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Activist Training: Washington DC


Sierra Club’s Global Population and Environment Program has opened applications for the Fall 2014 training & lobby day.
Are you interested in the connections between reproductive health, family planning, climate change, and sustainable development? Are you an existing population volunteer interested in learning more about these interconnected areas, or hoping to become one? The Sierra Club’s Global Population and Environment Program is now accepting applications for our Fall 2014 Training & Lobby Day, taking place in Washington, DC on September 6-8 or 7-9, 2014 – you get to vote!
The Fall Activist Training offers young people and adult volunteers the opportunity to gain information and skills to effectively link these intertwined issues as leaders and activists in their communities around the US, and then to engage their Congress person in a lobby day.
Please find the application here! Applications are due by August 4, 2014 at 12:00am EST.
Any questions can be directed to

July 29, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Strong Start Program Coordinator- Job Opening

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

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

Health Disparities Summer Course

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will again host a course on the science of health disparities this summer.

When: Aug 11-Aug 22
Where: National Institutes of Health campus
Bethesda, Maryland

This two-week intensive course will provide specialized instruction on the concepts, principles, methods and applications of health disparities science, practice and policy. It will also integrate principles and practice of community engagement. Nationally and internationally recognized experts in health disparities science will lead individual sessions. The course is free, but admission is competitive and daily attendance is mandatory. Participants are responsible for transportation, room and board. Applications will only be accepted online.

All application materials, including recommendation letters, must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 22 for consideration via the NIMHD website at For additional information, contact the course planning committee at 

May 6, 2014 at 1:29 pm Leave a comment

Healthy Start New Orleans has vacancies

Healthy Start New Orleans’ mission is to promote healthy communities by nurturing healthy pregnancies, healthy babies, and healthy families.  HSNO has three vacancies for qualified professionals in public health, social service, or related fields.  We are looking for energetic candidates who are passionate about the Healthy Start mission and experienced in working with diverse populations.  If you know of any interested candidates, please ask them to send a cover letter and resume to Karmen McKinley at

Grants and Performance Manager
Requires a Masters Degree in public health, social services or related field plus three years  management experience. Experience in writing federal grants and managing quality assurance and improvement efforts.  Comfortable with providing coaching and feedback to staff and peers.  Must be detail oriented and organized.

Quality Assurance Coordinator
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in public health or social services or a related field plus one year related work experience.  Experience managing databases, compiling and analyzing data, and providing feedback to staff and peers on performance.   Must be detail oriented and organized.

Case Manager
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in public health or social services or a related field plus one year related work experience.  Experience in providing case management services to diverse populations.  Willing to provide home visits to families in high risk neighborhoods.

Continue reading for more detailed job descriptions.


April 16, 2014 at 4:01 pm Leave a comment

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