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Full-Time Job Opportunity: Planned Parenthood Health Educator


Planned Parenthood of New Orleans is seeking a Health Educator to join their New Orleans team! In this position the Health Educator will provide and advocate for sexuality and reproductive health education to internal and external customers. The Health Educator will also be responsible for planning and implementation of educational programs for youth, parents/adults, as well as other professionals in New Orleans and the surrounding service area.

This position requires strong interpersonal skills to make connections and build relationships with the target patient/client base. The Health Educator works collaboratively with other departments at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC) as well as other community-based agencies with the purpose making the critical linkages to health information and services for community members. As an advocate for community health, the Health Educator also works to educate the general public on the services available at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and the eligibility requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement education programs in New Orleans, Louisiana by providing education and resources to the community in conjunction with the affiliate’s strategic goals.
  • Work closely with the Education Program Manager to provide vision and direction to all program areas within the department.
  • Maintain necessary knowledge and skills to implement education to program; stay current on recent studies on sexuality, sexual health and reproductive rights and education, family communication, educational approaches to children, teens, and parents, sexuality and developmental disabilities, and LGBTQ communities.
  • Design and implement curricula for specific populations.
  • Train educators and other professionals working with youth and parents.
  • Create and implement community education programs.
  • Ensure that program goals and objectives are met by reporting on a program timeline and reaching quarterly goals and serving as trainer, presenter and lecturer as needed.
  • Increase capacity through the creation and fostering of collaborative partnerships.
  • Market and promote PPGC programs, locally and regionally.
  • Work in collaboration with the Education Program Manager to foster public awareness and to provide expertise and to influence decision makers at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Work with the Education Program Manager on strategies to build relationships with local press/media to raise awareness about PPGC’s educational programming in Louisiana.

Follow this LINK for more details and directions on how to apply

June 5, 2017 at 11:35 am Leave a comment

Full-Time Job Opportunity: New Orleans Health Department Health & Equity Strategist


The New Orleans Health Department is seeking a full-time Health and Equity Strategist to lead the Health Department’s efforts to eliminate health disparities and ensure health for all in New Orleans. This endeavor requires visionary leadership and an ability to work within the NOHD, with other City Departments and with community partners to broaden the understanding of what creates health in New Orleans.  The Health and Equity Strategist will utilize the NOHD’s Equity Framework as a starting point to conduct structural analysis of policies and practices and to develop a “health in all polices” work plan that focuses on the social determinants of health.  In addition, this position will direct the NOHD violence prevention programs and staff which include community violence prevention, youth violence prevention, school-based and trauma-informed initiatives including restorative justice and positive behavioral support programs (PBIS) and NOHD’s community response to domestic violence.

Job Responsibilities:

Champion racial equity and social justice, developing strategies to explicitly address the health impacts of racism, poverty and gender discrimination.
Build capacity and infrastructure to promote equity within the NOHD divisions and programs.

  • Facilitate the department’s Health Equity Action Team (HEAT), a cadre of staff leading equity-focused organizational improvement initiatives.
  • Develop health equity trainings and professional development opportunities for NOHD staff and community partners.
  • Support NOHD staff in re-focusing existing programs through an equity lens and developing new programs to reduce health disparities.
  • Develop communications strategies to build awareness and understanding of the NOHD’s equity framework across City Departments.
  • Engage community partners across the city in strategies to promote equity.
  • Promote systems, structural and policy changes that enable health for all.
  • Build cross-sector partnerships to address the social determinants of health.
  • Leverage data to make the case for health equity and to measure improvements in health outcomes.
  • Engage City and community agencies and leaders in conversations and action to increase community voice in the development of violence prevention strategies.
  • Supervise and guide the NOHD’s violence prevention programs, supporting program staff and fostering collaboration to develop joint prevention strategies to address multiple forms of violence
  • Pursue funding opportunities in support of Health Department priorities

For more details Click Here

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Human Resources

June 1, 2017 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

Student Worker Position: Reproductive Education + Advocacy Louisiana/LSU Pediatrics

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The LSU Health Sciences Center/School of Medicine Dept. of Pediatrics is seeking a full time PAID student worker (20 hrs/week during Fall/Spring Semester, up to 40hrs/week in Summer) to work within the Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics/Adolescent Medicine Section with the Reproductive Education + Advocacy Louisiana [REAL] Program ( Graduate level student preferred. Practicum-eligible position. 

This individual will be responsible for a variety of administrative and ongoing data collection/data management tasks associated with the REAL initiative to support adolescent reproductive health care, education and advocacy efforts in the greater New Orleans area with expansion to northern Louisiana (Shreveport area). 

The student worker will report to the Program Director and will work closely with a variety of medical professionals, clinical staff and other partner organizations to expand youth access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare and educate medical providers on how to best care and advocate for sexual and reproductive health. Specific duties include: 

  • Coordinate scheduling and logistics for meetings/presentations and trainings of clinical staff and medical professionals and other stakeholders on adolescent sexual and reproductive health topics ranging from Long Acting Contraceptives to Creating Teen to Youth Friendly Clinical Environments. 
  •  Assist in preparation of data collection protocols and procedures, documents and spreadsheets for program reporting to funder and the collection of clinical quality improvement data for ongoing program monitoring 
  •  Assist the Program Director in working with diverse organizational representatives in both New Orleans and Shreveport to expand adolescent health services to new clinical sites 
  •  Other duties related to ongoing Advocacy training initiate for medical providers as assigned
  •  Assist with ongoing efforts to grow and sustain programming in the future (e.g. locating funding opportunities, assisting with the preparation of grant applications, etc.) 

Ideal candidate will be able to commit to the program for a minimum of one year. Experience and comfort and with sexual and reproductive health topics for youth preferred. 

Please submit cover letter/resume to: 

Ivy W Terrell, MPH 

Program Director, Reproductive Education + Advocacy Louisiana [REAL]

(504) 813-2888

May 10, 2017 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

Fit NOLA Program Coordinator

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The City of New Orleans Health Department seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Fit NOLA Program Coordinator (Health Project & Planning Senior Analyst).

Program Overview

Mayor Mitch Landrieu launched Fit NOLA in 2012 with the goal of helping New Orleans become a top ten fittest city in the United States by 2018, the city’s 300th anniversary. More than 200 organizations and stakeholders have joined in the Fit NOLA partnership.  Part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health prizewinning network, we aim to improve the quality of life for all who live, learn, work and play in New Orleans. Fit NOLA engages in projects to promote physical activity and healthy eating among children, from early childhood through their school-age years. It also works to connect neighborhoods to healthy resources, promote healthy community design, encourage workplace wellness, and engage the health care sector to promote healthy lifestyles.

Job Duties

The Fit NOLA Program Coordinator will facilitate the implementation of the Fit NOLA partnership and projects. Specific duties include:

  • Work collaboratively with Fit NOLA partners and NOHD staff to develop and implement workplans for health and wellness initiatives in Fit NOLA’s priority areas, including setting goals, tracking performance, and reporting on progress.
  • Work with Fit NOLA chair and sector chairs to plan and coordinate Fit NOLA partnership meetings including steering committee meetings, sector meetings, and full partnership meetings.
  • Liaise with new partners to create community linkages and leverage resources to promote health and wellness.
  • Work with team members to implement Fit NOLA designation programs including Fit NOLA Businesses and Fit NOLA Schools.
  • Communicate regularly with Fit NOLA partners, followers, and the greater community through various channels including email newsletters and social media; manage Fit NOLA’s social media accounts (and/or engage interns or contractors for this purpose).
  • Work with FoodCare, Inc., and other partners to support, update and/or promote the Fit NOLA Smartphone App.
  • Provide administrative and marketing support for the Fit NOLA Live Well program.
  • Identify external funding sources; assist with grant writing and administration; track program budgets.
  • Contribute to equity, quality improvement, and organizational development initiatives within the Health Department.
  • Participate in the Health Department’s emergency response activities as needed.
  • Represent the Health Department at external meetings and working groups as needed.
  • Coordinate with other NOHD programs to support health and wellness program components.
  • Collaborate on City Hall employee wellness activities related to health promotion.
  • 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.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Required qualifications are:

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in public health, social work, physical education, science, a social science, or a closely related field.
  2. Two (2) years of professional experience in the planning and implementation of health and wellness programs working collaboratively with other organizations. Professional experience is defined as experience gained in a position that that required a Bachelor’s Degree upon entrance.

NOTE: A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in public health, social work, physical education, a social science or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.      

Other desired qualifications include:

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Meeting faciliatation and event planning skills
  • Marketing and communications skills, including web and social media
  • Proficiency with graphic design software such as Adobe InDesign, or a willingness to learn
  • Grantwriting and management experience, including development and management of budgets

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply online via

Questions may be directed to Katherine Cain at or (504) 658-2572.


May 5, 2017 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment

Job postings: Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health

The Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health is recruiting for the following positions:

Interested applicants can find more information and instructions on applying, as well as other job postings, at


December 30, 2016 at 10:39 am Leave a comment

Believe in Youth – Louisiana (BY-LA) Program Facilitator: Apply by January 6

retractable bannerIWES is seeking a highly motivated individual for the following position:
Believe in Youth – Louisiana (BY-LA) Program Facilitator

The Program Facilitator is primarily responsible for the implementation of program activities of the BY-LA Program. This is a full-time, salaried position under the supervision of the BY-LA Program Manager. The BY-LA program is a teen pregnancy and HIV prevention program focusing on African American and Latino youth, ages 11-19 in Louisiana Regions 1, 3 and St. Martin and Iberia parishes. S/he will support the Program Manager in the implementation of the program and community engagement activities. The Program Facilitator will also conduct data entry for project evaluation and also support outreach and recruitment activities.

Follow this link for the full job description.

Starting salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits.

Mail/Fax/Email cover letter, resume, and professional references no later than January 6 to:

Chief Operating Officer
Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies
935 Gravier St, Suite 1140
New Orleans, LA 70112
504.599.7713 (fax)




December 29, 2016 at 10:04 am Leave a comment

MCH Epidemiologist position with Virginia Department of Health – apply by January 10

This position performs maternal and child health epidemiology functions for the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). This position will be responsible for surveillance, communication, investigation, reporting, and data driven education and mobilization for the Maternal and Child Health program with a specific focus on supporting the Title V block grant. Successful employees show initiative, work well with others, and can function in a dynamic environment. Surveillance activities include collecting, analyzing, and interpreting science-based data from multiple sources such as vital statistics. Communication functions include accurately disseminating results to support science-based decisions to decision makers and the target audience often using data visualization tools and the VDH website. Education tasks include technical assistance for state and local public health staff in the use of local health data. Current grants emphasize preconception, interconception, and women’s health; the role of this position will be to assist in the engagement of community partnerships to reach health goals. We provide employees with a welcoming peer group for cross-training and problem solving, as well as opportunities for career advancement and emphasis on learning.
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Continue Reading December 23, 2016 at 10:22 am Leave a comment

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