Archive for June, 2017

Making Lifelong Connections: MCH Leadership Training


The Making Lifelong Connections meeting brings together trainees in an interdisciplinary setting with the specific intent of enhancing networking and leadership skills, and providing professional development beyond the boundaries of a specific training grant setting. These activities provide reinforcement to the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Competencies and provide a real-world application of leadership skills for trainees as they prepare to enter the MCH workforce, and for former trainees in early stages of their careers.

One our very own scholars, Miranda Pollock, attended and presented at this meeting. Follow this link and read her presentation on A Whole Community Approach to Health Disparities and Social Determinants, as well as other MCH trainee presentations


June 30, 2017 at 10:31 am 1 comment

Webinar Series: Preventing Risk Behavior by Building Resilience Among Youth


Join ASTHO and the CDC to learn how state health agencies can collaborate with educational and tribal health agencies to implement programs that increase youth protective factors to prevent youth health risk behavior.

The 2017 ASTHO President’s Challenge highlights that increasing protective factors is a key primary prevention strategy to prevent risk behavior such as substance misuse.

The Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center at the University of Minnesota is implementing Partnering for Healthy Student Outcomes, a two-part program that increases educational attainment and reduces risk behavior for middle school students though in-class, evidence-based social-emotional learning and teacher professional development. Presenters will discuss how increasing protective factors through programs improve health and academic outcomes and how states can incorporate protective factor measures in state surveillance systems.

The Oregon Health and Science University Center for Healthy Communities and Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board are collaborating to disseminate and evaluate Native STAND (Students Together Against Negative Decisions), an evidence-based program that improves decision-making skills to prevent early pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections  and substance use for Native American high school students. Presenters will describe strategies for engaging tribal health agencies to develop programs for Native American youth.

Date: June 15th, 2017

Time- 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

 Register for this webinar HERE

June 14, 2017 at 10:04 am Leave a comment

WEBINAR- Rethinking Young Fathers: Policy and Practice Recommendations for Child Welfare Systems


Join the Center for the Study of Social Policy

on Wednesday, June 21 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm EST


About the Webinar:

How can we support child welfare system change so that young fathers are recognized as critical members of families? How can we improve outcomes for children and families by supporting young fathers in their role as parents? The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) recently released a report highlighting a set of policy recommendations for child welfare systems to better engage, support and serve young fathers, their children and families. This interactive webinar will feature jurisdictions that have implemented some of these policy recommendations. New York City’s Administration for Children Services and the Children’s Institute Inc. of Los Angeles  will discuss their implementation efforts, challenges and lessons learned. The National Fatherhood Initiative, the Fathers and Families Coalition of America and the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse will present resources in support of implementation efforts. Additionally, there will be an opportunity for peer sharing and exploration of future directions for child welfare system change in support of young fathers and their families.

Register for the webinar here:


June 9, 2017 at 9:58 am Leave a comment

USAID Global Health Newsletter : Human-Centered Design


“Human-centered design (HCD) is a way of thinking that places the people you’re trying to serve at the center of the design and implementation process. HCD was developed in the private sector to integrate business and technology around human needs. While these methods and principles have been applied for decades in global health, HCD is now being increasingly applied in more targeted and deliberate ways to the health sector and for good reasons.”

“A defining characteristic of the human-centered design (HCD) process is that it prioritizes talking to and collaborating with the people who are most likely to be affected by the development of a new health intervention or program. The process seeks to better understand a health challenge from the human perspective, including how it looks and feels to real people and how it applies to the environment and context in which they live.”

Read more on human-centered design (HCD)

June 8, 2017 at 8:30 am Leave a comment

Full-Time Position: Community Outreach Program Manager


Ochsner Health System is seeking candidates that share their Ochsner values of Patients First, Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, and Teamwork.


This job is responsible for public outreach during community events, public meetings, government agency meetings, and other opportunities to communicate the current and upcoming projects. Coordinates the work of contractors and internal stakeholders. Responsible for coordinating all project communications, collaborating internally with various teams and externally reaching out to communities.

  • Advises management of potential and actual community issues and concerns related to projects.
  • Coordinates community outreach meetings on specific projects.
  • Coordinates presentation on public setting on construction projects and programs.
  • Attends various public meetings upon request and provides professional responses to public concerns and issues.
  • Researches, develops and prepares information and resources for use in presentations and outreach efforts.
  • Works with various OHS teams to determine whether outreach for a specific project will be handled by a consultant or internal teams.



  • Required – Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Business or Healthcare or related field

Work Experience

  • Required – 6 years experience developing and executing communications and community outreach programs.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information. Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard
  • Good leadership skills

Apply Today!

June 7, 2017 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

Full-Time Job Opportunity: Planned Parenthood Health Educator


Planned Parenthood of New Orleans is seeking a Health Educator to join their New Orleans team! In this position the Health Educator will provide and advocate for sexuality and reproductive health education to internal and external customers. The Health Educator will also be responsible for planning and implementation of educational programs for youth, parents/adults, as well as other professionals in New Orleans and the surrounding service area.

This position requires strong interpersonal skills to make connections and build relationships with the target patient/client base. The Health Educator works collaboratively with other departments at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC) as well as other community-based agencies with the purpose making the critical linkages to health information and services for community members. As an advocate for community health, the Health Educator also works to educate the general public on the services available at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and the eligibility requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement education programs in New Orleans, Louisiana by providing education and resources to the community in conjunction with the affiliate’s strategic goals.
  • Work closely with the Education Program Manager to provide vision and direction to all program areas within the department.
  • Maintain necessary knowledge and skills to implement education to program; stay current on recent studies on sexuality, sexual health and reproductive rights and education, family communication, educational approaches to children, teens, and parents, sexuality and developmental disabilities, and LGBTQ communities.
  • Design and implement curricula for specific populations.
  • Train educators and other professionals working with youth and parents.
  • Create and implement community education programs.
  • Ensure that program goals and objectives are met by reporting on a program timeline and reaching quarterly goals and serving as trainer, presenter and lecturer as needed.
  • Increase capacity through the creation and fostering of collaborative partnerships.
  • Market and promote PPGC programs, locally and regionally.
  • Work in collaboration with the Education Program Manager to foster public awareness and to provide expertise and to influence decision makers at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Work with the Education Program Manager on strategies to build relationships with local press/media to raise awareness about PPGC’s educational programming in Louisiana.

Follow this LINK for more details and directions on how to apply

June 5, 2017 at 11:35 am Leave a comment

Boston University School of Public Health Upcoming Webinar

Impact of Zika on Women and Children: Realities and Recommendations for Public Health Professionals and Clinicians

If you work with or plan programs for women of reproductive age and their families, you will not want to miss this webinar!

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 12:00-1:00pm

Join BU School of Public Health online    (Registration:

OR  in person at BU School of Public Health


David Hamer, MD

Professor of Global Health and Medicine

Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine

Christina Yarrington, MD, FACOG

Maternal & Fetal Medicine, Boston Medical Center

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Boston University School of Medicine


Catherine Brown, DVM, MSc, MPH

Deputy State Epidemiologist & State Public Health Veterinarian

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

In this one hour webinar, Drs. Hamer and Yarrington will present current and emerging information about the Zika virus and its implications for practice in all MCH-related fields. As Infectious Disease and Maternal and Fetal Medicine physicians (respectively) with expertise and experience in the spread of Zika, its prevention and management, Drs. Hamer and Yarrington will:

·      frame the topic for clinical and public health practitioners;

·      highlight key areas of current debate and practice;

·      present facts about the virus, its epidemiology and what we know about modes of transmission and clinical manifestations including the congenital Zika syndrome;

·      summarize best practices for public health professionals, including in the areas surveillance and family planning;

·      summarize best practices for clinicians, including screening, counseling, and care of pregnant women and parents of Zika-affected newborns.

Dr. Brown, the Deputy State Epidemiologist for the State of Massachusetts Department of Public Health, will serve as discussant and conclude the webinar by describing how collaborations between local and state health departments and MCH organizations can vastly extend the reach and effectiveness of public education about Zika, prevention and preparedness. The final 10 minutes will be open for audience questions and comments.



RSVP to to join us in person at BU School of Public Health


June 5, 2017 at 9:31 am Leave a comment

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