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HRSA- DataSpeak Webinar Series


Findings from the 2016 National Survey
of Children’s Health

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is pleased to announce an upcoming DataSpeak program to present findings from the redesigned 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH). The NSCH is funded and directed by MCHB, with data collection conducted by the Census Bureau. The survey examines the physical and emotional health of children from birth through 17 years of age. Emphasis is placed on factors that may be related to the well-being of children, including medical homes, family interactions, parental health, school experiences, and neighborhood safety. This DataSpeak will be one of the first public presentation on the most recent results of this important survey.

Presentations will be made by:

  • Reem Ghandour, DrPH, MPA, Director of the Division of Epidemiology in the MCHB’s Office of Epidemiology and Research, will present on the NSCH redesign and new estimates from the 2016 NSCH.
  • Jason Fields, PhD, MPH, Survey Director at the US Census Bureau, will present on the data collection methodology for the latest iteration of the survey.


Mark Your Calendars and Register for the webinar HERE!


August 25, 2017 at 10:06 am Leave a comment

Research Coordinator/Parent Educator position – NOW FILLED


Children’s Bureau is seeking candidates for the position of a full-time Research Coordinator/Parent Educator. This person will work with the Tulane University School of Public Health and the City of New Orleans WIC clinics on a CDC-funded randomized controlled trial studying the effectiveness of implementing low cost parenting interventions designed to reduce risk of child physical abuse and promote positive parenting in broad segments of the population.

As the Research Coordinator, this position is responsible for:

  • ensuring all research activities follow established protocol
  • conducting and supervising data entry on participant records
  • training and supervising Research Assistants
  • managing and coordinating staff schedules
  • coordinating and co-facilitating weekly meetings
  • maintain and leading effective communications with research team and WIC staff
  • assisting in other team management and/or study responsibilities as assigned

As the Parent Educator, this position is responsible for providing Triple P (level 2/brief session only) to parents who enroll in the study and are randomly selected for this intervention.

Eligible candidates must have graduate level education in public health, social work, education, counseling, psychology, or a related field. Candidates should be committed to high research quality and integrity as well as offering high quality services to parents. Candidates should have strong written and verbal communication skills, a high level of attention to detail and personal organization, and experience working with parents and families. They should also be proactive, a strong team player, and have reliable transportation.  Position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

If interested, please send your resume’ and cover letter to and to Dr. Cathy Taylor, study PI ( Please put “TIPPS Research Coordinator/Parent Educator” in the subject line.

Date:  July 8, 2015

July 13, 2015 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

Webcast: Feet, forks and the fate of our families

“Feet, Forks and the Fate of Our Families”

Webcast, April 21, 2015
10-11:30 a.m. Central Time

 The Tulane Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training program and the Tulane Prevention Research Center, in collaboration with the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center and the Alabama Public Health Training Network, are pleased to present the live webcast “Feet, Forks, and the Fate of Our Families.”

Webcast faculty, David Katz, MD, MPH, founding director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center , will discuss how our American eating habits have changed and what must be done to reclaim our health. The role of the health care provider and educators will be discussed as well as Best Practice programs which can help to reverse the trend and lead to a healthy lifestyle. There will be a live question-and-answer session at the end of the webcast, scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT.

This online event is free and open to the public.

  • To see the conference flyer for this program click here.
  • To register for this program click here.
  • For those here at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (1440 Canal Street), please join us for the viewing in Tidewater Room 105.

Program objectives include:

  1. Characterize recent trends in obesity and diabetes in children.
  2. Identify the root causes of epidemic obesity and chronic disease.
  3. Discuss the potential impact of lifestyle behaviors on the incidence of chronic disease throughout the lifecourse.
  4. Identify specific programs that show promise in reversing the trends in obesity and related conditions in children.

Webcast target audience: nurses, social workers, nutritionists, pediatricians, physicians, health care providers, school educators and administrators, and public health educators.


This webcast is supported with funds from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T76MC04927 and title Maternal and Child Health Public Health Training Program. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

April 14, 2015 at 8:14 am Leave a comment

Practicum: Anna’s Place NOLA

St. Anna’s Episcopal Church has combined its two major programs, St. Anna’s Medical Mission (SAMM) and Anna’s Arts for Kids (AAK), into a single program, Anna’s Place NOLA. Our goal is to provide more holistic services to our community. (more…)

March 26, 2015 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

NAP SACC Internship/Practicum Position

The Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health, is offering a practicum opportunity in maternal and child health/childhood obesity prevention. Students will provide programmatic support to a statewide childhood obesity prevention initiative targeting LA child care facilities (Nutrition And Physical Activity Self Assessment for Child Care – NAP SACC) with a focus on evaluation and data collection/analysis. The purpose of the Bureau of Family Health NAPSACC Program internship is to foster skilled public health professionals and advocates for maternal and child public health issues, specifically childhood obesity prevention. Students will learn how nutritional and physical activity practices contribute to obesity outcomes and specific strategies to address policy, community, organizational barriers to best practices. The Practicum Student/Intern will be embedded within the Data Action team and his/her primary purpose will be to work with the NAPSACC Program Manager and Data to Action Team Leader on the evaluation of The NAPSACC program.

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