Posts tagged ‘obesity’

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

Webcast: Feet, forks and the fate of our families

“Feet, Forks and the Fate of Our Families”

Webcast, April 21, 2015
10-11:30 a.m. Central Time

 The Tulane Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training program and the Tulane Prevention Research Center, in collaboration with the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center and the Alabama Public Health Training Network, are pleased to present the live webcast “Feet, Forks, and the Fate of Our Families.”

Webcast faculty, David Katz, MD, MPH, founding director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center , will discuss how our American eating habits have changed and what must be done to reclaim our health. The role of the health care provider and educators will be discussed as well as Best Practice programs which can help to reverse the trend and lead to a healthy lifestyle. There will be a live question-and-answer session at the end of the webcast, scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT.

This online event is free and open to the public.

  • To see the conference flyer for this program click here.
  • To register for this program click here.
  • For those here at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (1440 Canal Street), please join us for the viewing in Tidewater Room 105.

Program objectives include:

  1. Characterize recent trends in obesity and diabetes in children.
  2. Identify the root causes of epidemic obesity and chronic disease.
  3. Discuss the potential impact of lifestyle behaviors on the incidence of chronic disease throughout the lifecourse.
  4. Identify specific programs that show promise in reversing the trends in obesity and related conditions in children.

Webcast target audience: nurses, social workers, nutritionists, pediatricians, physicians, health care providers, school educators and administrators, and public health educators.


This webcast is supported with funds from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T76MC04927 and title Maternal and Child Health Public Health Training Program. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

April 14, 2015 at 8:14 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.


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