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NAP SACC Internship/Practicum Position

The Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health, is offering a practicum opportunity in maternal and child health/childhood obesity prevention. Students will provide programmatic support to a statewide childhood obesity prevention initiative targeting LA child care facilities (Nutrition And Physical Activity Self Assessment for Child Care – NAP SACC) with a focus on evaluation and data collection/analysis. The purpose of the Bureau of Family Health NAPSACC Program internship is to foster skilled public health professionals and advocates for maternal and child public health issues, specifically childhood obesity prevention. Students will learn how nutritional and physical activity practices contribute to obesity outcomes and specific strategies to address policy, community, organizational barriers to best practices. The Practicum Student/Intern will be embedded within the Data Action team and his/her primary purpose will be to work with the NAPSACC Program Manager and Data to Action Team Leader on the evaluation of The NAPSACC program.


Continue Reading September 22, 2014 at 10:11 am Leave a comment

Practicum Opportunity with ACE Study


The Louisiana Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Initiative Workgroup
Institute of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health
Tulane University School of Medicine

Scope of Work: The candidate will examine the existing body of research on ACEs and investigate communication, education, and advocacy strategies used in other cities and states related to ACEs.  This investigation will likely require phone interviews as well as online research.  S/he will compile promising findings and will generate recommendations for the workgroup.  The candidate will participate in workgroup meetings and will support the group’s planning and infrastructure-building activities.

The Louisiana ACE Initiative Workgroup is a group of partners who are exploring the potential for a statewide communication and education strategy around Adverse Childhood Experiences.  The partners represent child-focused organizations across the state, including the LA Children’s Trust Fund, the LA Partnership for Children and Families, LA DHH-OPH Bureau of Family Health, the LA Parenting Education Network, the Mary Amelia Center, and, as well as Tulane’s Institute of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health.  The workgroup is in its first year and is currently engaged in strategic planning, information-gathering, and infrastructure-building.  It is exploring a type of statewide initiative that has evolved in recent years in multiple other states, including Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Alaska, with the aim of translating the science of early childhood into key messages for communities and family-serving workforces in order to promote a cultural shift rooted in common understanding.  This movement is based on the idea that a shared understanding of ACEs can promote more compassionate and effective practice across sectors including education, healthcare, social services, criminal justice, and policy-making and can support communities in becoming healthier and more resilient.

Requirements: The candidate must have excellent communication skills, the ability to work independently, and the ability to synthesize information from multiple sources. We strongly prefer candidates who have completed their core MPH courses and who have an interest in early childhood health and development.  Timeframe is flexible and can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references (preferably at least one from Tulane SPHTM) to Lindsay Usry at

September 10, 2014 at 9:35 am Leave a comment

Upcoming Communication Seminars

Please join us for a series of workshops in communication skills focused on promoting health, specifically for community organizers, neighborhood groups and public health students and professionals. These seminars will focus on professional and scientific communication skills. These seminars are free and open to the public.

All seminars will be 12:00-12:45p
Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street

Literature Review

Tuesday, September 23, Room 1208 – “How to do a Literature Review,” led by Lauren Dunaway, MPH, RD, LDN, Research and Evaluation Program Manager, Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Community Women’s Health Education Center, Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine


Poster Presentations
(a two-part seminar in partnership with the
Tulane Interdisciplinary Innovative Programs Hub – I2PH )

Tuesday, September 30, Room 1208 – “How to do a Poster Presentation,” led by Shokufeh Ramirez, MPH, Program Manager, Tulane Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training Program

Wednesday, October 1, Suite 1714, #1716W – Hands on Practice, led by Elaine Hicks, MSLIS, MPH, MCHES, Education/Health Literacy Librarian, Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences

Oral Presentations

Tuesday, October 28, Room 1206 – “How to Prepare an Oral Presentation,” led by Taby Ahsan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Tulane Department of Biomedical Engineering

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September 8, 2014 at 2:38 pm Leave a comment

ACE study presentation 9/26 12-1

Adverse Childhood Experiences: ACE Study

Presentation by Vincent Felitti, MD

September 26, 12-1pm
Tidewater room 1201

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being. The study is a long-term, in-depth analysis of over 17,000 HMO patients. ACE Study findings have demonstrated a strong, graded relationship between the level of traumatic stress in childhood and poor physical, mental and behavioral outcomes later in life.


Renowned physician and researcher, Dr. Felitti is one of the world’s foremost experts on childhood trauma and co-Principal Investigator of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. He is the founder of the Dept. of Prevention Medicine for Kaiser Permanente where he served as the Chief of Preventive Medicine for over 25 years.  He also a Clinical Professor of Medicine; Faculty of Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego.

Part of the Jane Wilson Smith Lectureship Series

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September 4, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

APHA Scholarship deadline 9/15

The Population, Reproductive, and Sexual Health Section of APHA seeks applications for student scholarships to attend the annual meeting
Each year the PRSH Section recognizes a number of exceptional students with student scholarships to defray the costs of participating in the annual meeting. Student scholarship recipients exemplify the future of the reproductive and sexual health workforce. In 2014, the PRSH Section will award 4-6 awards of $250 each.
Current undergraduate and graduate students in any field of study are encouraged to apply. In addition to attending the annual meeting, student scholarship recipients are expected to serve for at least two hours at the PRSH booth during the exhibit and attend the PRSH Awards Ceremony & Reception on Monday, November 18th, 6:30-8:30pm. Preference is given to first time annual meeting attendees and those who are presenting at an oral or poster session. 
To apply, please send your completed application form (see link below) to the Chair of the PRSH Section, Dr. Angel M. Foster ( ) from the University of Ottawa, no later than September 15, 2014. Be sure to specify in the subject line of the email that you are applying for a student scholarship. Awardees will be notified no later than October 1st.
2014 PRSH Student Scholarship application form

September 3, 2014 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

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