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Black Mamas Matter Alliance Webinar

Join Black Mamas Matter Alliance in their discussion of Reproductive Justice and Black Women’s Maternal Health!

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August 7, 2017 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

HRSA Spring Practicum Opportunity- Maternal and Child Health

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The Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD) is recruiting graduate students and undergraduate seniors interested in becoming leaders in Maternal and Child Health for a Winter/Spring 2018 Practicum/Internship experience.

Intern(s) selected to work with DMCHWD will have the opportunity to help shape their experience based on interest areas. Possible focus areas may include:

  • Trainee Engagement: Develop and sustain activities that encourage networking and engagement of current and former MCH trainees.
  • Emerging Issues: Report and track emerging issues in Zika, audiology, transition, and autism.
  • MCH Training Program Data: Analyze quantitative and qualitative data and produce summary reports.
  • Communications: Contribute to the continued implementation of DMCHWD’s communications plan.
  • MCH Workgroups and Committees: Participate in cross-cutting DMCHWD and Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) efforts, including topics around workforce development, autism, and children and youth with special health needs.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Graduate students must be enrolled at least half-time in a graduate program as verified by the student’s institution of higher learning.
  • Undergraduate seniors must be enrolled at least half-time in an undergraduate program as verified by the student’s institution of higher learning. Current juniors/”rising” seniors may apply for a summer internship, assuming they will enter their fourth year in the fall.
  • Post-graduate students will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • An applicant must be a United States citizen or foreign national having in his/her possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States.

Internship Requirements:

  • The internship is located in Rockville, Maryland and is Metro accessible.
  • This is an unpaid experience. Students are responsible for all costs associated with the internship, including room/board, transport, and other living expenses.
  • A 200-hour (6- to 8-week) minimum commitment is strongly preferred.

 

Applications are accepted on a “rolling” basis, though all applications for Winter/Spring 2018 should be submitted by 11:59 P.M. ON 9/8.

Questions? E-mail Samantha Croffut at SCroffut@hrsa.gov

For More Information on this Opportunity please click Here

August 4, 2017 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

Job Opportunity- National Maternal Child Health Workforce Development Center (WDC)

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Position Type: Permanent Staff

Working Position Title: Knowledge Management and Communications Coordinator

The individual in this position serves as the Knowledge Management and Communications Coordinator for the National Maternal Child Health Workforce Development Center (WDC). S/he is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive knowledge management and communications strategy to ensure WDC activities, results and resources are clearly documented and disseminated. This position supports efforts of the WDC to increase visibility and share knowledge with all stakeholders and broad MCH audiences. The Knowledge Management and Communications Coordinator is responsible for product development and dissemination (briefs, case studies, brochures, website, journal publications, knowledge management platform), knowledge management (information retrieval, organization, storage, access) and communications training.

This is a 3-year time-limited position with possibility of extension based on funding and performance.

Strong writing, editing, analytical and interpersonal skills. Ability to document and disseminate activities and results using traditional communication strategies as well as academic knowledge management tools. Demonstrated ability to create persuasive and clear communications in all forms, traditional and electronic, and with varying audiences. Experience with information retrieval, organization, storage, and access. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with initiative, critical and creative thinking. Demonstrated skills in managing small and large projects with multiple internal and external partners. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a variety of individuals including faculty, staff, students, external stakeholders, as well as maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, professional staff and researchers. Ability to prioritize, focus and achieve results in a fast-paced and complex university environment. Experience with various computer software including standard Office programs, web design, graphic design and content management systems.

For more information or to apply,https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/124213

August 2, 2017 at 1:23 pm Leave a comment

Dr. Sothern’s webinar on Childhood Obesity Management from 11/9/2016

Webinar Recording Available! “Innovative Approaches to Prevention and Management of Childhood Obesity: Physiopathological Basis and Successful Interventions”

Dr. Melinda Sothern, PhD, CEP, presents her findings from years of experience studying pediatric obesity as well as evidence of successful and manageable prevention initiatives that can be used to guide both future research and current practice. Webinar attendees will be able to understand the development of childhood obesity from a pathological perspective, be able to identify targets for intervention, and receive practical guidelines for prevention and management of childhood obesity from the family home.

Dr. Melinda Sothern is a licensed clinical exercise physiologist and a tenured Professor and Jim Finks Endowed Chair in Health Promotion in the Behavioral and Community Health Sciences Program, Schools of Public Health and Medicine at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Dr. Sothern’s Childhood Obesity Slides

For more information about Dr. Sothern and the webinar click here.

To watch the recording click here.

Webinar sponsors: Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Tulane Prevention Research Center, and the American Public Health Association.

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November 10, 2016 at 10:23 am Leave a comment

CEMCH Conference Series

Join the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (CEMCH) for its Fall 2015 Conference Series!

“How to Prepare and Present a Poster”

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 12-12:45 p.m.

Who: Shokufeh Ramirez, MPH, Program Manager, Tulane CEMCH

Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, 12th floor Room 1206
*Free and open to the public.*

Learn how to prepare and present a poster at large conferences. The seminar will cover keys to developing a conference poster, such as identify your audience, learning the key components of a poster and developing the poster’s key message.

“Getting the Most out of APHA” (American Public Health Association Annual Meeting)

When: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, 12-12:45 p.m.

Who: Shokufeh Ramirez, MPH, Program Manager, Tulane CEMCH
and
Mengxi Zhang and Enrico Cabredo, APHA campus liaisons at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Where: Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, 12th floor Room 1206
*Free and open to the public.* Light refreshments provided.

Attending large conferences can be overwhelming with 12,000+ attendees and 100s of presentations; learn the do’s and don’t’s at this seminar. Learn how to plan your time to maximize networking opportunities while learning about new research in your field.
Sponsored by the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (CEMCH), SALUD for Latin American Communities, and Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Career Services.

“Networking Tips for Everybody – Expand your Contacts at APHA & Beyond”

When: Thursday, Oct. 27, 2015, 12-12:45 p.m.

Where: Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, 12th floor Room 1206
*Free and open to the public.* Light refreshments provided.

Attending large conferences is an opportunity to network, meet friends and future employers, and simply expand your career options. Learn how to navigate conferences so you maximize your time and meet the people you want to meet.
Sponsored by the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (CEMCH), SALUD for Latin American Communities, and Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Career Services.


Questions about this series? Contact John Marmion at imarmion@tulane.edu or 504-288-2090.

October 16, 2015 at 4:57 pm Leave a comment

Every Mother Initiative (EMI) Data Entry Administrative Assistant

Position: Contract Worker- EMI Data Entry Administrative Assistant
Time Period: 200-300 hours in Fall of 2015

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Data Entry Administrative Assistant will be responsible for data entry through the Louisiana Office of Public Health’s Epi Info Database for its Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review Program (PAMR). The Data Entry Administrative Assistant will report to the Mortality Surveillance Coordinator and work with the EMI Team to prioritize, code, and enter completed PAMR abstractions. In addition to data entry, the Assistant may be asked to help prepare information for EMI as needed.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work on repetitive tasks independently.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with human subjects protection in research, CITI trained.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.

Please send resumes to: cara.bergo@la.gov with subject line: EMI Data Entry Position

Primary Supervisor
Cara Bergo, MPH
1450 Poydras Street, Room 2041C
New Orleans LA 70112
cara.bergo@la.gov
CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellow
Louisiana Office of Public Health
Bureau of Family Health

August 20, 2015 at 10:04 am Leave a comment

Internship – Breastfeeding Program – Application deadline: August 28

Location:           La DHH-OPH-Bureau of Family Health, Breastfeeding Program
Hours:               10 hours/week
Stipend:             $3600 (300 hours at $12/hour)
Time:                  Internship begins September 2015

Background
The Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health (BFH) is the recipient of the Title V Maternal and Child Block Grant funds and the Title X Family Planning Grant funds for the State of Louisiana. With these funds, the Bureau manages family planning services, pregnancy prevention, mortality surveillance (fetal, infant, child, and maternal), pregnancy and maternal child health educational initiatives as well as domestic violence prevention.

Main Activities
This internship will enable the student to gain valuable insights as he/she provides programmatic support to a state-wide breastfeeding initiative.

  • Identify and assist breastfeeding stakeholders with creating profiles on a database
  • Maintain/improve the database of breastfeeding stakeholders
  • Prepare reports and present results to BFH staff
  • Work with local coalitions and the state team to organize community breastfeeding training that will target hospital staff and community MCH/ breastfeeding stakeholders
  • Assist with organizing a community networking event
  • Communicate with breastfeeding stakeholders via phone and email
  • Attend BFH related meetings, conference calls, etc.
  • Other tasks as assigned

Required Skills/Qualities

  • Organized
  • Professional
  • Highly independent worker and motivated
  • Critical thinker
  • Strong aptitude for written and oral communications
  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a MPH program

 

Please submit a cover letter and a resume with 3 references to:
Betsy Dancisak, Breastfeeding Program Coordinator
Betsy.Dancisak@la.gov, 504-568-3513

Application Deadline: August 28, 2015

August 17, 2015 at 8:04 am Leave a comment

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