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AMCHP 2018 Conference Proposal Submissions


Call for Proposals: The 2018 AMCHP Annual Conference

Feb. 10-13, Crystal City, Va.

DeadlineFriday, Sept. 111:59 p.m. ET

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) invites you to submit a proposal for the 2018 AMCHP Annual Conferencewhere the theme is Staying Focused: The Enduring Commitment of MCH to Families and Outcomes.

Tracks for this year’s conference include:
·       Adolescent Health (includes youth development and transition)
·       Advocacy
·       Child Health
·       CYSCHN
·       Epidemiology/Data, Assessment and Evaluation (includes Health Outcomes: Impact of Investment/ROI, etc.)
·       Family and Youth Engagement (includes fatherhood involvement, family-centered care)
·       Health Care Financing and Coverage (includes Health Reform)
·       Life Course Approach
·       MCH Block Grant Transformation
·       MCH Systems Building
·       Women’s and Infant Health
·       Workforce Development and Leadership

The AMCHP Annual Conference is the ideal venue to present your ideas, research, innovative programming, best practices and effective outreach strategies to MCH and other public health practitioners. Our audience includes directors of state programs, federal officials, advocates, family leaders, researchers and health care providers. We encourage proposal submissions to include any aspects related to family and youth engagement and involvement. Reviewers will give special consideration to proposals that include family or youth as presenters and/or panelists, especially for the Family and Youth Engagement and the Adolescent Health tracks. 

Click here for complete information about submitting your session proposal and for the online submission system. The deadline for submissions is FridaySept. 1. You will receive notification of the status of your submission by Friday, Oct. 13. 

If you have questions about the session proposal submission process, please contact Corey Siembeida at or (703) 964-1240, ext. 20.

July 31, 2017 at 9:52 am Leave a comment

The Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies Job Opening


Job Opening: Media & Communications Coordinator 

Status: Full Time, Salaried position available immediately 

Job Summary: IWES is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as the Media & Communications Coordinator who will be responsible for the coordination and support of all media and communications related activities and events. This includes earned media, digital communications, film production and social marketing campaigns. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and regularly update the IWES website, which includes but is not limited to: 1) monitoring the site for outdated content, 2) working with the web designer to add new content and keep it up to date and 3) taking photographs and coordinating bios from new staff
  • Maintain the IWES communications work plan and ensure communications staff are aware of upcoming deliverables
  • Coordinate the internal communications request process, which includes but is not limited to: 1) keeping track of requests in an online database, 2) coordinating requests from IWES staff members, 3) monitoring the timely completion of requests
  • Maintain a database of all IWES press (paid and earned media) including news articles, interviews and radio or television appearances
  • Coordinate media-related events such as film screenings, panels, community gatherings and launch events
  • Maintain communication with traditional media outlets (such as TV stations, billboard companies, and radio stations) to promote IWES’ work
  • Support and coordinate IWES film projects including but not limited to: 1) videography, 2) coordinating with cast/crew/subjects of projects; 3) photography; and 4) editing
  • Assist in the supervision of volunteers and interns involved in IWES media projects, as necessary
  • Provide support to Program Staff in planning, implementation and development of media-related program activities


  • Graduate degree in fine arts, marketing and/or communications, journalism or equivalent
  • 2-3 years’ experience in film production, film editing and social media marketing/management
  • Experience with basic film equipment (i.e. camera, sound, tripod, etc.)
  • Experience with photography
  • Proficiency in current versions of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Experience with applicable media, editing and graphic software (i.e. Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop)
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, preferably including experience in cross-cultural exchanges
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, particularly to participate in media productions, as needed (limited requirement)
  • Interest in community-based film projects and an understanding of new media and film trends
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Sensitivity to cultural, racial and sexual diversity
  • Willingness and experience working with youth, particularly youth of color
  • Spanish language skills – a plus
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Commitment to organizational mission

Apply NOW
Position available immediately. Starting salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits.

How to Apply
Mail/Fax/Email cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to:
Human Resources, Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies
935 Gravier Street, Suite 1140 | New Orleans, LA 70112 | 504.599.7712 |

July 28, 2017 at 10:51 am Leave a comment

APHA- Public Health Fellowship in Government


The Fellowship in Government provides a unique public policy learning experience, demonstrates the value of science-government interaction and enhances public health science and practical knowledge in government. APHA is looking for candidates with strong public health credentials and an interest in serving as a staff person in the U.S. Congress. The fellowship is based in Washington, D.C.

The fellow will have the option of working in the House or Senate on legislative and policy issues such as creating healthy communities, improving health equity, addressing environmental health concerns, population health or the social determinants of health. Much of the work developing public policy happens at the staff level, where these critical issues are not well understood or incorporated into the discussion. The fellow will have the opportunity to make an impact and improve the health of the public.

The fellowship aims to:

  • Establish and nurture critical links between federal decision-makers and public health professionals;
  • Educate public health professionals about the legislative process and the skills necessary to be successful, including the ability to translate complex public health issues into legislative, regulatory and policy initiatives;
  • Increase the visibility and impact public health professionals in the policy arena;
  • Increase attention to and focus on the social determinants of health and the goal of improving health equity and creating healthy communities;
  • Support the inclusion of sound public health science in policy; and
  • Create a culture of policy engagement for public health professionals.

Deadline for the application is August 14th

APPLY Today!


July 24, 2017 at 1:35 pm Leave a comment

Tulane CEMCH Scholar Program – now accepting applications

CEMCH5Funded by the HRSA Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Bureau, the Tulane CEMCH seeks to improve the health of women, infants, children, youth and their families through development of the MCH workforce. We provide opportunities for training and experience for students at the School of Public Health, as well as current public health practitioners.  Our program, guided by the twelve MCH leadership competencies, also collaborates with other members of the wider community.

Among our offerings is the CEMCH Scholar Program, which provides mentored self-development activities to help students become leaders in the field of maternal and child health. This four-semester program includes:

  • Coursework
  • Shadowing rotations
  • Service outreach
  • Self-reflection
  • Readings and discussion
  • 5-year development plan
  • Mentoring meetings
  • Conference opportunities

Eligibility Requirements

  • MPH students entering in Fall (or summer) 2017
  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled in the GCHB department
  • Enrolled in the MCH program

For the incoming cohort, Scholars will be expected to benefit from the following…

  • Completion of GCHB 6140, with tuition for this course covered by the CEMCH (Semester 1)
  • Shadowing rotations with approximately four local organizations (Semesters 1 and 2)
  • Community service outreach with one local organization (Semesters 3 and 4)
  • Participation in workshops for development of personal and professional skills (1 each semester, Semesters 1-4)
  • Providing mini-lectures, on MCH interests and goals, to public health undergraduates at Tulane and Xavier (Semesters 3 and 4)
  • Additional personal development activities and meetings (throughout)
  • Support to national conferences (annually)
  • Small stipend (each semester)

To apply, submit:

  • an updated resume or CV
  • a cover letter detailing your interests in the field of maternal and child health and commitment to and interest in the Scholar program
  • your transcript (unofficial version is fine – if you are a student who started in the summer, please include your Tulane transcript, in addition to your undergraduate one)

Applications should be submitted by email to Shokufeh Ramirez (, by Wednesday, August 9. All applicants are also expected to meet by phone with program staff August 14  – 16; please indicate in your cover letter general availability for these days. (If none of those days work, please suggest an alternate day/time).

Decisions will be made prior to orientation, so that Scholars can enroll in GCHB 6140 in time to start the course at the beginning of the semester.

In addition to fulfilling course responsibilities, Scholars are expected to set aside an additional 5 – 10 hours per week throughout the school year, to enable their successful completion of other Scholar requirements.





July 21, 2017 at 8:15 am Leave a comment

HRSA Webinar- DataSpeak Series


DataSpeak Webinar Series

Data-driven Change at the Community Level:Emerging Research on Urban Child Health

Please join us on Monday, July 24, 20171:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is pleased to announce an upcoming DataSpeak program on urban child health. This webinar will focus on socioemotional and environmental health and how three different programs are using data to drive community action and change for children in urban neighborhoods. Participants will hear how researchers have developed datasets and dashboards from data sources that aren’t commonly combined and how they have balanced local and national data to tell stories about neighborhoods, childhood experiences and health outcomes.

Presentations will include:

  • Renee D. Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD, associate professor of pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine and founding director of the Vital Village Community Engagement Network, will showcase the development and community-focused uses of the Vital Village data dashboard.
  • Claudia J. Coulton, PhD, Distinguished University Professor at Case Western Reserve University and founder and Co-Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, will present on how the Child Longitudinal Data System was developed and how it has been used to explore the links between housing quality, the foreclosure crisis, and elevated blood lead levels.
  • Lisa M. Sontag-Padilla, PhD, behavioral and social scientist at the RAND Corporation, will discuss the development of a databook on child socio-emotional health using data from the CANDLE (Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early childhood) study and other data sets on families in Memphis and Shelby counties.

Register for the Event HERE!

July 20, 2017 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

BFH -The Gift Breastfeeding Program- Practicum Position

Position:             Practicum Position (Unpaid)
Time Period:     August 2017 through May 2018 (preferred)

Background: The Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health (BFH) is the recipient of the Title V Maternal and Child Block Grant funds and the Title X Family Planning Grant funds for the State of Louisiana. With these funds, 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 provides qualified public health students with a rewarding internship/practicum experience. Students will gain valuable public health experience specific to maternal and child health and breastfeeding. Students will provide programmatic support to a statewide breastfeeding initiative targeting LA maternity care facilities with a focus on evaluation, data collection and analysis.

The Gift Program internship is designed to foster skilled public health professionals and advocates for maternal and child public health issues, specifically breastfeeding. Students will learn how social, behavioral, environmental and biological factors contribute to breastfeeding outcomes and specific strategies to address policy, community, and organizational barriers to breastfeeding. The intern will work with The Gift program manager and the Data to Action Team leader on the evaluation of The Gift program.

Detailed description of the internship:

Primary Purpose: To measure The Gift program’s impact on breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity and duration among women delivering in Gift designated hospitals.

Secondary Purpose: To evaluate the success of The Gift model in aiding participating hospitals with implementation of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and to assist hospitals with achieving designation through The Gift and the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.


July 19, 2017 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

Communicating Climate Change Webinar Series



Join public health leaders from California and across the nation for this dynamic series on communicating the powerful connection between climate change and human health. You’ll hear from internationally recognized experts and innovative on-the-ground leaders in this series of four webinars. Each will feature real-life examples and practical recommendations for increasing the impact of climate and health communications.

Starting tomorrow the list of topics for each webinar:

July 1910:00-11:30 a.m. PST

July 2610:00-11:30 a.m. PST

August 210:00-11:30 a.m. PST

August 910:00-11:30 a.m. PST


Register for the webinars HERE!

July 18, 2017 at 1:15 pm Leave a comment

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