Archive for September, 2015

Saving Lives and Changing Systems: Why Communication is Critical in Public Health

The third seminar in the CEMCH/PRC Fall 2015 Communication Seminar Series is tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 30
12:00 noon
Saving Lives and Changing Systems: Why Communication is Critical in Public Health
1440 Canal Street (Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tidewater building)
Room 1206
*Free and open to the public*

Health Comm 3Led by Naomi Englar, Communications & Dissemination Coordinator for both the Tulane PRC and Tulane CEMCH, this seminar will illustrate the value of communication in public health for creating change on a systems level. Participants will learn the steps and challenges to incorporating communication and dissemination into research and evaluation projects, fundamental communication methods in public health, and real-world examples of communication strategies used to disseminate research to local and state decision makers.

Questions? Contact John Marmion at or 504-288-2090.


September 29, 2015 at 11:11 am Leave a comment

Farmers Market Prescription Program – Research Assistants Needed

MarketUmbrellaMarket Umbrella is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation devoted to cultivating the field of public markets for public good. As part of that mission, Market Umbrella has partnered with several local and national organizations to continue our Farmers Market Prescription Initiative, which seeks to improve access to healthy food for New Orleans residents. carrot

The Farmers Market Prescription Initiative is partnering with Daughters of Charity to introduce a Pre-diabetic Institute to their patients and make it easier to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. With this partnership, patients of the clinic will receive prescriptions to take to the Crescent City Farmers Market and purchase local fresh fruits and vegetables. The aim of this work is to conduct research on the impact of the physical and social environments on obesity.

This position will include enrolling program participants at community clinics, administering surveys, and data entry. Students should have their own reliable means of transportation, are dependable to be at the right location on time, are friendly and approachable to community members, and are patient with those who may need assistance with survey completion. The survey asks community members about their exercise and eating habits and requires a small amount of training. This position is unpaid but can be a great practicum or culminating experience opportunity for students.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to:
Kimisha Sawyers, MPH

September 18, 2015 at 3:04 pm Leave a comment

Fall 2015 Communication Seminars

Join the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health and the Tulane Prevention Research Center for our remaining Communication Seminars of the semester. This semester’s series focuses on research and evaluation as communication tools, with each seminar addressing it through a different lens – personal, programmatic, and structural/systems-level.

All seminars are 12:00-1:00 pm and are free and open to the public. They are held on the 12th floor of  the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans LA 70112.

Tuesday, Sept. 1: Racism throughout Louisiana history: The Catalyst for a health divide
Gloria Grady, MPH, Health Promotion Coordinator, Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health

Wednesday, Sept. 16: The Proof is in the Pudding: Measuring and Communicating Health Education Program Results to Create Change
Alissa Bilfield, Executive Director, The CookBook Project

Wednesday, Sept. 30Saving Lives and Changing Systems: Why Communication is Critical in Public Health
Naomi Englar, Communications & Dissemination Coordinator, Tulane PRC and Tulane CEMCH

September 15, 2015 at 9:56 am Leave a comment

CEMCH RA position open

The Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health is hiring!CEMCH5

The CEMCH Research Assistant will work 10 hours a week, with a primary focus on communications and social media. The RA will:

  • Maintain regular CEMCH presence on and develop content for our social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and WordPress, with other possibilities)
  • Assist in website content updates
  • Assist with CEMCH seminar-related activities
  • Perform background research and writing related to maternal and child health and professional development


  • Tulane SPHTM graduate student
  • Interest in Maternal and Child Health
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Available to work 10 hours per week during regular business hours
  • Skilled at working independently
  • Experience, or interest, in working with social media

The deadline to apply is noon on Monday, September 14, 2015. Email your one-page cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of two references to:

Shokufeh Ramirez, MPH
Program Manager, Tulane CEMCH

September 1, 2015 at 4:42 pm Leave a comment

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