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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

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

Practicum: 2015 Blueprint for Safety Project

The New Orleans Health Department’s Blueprint for Safety Project is offering a graduate level summer internship. The Blueprint for Safety is a singular philosophically based model policy that coordinates each criminal justice agency’s response to domestic violence; including, 911, Law Enforcement, the Sheriff’s Office, Prosecution & DA Victim Advocates, Probation & Parole, Court Administration and the New Orleans Family Justice Center. The intern who fills this position will assist the Project’s Interagency Coordinator in facilitating the criminal justice agencies’ implementation of the New Orleans Blueprint for Safety. (more…)

March 26, 2015 at 10:01 am Leave a comment

Practicum: NOLA FOR LIFE collective efficacy survey

The Violence Prevention Team is seeking a full-time intern to lead the development of a collective efficacy survey[1]and an implementation strategy for administering the survey in NOLA FOR LIFE focus neighborhoods.

NOLA FOR LIFE is Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Comprehensive Murder Reduction Strategy, an aggressive response to a decade-long struggle with one of the highest homicide rates in the country. The plan aims to dramatically reduce murder among young African American males in the city, and while in its first two years there has been an emphasis on stopping the shootings, the strategy is preparing to move into its next phase, which emphasizes the need for prevention. NOLA FOR LIFE is an ambitious plan that provides a unique opportunity for cross-sector collaboration and a means for ensuring healthy futures for all New Orleanians. (more…)

March 26, 2015 at 9:58 am Leave a comment

Practicum: New Orleans Health Department, Community Health Data

Community Health Data Internship, Summer 2015

Background: The New Orleans Health Department (NOHD) aims to prevent chronic disease and promote healthy behaviors through its healthy lifestyles program focus area and Fit NOLA initiative. A mayoral initiative, Fit NOLA brings together 200 organizational partners in a collective impact project to promote physical activity and healthy eating in order to make New Orleans one of our nation’s fittest cities. (more…)

March 26, 2015 at 9:56 am Leave a comment

Practicum: The Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal

The Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal has a mission to serve as a catalyst in New Orleans and beyond for social, economic, environmental, and racial justice. We do this through activism, community engagement, organizing, and transformational learning. Through our relationships with organizers, especially organizers from the local organization Advocates for Environmental Human Rights (“AEHR”), the Center has made a commitment to support the work for Toxic-Free Schools in New Orleans. As a Center with one full-time employee and 3 part-time employees, we are not able to devote the skilled people resources necessary to support the current campaign not to build a new school on the old Clio St./Silver City Dump. (more…)

March 26, 2015 at 9:51 am Leave a comment

Practicum: Anna’s Place NOLA

St. Anna’s Episcopal Church has combined its two major programs, St. Anna’s Medical Mission (SAMM) and Anna’s Arts for Kids (AAK), into a single program, Anna’s Place NOLA. Our goal is to provide more holistic services to our community. (more…)

March 26, 2015 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

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