Posts tagged ‘breastfeeding’

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.

(more…)

Advertisements

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

Bureau of Family Health – Gift Program – Practicum Position AVAILABLE

The Bureau of Family Health (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 maternity care facilities (The Gift) with a focus on evaluation and data collection/analysis.

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 in improvement in the Ten Steps to achieving The Gift and/or the Baby-Friendly Hospital designation.

Continue Reading July 5, 2016 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

Internship – Breastfeeding Program – Application deadline: August 28

Location:           La DHH-OPH-Bureau of Family Health, Breastfeeding Program
Hours:               10 hours/week
Stipend:             $3600 (300 hours at $12/hour)
Time:                  Internship begins September 2015

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.

Main Activities
This internship will enable the student to gain valuable insights as he/she provides programmatic support to a state-wide breastfeeding initiative.

  • Identify and assist breastfeeding stakeholders with creating profiles on a database
  • Maintain/improve the database of breastfeeding stakeholders
  • Prepare reports and present results to BFH staff
  • Work with local coalitions and the state team to organize community breastfeeding training that will target hospital staff and community MCH/ breastfeeding stakeholders
  • Assist with organizing a community networking event
  • Communicate with breastfeeding stakeholders via phone and email
  • Attend BFH related meetings, conference calls, etc.
  • Other tasks as assigned

Required Skills/Qualities

  • Organized
  • Professional
  • Highly independent worker and motivated
  • Critical thinker
  • Strong aptitude for written and oral communications
  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a MPH program

 

Please submit a cover letter and a resume with 3 references to:
Betsy Dancisak, Breastfeeding Program Coordinator
Betsy.Dancisak@la.gov, 504-568-3513

Application Deadline: August 28, 2015

August 17, 2015 at 8:04 am Leave a comment

Two practicum opportunities with the Breastfeeding Program at the Bureau of Family Health

The purpose of the Bureau of Family Health Gift Program internship is 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. Two unpaid internships are available with this program. The specific purposes of each position are:

Position 1: To implement an office-based breastfeeding training for physicians and their staff and measure the training’s impact on participant knowledge and attitude, as well as change in physician office settings.

Position 2: To measure The Gift program’s impact on breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity and duration among women delivering in Gift designated hospitals. To evaluate the success of The Gift model in aiding participating hospitals in improvement in the Ten Steps to achieving The Gift and/or the Baby-Friendly Hospital designation.

Continue Reading February 12, 2015 at 3:18 pm Leave a comment

Program Coordinator for Louisiana Breastfeeding Program

Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center together with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Office of Public Health (OPH) Bureau of Family Health (BFH) seeks a full time program coordinator who will be responsible for the coordination of statewide, regional and community efforts to help build and strengthen the state’s breastfeeding program. Duties will include:  identifying and cultivating partnerships needed to develop and advance a collective impact strategy around breastfeeding; providing hands on technical assistance to hospital leaders and staff and facilitating sharing of best practices around prenatal and post-natal breastfeeding education and support; coordinate a physician office-based training; presenting information to community partners and to relevant agencies; assisting with collection of data to track program integrity and success. Statewide travel will be required. Position location: New Orleans.

Qualifications: Masters in Public Health, Public Policy, or other relevant field. Experience working in breastfeeding promotion. Experience working with diverse populations and community engagement. Excellent communication skills.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume with 3 references to Marci Brewer at marci.brewer@la.gov. Deadline: September 12, 2014.

August 14, 2014 at 4:16 pm Leave a comment

Practicum opportunity

Student Practicum Opportunity
Fall (to start in early/mid August) 2014 & Spring 2015
Position: Practicum (Unpaid), Tulane Breastfeeding Program (TBP) & other breastfeeding work
 
This is an opportunity for a student who is interested in the promotion of breastfeeding at the university and city levels.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
v Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing
v Proficiency in Microsoft Office
v Interest in breastfeeding as a public health topic
v Willing to take initiative
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 
v  Continued development and maintenance of the TBP
v  Advocate for additional lactation rooms on the Tulane campus
v  Maintenance of the TBP webpage and Facebook page
v  Coordinate support meetings on campus
v  Attend various local and statewide breastfeeding-focused meetings and events
v  Assist in other project related tasks
 
Please contact Caitrin Alb at chogan2@tulane.edu
 

July 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Strong Start Program Coordinator- Job Opening

NOHDLogo
Job Requirements
The Strong Start Program Coordinator is responsible for implementing a program to increase the breastfeeding rate and promote breastfeeding as a social norm.  The Strong Start Program Coordinator should have content expertise in issues related to breastfeeding and maternal child health. 
 
Qualifications include:
A bachelor’s degree  in nursing, nutrition, public health, health sciences, or a closely related field; plus a minimum of two years of professional experience with project management and/or program implementation.  A master’s degree in a health-related field may be substituted for the required experience.
 
Job responsibilities include the following:
 
·       Programming
        Provide leadership to advance the Strong Start Breastfeeding Initiative as a part of the WIC Program
        Lead program development and implementation, including the implementation of an evidence-based peer support program for WIC sites
        Identify potential sources of funding to sustain the program
 
·       Partnerships
        Work with community partners on shared goals to improve health outcomes related to childhood obesity, nutrition, bonding and attachment
        Raise community awareness and educate about available services, the status of relevant legislation, and information regarding breastfeeding and other related maternal and child health issues through newsletters, pamphlets, public speaking, and other means
 
·       Professionalism
        Represent the New Orleans Health Department in the community as needed
        Serve as role model for staff, with a strong value on team-building, self-esteem building, and motivating staff
        Provide excellent customer service for both internal and external customers.  Will approach all encounters with a warm, professional greeting and assist to problem solve whenever necessary.  Will recognize when an issue needs further attention from a supervisor and inform management so that the problems can be addressed.
 
 
How to Apply
Interested applicants should forward their resume and cover letter to Julie Hagan, WIC Program Director, at jhagan@nola.gov.

July 3, 2014 at 10:58 am Leave a comment

Older Posts


Follow us on Twitter

Categories

counter

wordpress stat