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We are hiring a student!

word cloud logo 7The Tulane Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training Program is hiring a research assistant to:

  • Perform background research and writing related to maternal and child health in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the United States
  • Maintain regular MCHLT presence on and develop content for our social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and WordPress)
  • Assist with evaluation of MCHLT program activities
  • Help organize and carry out events


  • Tulane SPHTM graduate student
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Interest in Maternal and Child Health
  • Available to work 15-20 hours per week, multiple days of the week for several hours at a time
  • Skilled at working independently
  • Experience, or interest, in working with social media

The deadline to apply is 5p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014. Email your one-page cover letter, resume and the name of two references to:
 Shokufeh Ramirez, MPH
Program Manager, Tulane MCHLT


October 13, 2014 at 12:20 pm 2 comments

Job opening: Program Lead for Best Babies Zone




The City of New Orleans Health Department seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Program Lead for Best Babies Zone. The position will report to the Program Director of Healthy Start New Orleans.

Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and 2 years’ experience with project/program implementation. Master’s Degree may substitute for 1 year experience. Experience in organizing and building community collaboration, including both high-level and grassroots stakeholders. Proven track record and experience working with diverse partnerships – including other coalitions, program staff, community members, and clients – to achieve goals.

About Best Babies Zonebbz logo: New Orleans is one of three cities selected nationally by the Kellogg Foundation to implement a Best Babies Zone (BBZ) and work in partnership with national leaders to change outcomes for families. BBZ is an innovative, multi-sector approach that mobilizes local partners in defined neighborhood zones to ensure that all babies have the best chance to thrive and reach their full potential. The New Orleans BBZ is focused on the Hollygrove neighborhood; in 2012, nearly 20% of babies born in a three-quarter mile section of Hollygrove were born with low birth weights.


October 6, 2014 at 9:50 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

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

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

Program Coordinator for Louisiana Breastfeeding Program

Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center together with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Office of Public Health (OPH) Bureau of Family Health (BFH) seeks a full time program coordinator who will be responsible for the coordination of statewide, regional and community efforts to help build and strengthen the state’s breastfeeding program. Duties will include:  identifying and cultivating partnerships needed to develop and advance a collective impact strategy around breastfeeding; providing hands on technical assistance to hospital leaders and staff and facilitating sharing of best practices around prenatal and post-natal breastfeeding education and support; coordinate a physician office-based training; presenting information to community partners and to relevant agencies; assisting with collection of data to track program integrity and success. Statewide travel will be required. Position location: New Orleans.

Qualifications: Masters in Public Health, Public Policy, or other relevant field. Experience working in breastfeeding promotion. Experience working with diverse populations and community engagement. Excellent communication skills.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume with 3 references to Marci Brewer at Deadline: September 12, 2014.

August 14, 2014 at 4:16 pm Leave a comment

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