEX youth program internships

APEX – Always Pursuing EXcellence – is a non-profit, community-based youth center located in Central City. We offer local youth a safe space to laugh, learn, play and grow; while providing a meal, mentoring, tutoring, community service opportunities, recreation, and other structured activities. APEX Youth Center is looking for service interns to assist with grant writing, data management, program design, and administrative work in the realm of non-profits.
In all intern positions, the candidate must have enthusiasm and an interest in the educational issues surrounding local youth. Creativity and an interest in creating and developing innovative ideas is necessary.
Contact Alexandra Ehrhardt at , 504-358-APEX or 504-383-5235 for more information.
Program Intern
The program intern will assist in design and implementation of various programs inspired by the intern and the program director while managing current programs. Under the supervision of the program director, this intern opportunity provides an undergraduate student with a view into the administrative tasks of programming for youth and the application of creative thinking.
Data Management/ Monitoring and Evaluation Intern:
APEX needs a tech-savvy intern to assist with the management of data collection and intake. Knowledgeable on various formats, the data management intern must be able to analyze APEX current data collections, repair any faults, and produce reports as necessary. Creativity is encouraged as the intern must also be able to suggest new methods to streamline intake and assist with membership data flow. Along with assisting with program monitoring and evaluation.
Marketing Intern:
APEX Youth Center would like to expand its outreach and its advertising abilities with your help as a marketing intern! As more publicity and volunteer assistance is needed, APEX would like the knowledge of a keen marketing or business major to accomplish this task. Applicants must be self-motivated and driven to achieve results. An interest in exploring local New Orleans is preferred. The marketing intern would be working with other organizations and various platforms to spread APEX’s mission and increase awareness of our organization.
Grant Intern:
Amplify your skills as a writer through community service as APEX Youth Center’s grant intern! Any student with an interest in pushing their limits as a writer while receiving support and encouragement is welcome to apply as the grant intern for APEX. No previous grant writing experience is required. This intern will be shown the ropes of grant writing and given opportunities to test and then refine their abilities. Dedication, innovation, and creativity are highly valued in this position. Any student with interest in learning a valuable skill is highly recommended to apply.

August 4, 2014 at 10:46 am Leave a comment

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