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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

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.

Continue Reading September 22, 2014 at 10:11 am Leave a comment

Practicum Opportunity with ACE Study


The Louisiana Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Initiative Workgroup
Institute of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health
Tulane University School of Medicine

Scope of Work: The candidate will examine the existing body of research on ACEs and investigate communication, education, and advocacy strategies used in other cities and states related to ACEs.  This investigation will likely require phone interviews as well as online research.  S/he will compile promising findings and will generate recommendations for the workgroup.  The candidate will participate in workgroup meetings and will support the group’s planning and infrastructure-building activities.

The Louisiana ACE Initiative Workgroup is a group of partners who are exploring the potential for a statewide communication and education strategy around Adverse Childhood Experiences.  The partners represent child-focused organizations across the state, including the LA Children’s Trust Fund, the LA Partnership for Children and Families, LA DHH-OPH Bureau of Family Health, the LA Parenting Education Network, the Mary Amelia Center, and, as well as Tulane’s Institute of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health.  The workgroup is in its first year and is currently engaged in strategic planning, information-gathering, and infrastructure-building.  It is exploring a type of statewide initiative that has evolved in recent years in multiple other states, including Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Alaska, with the aim of translating the science of early childhood into key messages for communities and family-serving workforces in order to promote a cultural shift rooted in common understanding.  This movement is based on the idea that a shared understanding of ACEs can promote more compassionate and effective practice across sectors including education, healthcare, social services, criminal justice, and policy-making and can support communities in becoming healthier and more resilient.

Requirements: The candidate must have excellent communication skills, the ability to work independently, and the ability to synthesize information from multiple sources. We strongly prefer candidates who have completed their core MPH courses and who have an interest in early childhood health and development.  Timeframe is flexible and can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references (preferably at least one from Tulane SPHTM) to Lindsay Usry at

September 10, 2014 at 9:35 am Leave a comment

ACE study presentation 9/26 12-1

Adverse Childhood Experiences: ACE Study

Presentation by Vincent Felitti, MD

September 26, 12-1pm
Tidewater room 1201

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being. The study is a long-term, in-depth analysis of over 17,000 HMO patients. ACE Study findings have demonstrated a strong, graded relationship between the level of traumatic stress in childhood and poor physical, mental and behavioral outcomes later in life.


Renowned physician and researcher, Dr. Felitti is one of the world’s foremost experts on childhood trauma and co-Principal Investigator of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. He is the founder of the Dept. of Prevention Medicine for Kaiser Permanente where he served as the Chief of Preventive Medicine for over 25 years.  He also a Clinical Professor of Medicine; Faculty of Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego.

Part of the Jane Wilson Smith Lectureship Series

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September 4, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Health education job in Jonesboro, GA, Deadline 8/8

Interested applicants should visit and view the Public Health Educator, Clayton County Board of Health in Jonesboro GA. Position will be posted until August 8,2014.
Job description:
Annual Salary Minimum: $29,399.50 
Annual Salary Maximum: $51,405.73 
Salary Details: Paygrade 13 (unclassified position) Negotiable depending upon credentials and availability of funds
Duties & Responsibilities: Under limited supervision, supports health education and health promotion activities for residents living in Clayton County. The health educator will spend 50% of his/her time planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating childhood injury prevention activities. This position will serve as the Coordinator for Safe Kids Clayton County; a childhood injury prevention coalition proudly led by the CCBOH in partnership with Safe Kids Worldwide, Inc., and as such will provide general support and coordination for the coalition and its activities. He/She will serve as a liaison between the coalition, CCBOH, and community partners to oversee the implementation and planning of the coalition’s goals, objectives, and strategies. The remaining 50% of time will be spent developing and implementing health promotion activities designed to address cardiovascular disease reduction efforts within Clayton County. Core activities will include, but is not limited to, developing and implementing strategies to encourage residents to increase their consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables; increase physical activity; and decrease tobacco use. The health educator will also assist with grant development, social marketing efforts, community health assessment activities, health fairs, and targeted health education for special populations.
Minimum Training & Experience: Completion of a course of study equivalent to a master’s degree in public health education 
Completion of an undergraduate major in education, the social, behavioral or biological sciences or a directly related field
One year of experience in public health education.
Agency Specific Qualifications and/or Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who in addition to meeting the Minimum Qualifications also possess the following: 
• Experience with developing and maintaining community coalitions and partnerships.
• Experience establishing and maintaining community gardens.
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), with an ability to work with a diverse group of people and multidisciplinary teams.

August 6, 2014 at 5:31 pm 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

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