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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

Job opening: Program Director for Healthy Start New Orleans


The City of New Orleans Health Department seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Program Director for Healthy Start New Orleans. The position will report to the Deputy Director of the New Orleans Health Department.

About Healthy Start New Orleans: The mission of Healthy Start New Orleans (HSNO) is to promote healthy communities by nurturing healthy pregnancies, healthy babies, and healthy families. HSNO offers outreach, health education, teen, male, and grandparent programs, and case management services to help families who are pregnant or have a child under two years old get off to a good start and have a healthy start in life.

HSNO recently received a $10 million, five year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). With this grant award, HSNO will pioneer a cross-sector, zonal approach to improve quality of life for families. The project will focus its activities on the four neighborhood “zones” with the highest rates of low birth weight: Hollygrove, Behrman, and the Little Woods and Plum Orchard sections of New Orleans East. HSNO will develop neighborhood-based, wrap-around service hubs to comprehensively address family health from preconception through infancy. Ultimately, the project aims to help transform neighborhoods and improve birth outcomes by working with partners from health, education, economic, and community sectors to drive true community change.

Job Requirements: Masters in social work, nursing or public health with 2 years large grant management, and 5 years management experience required. Background in Maternal Child Health case management preferred. Experience in personnel management and oversight required.


October 7, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Job opening: Program Lead for Best Babies Zone




The City of New Orleans Health Department seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Program Lead for Best Babies Zone. The position will report to the Program Director of Healthy Start New Orleans.

Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and 2 years’ experience with project/program implementation. Master’s Degree may substitute for 1 year experience. Experience in organizing and building community collaboration, including both high-level and grassroots stakeholders. Proven track record and experience working with diverse partnerships – including other coalitions, program staff, community members, and clients – to achieve goals.

About Best Babies Zonebbz logo: New Orleans is one of three cities selected nationally by the Kellogg Foundation to implement a Best Babies Zone (BBZ) and work in partnership with national leaders to change outcomes for families. BBZ is an innovative, multi-sector approach that mobilizes local partners in defined neighborhood zones to ensure that all babies have the best chance to thrive and reach their full potential. The New Orleans BBZ is focused on the Hollygrove neighborhood; in 2012, nearly 20% of babies born in a three-quarter mile section of Hollygrove were born with low birth weights.


October 6, 2014 at 9:50 am Leave a comment

Media and Communications Specialist: Deadline 8/13

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Job Title Media and Communications Specialist
Location New Orleans, LA, US
Organization Name Global Community Health and Behavioral Science
Posting Summary
The Media and Communications Specialist will be responsible for coordination of the Center’s communications related to our Breastfeeding initiatives and other Center projects. This individual will be responsible for coordination of the Center’s communications for programming directed by the Assistant Director, Breastfeeding Initiatives Program Manager and Research and Evaluation Program Manager. Duties will include writing, editing and updating the MAC website and social media communications for all projects; writing and editing newsletters and any other marketing materials (e.g., brochures); and drafting policy/advocacy briefs for internal and external audiences. The Media and Communications Specialist will provide administrative and operational support such as coordinating meetings, processing invoices and other clerical duties to support daily Center operations.
Minimum Qualifications
-3 years of experience
-Excellent oral, written and communication skills

-Excellent interpersonal skills with strong abilities to work effectively with diverse skill sets and personalities
-Strong organizational skills and capacity to coordinate program activities and staff
-Good computer skills with ability to use Excel and Access
-Demonstrated ability to work independently, attention to detail, strong work ethic, ability to manage multiple tasks in an efficient, professional manner and work cooperatively with a variety of Center partners
-Ability to work under time constraints and meet deadlines
Minimum Education
-Bachelor’s degree
Preferred Qualifications
-Marketing skills
-Publications and/or article-writing skills
-Ability to speak well in front of groups
-Experience with design programs such as InDesign and Photoshop
-Experience with website content management systems (CMS)


Apply online here


August 9, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Job opportunity: Olympia, WA

The Washington Department of Early Learning is recruiting for the “Healthiest Next Generation Program Coordinator.” This is a project position to work on health policies and programming in the Department of Early Learning and with our Department of Health and Office for the Superintendent for Public Instruction (State Dept. of Ed).  It is a initiative launched by the Governor in the last legislative session.
Job Posting:
Filter to Thurston County
If you have any questions, please contact:
Laura Alfani, MPH
Home Visiting Project Manager
Washington Department of Early Learning
Office: 360-725-4382
Job Title:
Healthiest Next Generation Program Coordinator
Opening Date/Time:
Wed. 07/16/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time:
$4,322.00 – $5,668.00 Monthly
Job Type:
Full Time – Non-Permanent
Thurston County – Olympia, Washington
Dept. of Early Learning


July 30, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Garden Coordinators Needed

Andrew H. Wilson Charter School (3617 General Pershing St, New Orleans) is seeking applications for two Garden and Food Education Coordinators through Louisiana Delta Service Corps. Applications due ASAP. The service term starts September 1st.
We are seeking creative, self-starting individuals who are passionate about food justice, social justice, education, youth development, experiential learning, and community-building. We are looking for folks with go-getter attitudes who are ready to jump in and continue coordinating and guiding the mission of Wilson’s vibrant and expanding garden and food education program. Experience working with youth is a plus. Background in gardening, food preparation, cooking, and some nutrition knowledge is also beneficial.
For more information see the listing:Garden and Food Education Coordinator Position Description

July 28, 2014 at 9:58 am Leave a comment

Job: Pediatric Nurse Educator, Sierra Leone

Welbodi Partnership is a UK based NGO and is recruiting a nurse educator to support the well-established nurses’ training office at the Ola During Children’s Hospital (ODCH) in Freetown, Sierra Leone. In addition, the (paediatric) nurse educator will help establish a nurse/midwife training office at the neighboring Princess Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH) as well as support the newly established Paediatric Nurse Specialist training at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS).
This rewarding position offers a unique opportunity to be involved in the development of human and institutional capacity, crucial for the rebuilding of the health system in Sierra Leone, with a focus in improving maternal, neonatal and child health.
Job specification
Job title: (Paediatric) Nurse Educator
Location: Ola During Children’s Hospital (ODCH), Freetown, Sierra Leone
Reports to: Country Director, Welbodi Partnership
Supports: Nurse training offices at ODCH and PCMH, Paediatric Nurse training at COMAHS
Duration: 12 months, with possibility of extension
Start Date: Mid-August / Early September 2014
Application Deadline: 25th July 2014

July 17, 2014 at 11:58 am Leave a comment

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