Archive for February, 2016

Minority Health & Communication Seminar Series

Please join us for this series of workshops covering communication skills focused on minority health, specifically for community organizers, neighborhood groups, and public health students, professionals, faculty and researchers. Sponsored by the Tulane Society of Young Black Public Health Professionals, Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, and Tulane Prevention Research Center, all seminars will be held at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street (Tidewater Building), New Orleans, LA 70112.

“Wake the Town & Tell the People: Community Buy-In & Communications”

Monday, Feb. 22

5:00 – 6:00 pm, Room 1201

led by Chloe Walters-Wallace, MA, Media & Communications Manager, Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies

(https://www.facebook.com/events/450593041802233/)

 

“Disentangling Race, Poverty, Structural Inequity & Disempowerment from Yourself & Your Practice of Public Health”

Wednesday, Feb. 24

5:00 – 6:30 pm, Room 1210

led by Sonita Singh, MPH, PhD(c), Research and Evaluation Coordinator, Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 

(https://www.facebook.com/events/1526094591024470/)

 

“Documenting the Consequences of Louisiana’s Public Health Decisions”

Thursday, February 25

5:00 – 6:30 pm, Room 1201

led by Alex Glustrom, Director, Cinematographer and Editor of the upcoming project “Mossville: A Community Extinct,” and director of the documentary “Big Charity” 

(https://www.facebook.com/events/1702959999972975/)

 

*These events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.*

 

Also, please join us for

“In Solidarity: The Role of Public Health in Social Justice”

Friday, February 26

1:00 – 2:30 pm, Room 2212

This is a group viewing of the UNC Minority Health Conference keynote speech, presented by Dr. Crystallee Crain.

The UNC Minority Health Conference is the nation’s largest and longest running student-lead health conference. All are welcome!

(https://www.facebook.com/events/1766740970203943/)

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February 18, 2016 at 2:24 pm Leave a comment

Breastfeeding support program – open position

The Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health (BFH) is comprised of the Title V Maternal and Child Health Program and the Title X Family Planning Program within the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. The Bureau manages family planning services, pregnancy prevention, mortality surveillance (Fetal, infant, child, and maternal), pregnancy and maternal child health educational initiatives, as well as domestic violence prevention.

The BFH works to increase breastfeeding rates in Louisiana in order to improve infant and child mortality and morbidity through a multilevel strategy including the following distinct efforts:

 Hospital quality initiative and designation program (The Gift)

 Training for hospital administration, physicians, nurses, medical providers and their staff

 Staff support for a statewide breastfeeding coalition (Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition)

The BFH provides qualified public health students with a rewarding practicum/internship. Students will gain valuable public health experience, specific to maternal and child health/breastfeeding. Students will provide programmatic support to a statewide breastfeeding initiative targeting LA employers with a focus on program planning, implementation, and evaluation.

The BFH and the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition are jointly seeking a Practicum Student for Summer through Fall 2016.

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February 18, 2016 at 12:44 pm Leave a comment

Executive Director of Our Bodies Ourselves: open position

Job Description

Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS), a highly respected feminist nonprofit organization, seeks an Executive Director who is passionate about women’s health and social justice to lead its essential work.

The Executive Director will be responsible for overall management, including infrastructure development, fundraising, and program oversight. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and skilled communicator who can serve as the organization’s primary public spokesperson and fundraising leader. The position requires the ability to balance visioning and strategic planning with day-to-day supervision of staff as well as coordination with the Board and OBOS founders.

All applicants should have familiarity with the content and philosophy of OBOS (the books as well as the organization’s work as reflected on its website and in its programmatic activities) and possess a strong commitment to expanding OBOS’ involvement with all women, including women from communities of color, immigrant and refugee women, women in prison, and women with disabilities. Applicants should also be sensitive to issues surrounding gender identity and gender expression, and, preferably, have a background in women’s health.

Applicants must be available to work in the Greater Boston area.

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February 16, 2016 at 11:34 am Leave a comment

Louisiana OPH practicum still open!

The Louisiana Office of Public Health is still accepting applications for a practicum position within The Gift program! See our previous post with the entire description here.

http://bit.ly/1KsGyGr

February 4, 2016 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

Social Research Scientist – open position

Public Health – Seattle and King County is seeking a Social Research Scientist (SRS) to perform professional, independent, creative, and highly skilled data analysis, interpretation and presentation of qualitative and quantitative health data to a variety of audiences. The SRS will assist with evaluation of Best Starts for Kids, an initiative to improve the health and well-being of King County by investing in prevention and early intervention for children, youth, families, and communities, and other related projects. Evaluation will inform the Best Starts for Kids delivery of services and programs for children and youth and the communities they live in.

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February 2, 2016 at 2:01 pm Leave a comment

Epidemiologist – open position

Public Health – Seattle and King County is seeking an Epidemiologist II to perform professional, independent, creative, and highly skilled survey management, data analysis, evaluation, data dissemination and presentation of qualitative and quantitative health data to a variety of audiences. The Epidemiologist will work to support County initiatives such as Best Starts for Kids, an initiative to improve the health and well-being of King County by investing in prevention and early intervention for children, youth, families, and communities; and other related projects.

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February 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment


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