Posts tagged ‘infant health’

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

MCH Epidemiologist Job Opening- Michigan


The Michigan Department of Community Health, Lifecourse, Epidemiology and Genomics Division, is seeking qualified candidates for the permanent fulltime position, Epidemiologist-Maternal and Child Health- Infant Health. This position will be filled as Epidemiologist -E (P10-P-11)( Entry level) or Epidemiologist-A (P-12) Advanced, depending upon the preferred candidate’s qualifications.
This position provides epidemiological analysis on all matters concerning perinatal / infant health, and mortality and morbidity prevention to the Lifecourse, Epidemiology & Genomics Division (LEGD) of the Bureau of Disease Control, Prevention and Epidemiology.  This program aims to improve perinatal and infant health to improve birth outcomes of all mothers and to reduce infant mortality in the state.  For a more detailed job announcement and online application instructions, please visit the neogov site:
Closing date is August 8, 2014
The Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Team is committed to providing statewide epidemiologic  leadership and expertise for maternal and child health programs that support women and children in Michigan.  MCH epidemiologists have strong collaborative relationships with other areas of the Bureau of Epidemiology, with the Maternal and Child Health programs within the Division of Family and Community Health (DFCH), and the  Minority Health & Health Disparity Reduction Section.  Furthermore, MCH Unit Epidemiologists work closely with statisticians and analysts within the Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics (DVRHS) who maintain the state’s vital records files and disease registries, develop survey sampling frames, and provide linked datasets that are essential to assess maternal, infant, and child health.  Importantly, these efforts have fostered collaborative relationships with MCH programs, vital records and health statistics, Michigan Medicaid, health care providers, policy makers, and other stakeholders. 
For more information about the State of Michigan, please visit and for more specific information about the Liefcourse Epidemiology and Genomics Division, please visit,1607,7-132-2945_5104-185449–,00.html

July 31, 2014 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Practicum opportunity

Student Practicum Opportunity
Fall (to start in early/mid August) 2014 & Spring 2015
Position: Practicum (Unpaid), Tulane Breastfeeding Program (TBP) & other breastfeeding work
This is an opportunity for a student who is interested in the promotion of breastfeeding at the university and city levels.
v Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing
v Proficiency in Microsoft Office
v Interest in breastfeeding as a public health topic
v Willing to take initiative
v  Continued development and maintenance of the TBP
v  Advocate for additional lactation rooms on the Tulane campus
v  Maintenance of the TBP webpage and Facebook page
v  Coordinate support meetings on campus
v  Attend various local and statewide breastfeeding-focused meetings and events
v  Assist in other project related tasks
Please contact Caitrin Alb at

July 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Job opening: Analyst in DC

AMCHP is currently recruiting an Analyst for Quality Improvement and Life Course, Women’s and Infant Health. The job description can be accessed using the link below or clicking ‘MORE’ at the bottom of this post

Interested candidates please submit resume, cover letter, (3) references and salary history to:
Indicate #14-10003, Analyst for QI and Life Course, (WIH) in subject line.

 Please direct any questions to:
Caroline Stampfel, MPH
Senior Epidemiologist
 Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
2030 M Street NW, Suite 350, Washington DC  20036
MAIN (202) 775-0436   DIRECT (202) 775-1473   FAX (202) 775-0061


July 14, 2014 at 3:54 pm Leave a comment

Project Assistant Job at MAC

~ Project Assistant needed at the Mary Amelia Women’s Center ~
This paid student position incorporates various tasks that are related to the Workplace Breastfeeding Support Program.  This program consists of reaching out to employers in New Orleans and assisting them in establishing breastfeeding/lactation support for their employees.
  • Must be available for Summer and Fall 2014, 10-20 hours per week
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing (especially via email)
  • Computer skills: including proficiency in Microsoft Office software
Provide logistical and administrative support for the Workplace Breastfeeding Support Program including but not limited to:
o   Conducting outreach to businesses in New Orleans
o   Preparing outreach and program materials
o   Assist in disseminating outreach materials for employers and working women in the community

For more information and to apply, please contact Caitrin Alb atchogan2@tulane.eduMAC logo

April 9, 2014 at 11:52 am Leave a comment

Practicum opportunity: Mother-Baby Care

Mother-Baby Care at Touro

 More and more women opt for a care plan in which mothers and babies are not separated.  Research proves there are many benefits to mother-baby care, creating more opportunities for skin-to-skin contact which promotes early bonding, reduces hypothermia and facilitates breastfeeding.  Placing mother and child in the same room is a more family-centered approach that also eases the parents’ and child’s transition from hospital to home.

At Touro’s state-of-the-art Family Birthing Center 3,368 babies were born last year.  However, the hospital’s traditional location-centered practice model places post-partum mothers in private rooms and newborns in the well baby nursery or NICU, depending on their needs.  Although infants visit mothers frequently, time for skin-to-skin contact is somewhat limited.

 By the year 2015, Touro plans to fully implement a Mother-Baby Care plan based on national best practices.

 This practicum is an opportunity for a public health student in Maternal and Child Health.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to thoroughly research topic from a variety of sources
  • Interest in maternal/child care as a public health issue
  • Flexible team player who can work comfortably in a diverse workplace

ACTIVITES include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching Mother-Baby Care Units at hospitals throughout the U.S. and indicating what does/does not work and why
  • Identifying best practices from the above
  • Presenting above findings to the Family Birthing Center staff
  • Interviewing senior staff who were present when Touro tried this plan previously and reporting on findings
  • Identifying resources and making recommendations for staff training and attending all staff trainings

This is 300-hour volunteer practicum.  To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to, who will share them with the Family Birthing Center staff for review.  Deadline for applications:  March 31, 2014.

March 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

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