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Fall 2017 Health, Racism, and Communication Seminar Series

Fall 2017 Health, Racism, and Communication Seminar Series

This series of workshops will cover communication skills focused on the intersections of health and racism, specifically for community organizers, neighborhood groups, and public health students, professionals, faculty and researchers.

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Sponsored by the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Tulane Prevention Research Center, Tulane Society of Young Black Public Health ProfessionalsTulane SPHTM Student Government AssociationSALUD for Latin American CommunitiesTulane Society for Sexuality, Health and Gender (TSSHaG)
*These events are free and open to the public. Light lunch will be provided.*

Seminars in the series:

“Investing in Justice: Truth Telling, Racial Healing and Transformation”

Thursday, Sept. 14, 12-1:30 p.m., Diboll Auditorium (1st floor), Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans LA 70112
Featuring: Flozell Daniels, Jr., CEO and President of Foundation for Louisiana

In every sector of society, communities are seeking solutions to some of this generation’s most entrenched challenges. New Orleans in particular and Louisiana in general experience nation-leading racial disparities when it comes to such issues as mass incarceration, affordable housing, access to jobs and entrepreneurism, coastal restoration/environmental adaptation. They therefore represent a great opportunity for today’s leaders to recognize the healing merits of racial reconciliation and justice-centered action. Recently passed justice reinvestment legislation — the most far-reaching in Louisiana’s history — will be explored in the context of Foundation for Louisiana’s evolving work in the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) framework.

“A Symptom of Bigger Issues: Exploring Black LGBT Health Disparities”

Thursday, Sept. 21, 12-1:30 p.m. Room 1210 (12th floor)
Featuring: Earl Nupsius Benjamin, DrHSc, and Michael Robinson, MSW, LMSW, Principals at The BACH Group 

The session’s facilitators will examine Black LGBT health disparities. The facilitators will also discuss the social determinants of health (SDoH) that contribute to and/or exacerbate these health disparities, while also detailing SDOH approaches that can aid in the reduction of Black LGBT health disparities.

“Is Your Data Unintentionally Promoting Disparities? Framing Data to Send the Right Message and Promote Community Inclusion” 

Thursday, Sept. 28, 12-1:30 p.m., Room 1210 (12th floor)
Featuring: Rebecca Majdoch, MPH, Health Education and Communications Manager, and Sumrita Bindra, MPH, MCH Epidemiologist, and Louisiana Department of Health-OPH-Bureau of Family Health. 

As public health professionals, we are charged with sharing data with the public, most of whom are not epidemiologists. Sharing statistics without providing context can lead to misinterpretation, up to and including unintentionally blaming a vulnerable population for their health disparities. We will talk about how our health communications and data teams have been implementing steps to assure that we frame our data in reports, fact sheets, and even in response to data requests, in order to call out inequities without stigmatizing populations.

(Recordings of the seminars will be made available on the CEMCH YouTube page within a week of the seminar.)

Questions? Contact: Naomi King Englar at or 504-988-7410

Funding for this seminar was made possible in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Tulane Society of Young Black Public Health Professionals, Tulane SPHTM Student Government Association, SALUD, and TSSHaG. The Tulane PRC is a member of the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers Program, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), under cooperative agreement #U48DP005050. The Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T76MC04927. The views expressed in written seminar materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.



September 8, 2017 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

Get Real-Life Experience with a Practicum at the New Orleans Health Department!

Project Title: Community Health Assessment Intern

Background on the Project: The New Orleans Health Department (NOHD) seeks to address population-level health issues so that all New Orleanians can achieve their full potential. A hallmark of this is the Community Health Improvement (CHI) process, out of which came the first city-wide Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). These planning tools have guided NOHD, partners, and stakeholders. NOHD will continue its CHI work by updating these tools to ensure that collaborative efforts are focused on the most pressing health issues affecting residents. NOHD and the CHI Steering Committee will utilize the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) framework to guide CHI activities. The intern will work closely with the CHI Coordinator, CHI Steering Committee, local public health partners, and broader community to plan and implement the 4 MAPP Assessments. The intern will compile and analyze data in a report summarizing assessment findings that will be shared with internal participants and that will inform the Community Health Profile report. NOHD strongly desires for the CHA to reflect its departmental focus on health equity and envisions the CHA being a strong example of how the Department and City government can incorporate a Health Equity lens in their work. For more about this organization, visit

Students Responsibilities and Activities: NOHD will require having a set schedule for the CHI practicum, yet will allow for flexibility as it is needed to accommodate major practicum events and student conflicts. The recommended number of hours worked per week is 20. Following this recommendation, the approximate start date will be within the week of May 15thand end date within the week of August 28th. The intern will:

  • Assist in planning and implementing Steering Committee convenings, Core Advisory Group meetings, and subcommittee meetings as they relate to the 4 MAPP Assessments.
  • Research assessment methods utilized by other nationally accredited health departments; report on best practices and implications for New Orleans’ CHI process
  •  Assist in the development of a plan to monitor and evaluate the 4 MAPP assessments and design evaluation tools to support that plan.
  • Assist in designing the 4 MAPP assessments, ensuring they incorporate methods to measure health inequities, uncover patterns of health inequity, and shed light on root causes of health inequities.
  •  Support the collection of primary and secondary assessment data.
  • Display cultural competence and cultural humility while engaging with various audiences.
  • Compile and analyze data collected through each of the 4 MAPP assessments that includes an analysis of the impact of the social determinants of health on health outcomes.
  • Summarize findings in a MAPP assessment report that employs health literacy techniques, and utilizes quality and performance tools and technological resources available through the City’s Information Technology and Innovation Department.


The intern will be required to work a total of 300 hours. For students in the Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences Department, this internship will fulfill your practicum and project requirements, upon approval from your faculty advisor. The intern will also be required to fulfill all reporting requirements mandated by the school’s practicum manual. 

Supervisor: Jodi Dyer, LMSW, Community Health Improvement Coordinator at NOHD.

Transportation: Car is not required, but a form of reliable transportation is. Prior practicum students have chosen to bike, walk, or utilize Tulane’s shuttle services due to the complexities of parking at or around the practicum site. The majority of work will be conducted on the 8th floor of New Orleans City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street, New Orleans.

Application deadline: May 15 at 5 p.m. Send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two professional references to:  Naomi King Englar,, Tulane PRC Communications and Dissemination Coordinator, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 1829, Mailcode #8319, New Orleans LA 70112

Questions? Contact Naomi at 504.988.7410 or

May 3, 2017 at 11:14 am Leave a comment

Upcoming Seminar- ‘Past the Degree’ 10/7

Please join the Maternal & Child Health Leadership Training Program on Tuesday, Oct. 7th for our next installment of our ‘Past the Degree Series’. The lecture series highlights public health professionals who graduated from the MCH section and/or are working in the field of Maternal and Child Health. It provides the opportunity to learn more from the experience of those who have entered the public health workforce and exposes students to potential career options.

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WHO: Mary Kathryn Poole, MPH
Tulane University Prevention Research Center
WHEN: Tuesday, October 7
12-1 pm
WHERE: Tidewater Building room 2341 (GCHB Library)
Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street

Light lunch will be provided.
If you have questions please contact Lori Andersen at or 504.988.2700

October 1, 2014 at 8:43 am Leave a comment

APHA Scholarship deadline 9/15

The Population, Reproductive, and Sexual Health Section of APHA seeks applications for student scholarships to attend the annual meeting
Each year the PRSH Section recognizes a number of exceptional students with student scholarships to defray the costs of participating in the annual meeting. Student scholarship recipients exemplify the future of the reproductive and sexual health workforce. In 2014, the PRSH Section will award 4-6 awards of $250 each.
Current undergraduate and graduate students in any field of study are encouraged to apply. In addition to attending the annual meeting, student scholarship recipients are expected to serve for at least two hours at the PRSH booth during the exhibit and attend the PRSH Awards Ceremony & Reception on Monday, November 18th, 6:30-8:30pm. Preference is given to first time annual meeting attendees and those who are presenting at an oral or poster session. 
To apply, please send your completed application form (see link below) to the Chair of the PRSH Section, Dr. Angel M. Foster ( ) from the University of Ottawa, no later than September 15, 2014. Be sure to specify in the subject line of the email that you are applying for a student scholarship. Awardees will be notified no later than October 1st.
2014 PRSH Student Scholarship application form

September 3, 2014 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

Presentation at Tulane: 9/2 12-1p

Best Babies Zone presentation
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
12:00 – 1:00 pm
GCHB Library (Room 2341, Tidewater)
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Best Babies Zone in New Orleans is holding an information session to discuss the unique multi-sector approach in addressing low-birth weights in the Hollygrove neighborhood. Currently, 22.5% of babies in Hollygrove are born under 5.5 pounds compared to 12% in Orleans Parish.  Best Babies Zone’s mission is to give every baby born in Hollygrove the best chance at life by working together with community partners and Hollygrove residents. We build on neighborhood strengths and link together health, education and economic development for collective impact. Come on up during lunch to hear more about the work we do and about weekly volunteer opportunities!
Sponsored by the Tulane Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training program
Light refreshments will be served

August 27, 2014 at 6:07 pm Leave a comment

Teen pregnancy prevention study needs Research Assistants

You Geaux Girl! (YGG!) needs research assistants to work in field recruitment. Here’s your chance to work with a very dynamic team on an innovative project that incorporates technology and health interventions. YGG! is a research study that recruits 18 and 19 year old African American women to participate in an internet based pregnancy prevention program — BUtiful (Be yoU! Talented, Informed, Fearless, Uncompromised and Loved). We are looking for research assistants to work with staff to recruit young women from sites throughout the city. Primary responsibilities will be recruitment and enrollment, administering computer surveys, demonstrating the websites, monitoring the sites, and conducting follow up interviews. Candidates must have very strong interpersonal skills and be willing to work non-traditional hours in the field. This position starts immediately. Having your own transportation is preferred. Please send an email stating your interest along with your CV to Jakevia Green at

July 23, 2014 at 5:10 pm Leave a comment

Women LEAD Fellowship, Nepal: DEADLINE 6/30

 The Women LEAD Fellowship is an opportunity for talented professionals and recent graduates to gain in-depth international field experience. They’re seeking a talented, organized, and passionate Development and Evaluation Fellow to implement our fundraising and evaluation plans in Kathmandu, Nepal. As a Fellow, you will receive a living stipend, pre-departure training, orientation, and ongoing professional development.
Job Title: Development and Evaluation Fellow
Supervisor: Executive Director
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk
Length of Fellowship: 10 months, start date in August 2014 (negotiable)
Deadline: June 30th2014
*Note: Travel expenses are the responsibility of the Fellow.

Women LEAD Nepal is the first and only leadership development organization for young women in Nepal. Since 2011, we have empowered more than 500 female high school students with the skills, support and opportunities needed to become leaders in their schools, communities, and nation. To learn more about Women LEAD Nepal and our programs, please visit
The Development and Evaluation Fellow will work closely with the Executive Director and a cross-cultural team to develop and deliver our fundraising strategy at a critical time of organizational growth and change. In addition, the fellow will work to structure and implement a monitoring and evaluation plan.
The Fellow must be a talented writer adept at explaining and promoting the importance of our work for a variety of audiences. S/he will fulfill an important role as we pursue grants and other funding sources, provide essential research for developing our grant prospecting and application strategy. In addition, the fellow will enhance the Women LEAD culture which emphasizes organizational learning, planning, and monitoring. An eagerness to learn and advance on the job is essential, as is an ability to adapt in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, and excel in new challenges. Well-suited candidates should have an interest in the empowerment of girls and women.

For immediate consideration, send the following to (include “Development and Evaluation Fellow” in the subject line of the email):
 Current resume or CV
 At least two writing samples (successful grant proposals preferred), and
 Cover letter detailing your interest in the position, highlighting relevant experiences and skills. 

The application deadline is Monday June 30th, but early submission is strongly encouraged as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview.
9818.553.355 01.6923979  
GPO 8975 EPC 2234, Kathmandu, Nepal 

Click below for job responsibilities & qualifications


June 16, 2014 at 11:02 am Leave a comment

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