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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

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

Bureau of Family Health – Gift Program – Practicum Position AVAILABLE

The Bureau of Family Health (BFH) provides qualified public health students with a rewarding practicum/internship. Students will gain valuable public health experience, specific to maternal and child health/breastfeeding. Students will provide programmatic support to a statewide breastfeeding initiative targeting LA maternity care facilities (The Gift) with a focus on evaluation and data collection/analysis.

Primary Purpose: To measure The Gift program’s impact on breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity and duration among women delivering in Gift designated hospitals.
Secondary Purpose: To evaluate the success of The Gift model in aiding participating hospitals in improvement in the Ten Steps to achieving The Gift and/or the Baby-Friendly Hospital designation.

Continue Reading July 5, 2016 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

Farmers Market Prescription Program – Research Assistants Needed

MarketUmbrellaMarket Umbrella is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation devoted to cultivating the field of public markets for public good. As part of that mission, Market Umbrella has partnered with several local and national organizations to continue our Farmers Market Prescription Initiative, which seeks to improve access to healthy food for New Orleans residents. carrot

The Farmers Market Prescription Initiative is partnering with Daughters of Charity to introduce a Pre-diabetic Institute to their patients and make it easier to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. With this partnership, patients of the clinic will receive prescriptions to take to the Crescent City Farmers Market and purchase local fresh fruits and vegetables. The aim of this work is to conduct research on the impact of the physical and social environments on obesity.

This position will include enrolling program participants at community clinics, administering surveys, and data entry. Students should have their own reliable means of transportation, are dependable to be at the right location on time, are friendly and approachable to community members, and are patient with those who may need assistance with survey completion. The survey asks community members about their exercise and eating habits and requires a small amount of training. This position is unpaid but can be a great practicum or culminating experience opportunity for students.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to:
Kimisha Sawyers, MPH

September 18, 2015 at 3:04 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: with subject line: EMI Data Entry Position

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

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

Research Coordinator/Parent Educator position – NOW FILLED


Children’s Bureau is seeking candidates for the position of a full-time Research Coordinator/Parent Educator. This person will work with the Tulane University School of Public Health and the City of New Orleans WIC clinics on a CDC-funded randomized controlled trial studying the effectiveness of implementing low cost parenting interventions designed to reduce risk of child physical abuse and promote positive parenting in broad segments of the population.

As the Research Coordinator, this position is responsible for:

  • ensuring all research activities follow established protocol
  • conducting and supervising data entry on participant records
  • training and supervising Research Assistants
  • managing and coordinating staff schedules
  • coordinating and co-facilitating weekly meetings
  • maintain and leading effective communications with research team and WIC staff
  • assisting in other team management and/or study responsibilities as assigned

As the Parent Educator, this position is responsible for providing Triple P (level 2/brief session only) to parents who enroll in the study and are randomly selected for this intervention.

Eligible candidates must have graduate level education in public health, social work, education, counseling, psychology, or a related field. Candidates should be committed to high research quality and integrity as well as offering high quality services to parents. Candidates should have strong written and verbal communication skills, a high level of attention to detail and personal organization, and experience working with parents and families. They should also be proactive, a strong team player, and have reliable transportation.  Position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

If interested, please send your resume’ and cover letter to and to Dr. Cathy Taylor, study PI ( Please put “TIPPS Research Coordinator/Parent Educator” in the subject line.

Date:  July 8, 2015

July 13, 2015 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

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