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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

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

BFH -The Gift Breastfeeding Program- Practicum Position

Position:             Practicum Position (Unpaid)
Time Period:     August 2017 through May 2018 (preferred)

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.

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

The Gift Program internship is designed to foster skilled public health professionals and advocates for maternal and child public health issues, specifically breastfeeding. Students will learn how social, behavioral, environmental and biological factors contribute to breastfeeding outcomes and specific strategies to address policy, community, and organizational barriers to breastfeeding. The intern will work with The Gift program manager and the Data to Action Team leader on the evaluation of The Gift program.

Detailed description of the internship:

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 with implementation of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and to assist hospitals with achieving designation through The Gift and the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.

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July 19, 2017 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

Student Worker Position: Reproductive Education + Advocacy Louisiana/LSU Pediatrics

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The LSU Health Sciences Center/School of Medicine Dept. of Pediatrics is seeking a full time PAID student worker (20 hrs/week during Fall/Spring Semester, up to 40hrs/week in Summer) to work within the Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics/Adolescent Medicine Section with the Reproductive Education + Advocacy Louisiana [REAL] Program (https://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/pediatrics/real.aspx) Graduate level student preferred. Practicum-eligible position. 

This individual will be responsible for a variety of administrative and ongoing data collection/data management tasks associated with the REAL initiative to support adolescent reproductive health care, education and advocacy efforts in the greater New Orleans area with expansion to northern Louisiana (Shreveport area). 

The student worker will report to the Program Director and will work closely with a variety of medical professionals, clinical staff and other partner organizations to expand youth access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare and educate medical providers on how to best care and advocate for sexual and reproductive health. Specific duties include: 

  • Coordinate scheduling and logistics for meetings/presentations and trainings of clinical staff and medical professionals and other stakeholders on adolescent sexual and reproductive health topics ranging from Long Acting Contraceptives to Creating Teen to Youth Friendly Clinical Environments. 
  •  Assist in preparation of data collection protocols and procedures, documents and spreadsheets for program reporting to funder and the collection of clinical quality improvement data for ongoing program monitoring 
  •  Assist the Program Director in working with diverse organizational representatives in both New Orleans and Shreveport to expand adolescent health services to new clinical sites 
  •  Other duties related to ongoing Advocacy training initiate for medical providers as assigned
  •  Assist with ongoing efforts to grow and sustain programming in the future (e.g. locating funding opportunities, assisting with the preparation of grant applications, etc.) 

Ideal candidate will be able to commit to the program for a minimum of one year. Experience and comfort and with sexual and reproductive health topics for youth preferred. 

Please submit cover letter/resume to: 

Ivy W Terrell, MPH 

Program Director, Reproductive Education + Advocacy Louisiana [REAL] 

iwils1@lsushsc.edu

(504) 813-2888

May 10, 2017 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

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 nola.gov/health.

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, nking2@tulane.edu, 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 nking2@tulane.edu.

May 3, 2017 at 11:14 am Leave a comment

Practicum Opportunity with National HIV Behavioral Surveillance, Dept. of Prevention, Crescent Care (NO/AIDS Task Force)

Practicum/internship opportunity for MPH or MPH/MSW students

Introduction: 

The CDC funded National HIV Behavioral Surveillance Program (NHBS) run by Crescent Care (NO/AIDS Task Force) in New Orleans is accepting applications for an internship with the NHBS research team. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in large-scale HIV behavioral research focusing in 2017 on men who have sex with men (MSM) in the New Orleans Metropolitan Statistical Area. 

About NHBS: 

NHBS is a CDC funded national surveillance system which takes place in 20 cities around the U.S. It was developed by the CDC in 2003, to address the ongoing national HIV epidemic. NHBS data are used to provide a behavioral context for trends seen in HIV surveillance data, give an indication of the impact of the epidemic, gauging the effects of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which focuses on decreasing HIV incidence, improving linkage to care, and reducing disparities. Findings are used at state and local levels to assess key characteristics and changing aspects of epidemic locally and to support the development of effective prevention programs that are tailored to the needs of the local population. Surveillance is conducted in rotating annual cycles in three different populations at high risk for HIV: men who have sex with men (MSM), injection drug users (IDUs), and heterosexuals at increased risk for HIV infection (HET). Before each NHBS cycle, formative research is conducted to learn more about the populations and collect data to help with sampling procedures. MSM are sampled using venue-based, time-space sampling methods. NHBS staff first identify venues frequented by MSM (e.g., bars, clubs, organizations, and street locations) and days and times when men frequent those venues. Venues (and specific day/time periods) for recruitment are chosen randomly each month. IDUs and heterosexuals are recruited using respondent-driven sampling, a type of chain referral sampling. NHBS staff members select a small number of initial participants, or “seeds,” who complete the survey and recruit their peers to participate. Recruitment and interviewing continue until the target sample size is reached (source: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/statistics/systems/nhbs/). 

Project duties: 

Interns will join a research team during the formative and primary data collection stages of the MSM cycle. They will conduct: 

* Ethnographic research (Observations, brief street intercepts, key informant interviews, focus groups) 

* In-depth interviews (open ended, semi-structured, and hour long surveys) 

* HIV and HCV counseling, testing, and referrals (CTR) 

Requirements: 

* Able to work with people from various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds 

* Comfortable with conducting interviews that focus on drug use history, sexual behavior, and other HIV risk behaviors 

* Willing to undergo HIV and HCV counseling and testing training, using fingerstick testing 

* Available through completion of the cycle or substantial portion of primary data collection (expected date of completion: December 2017) 

Opportunities: 

This internship is an opportunity to support a national research project and learn skills in large-scale data collection in the field of public health. If not already CTR certified, interns will be trained in HIV testing and counseling. Upon completion of this practicum, interns will have gained experience in: field observations, key informant interviews, focus group interviews, primary data collection, large datasets, field based data collection, and uses of surveillance data to inform HIV programs and policies. Interns will also be given the opportunity to use the data collected for their own conference papers, publications, theses, etc. Previous interns have a track record of success. Since their time with NHBS, they have continued on to PhD programs, medical schools, CDC careers, and applied jobs in public health in New Orleans and around the world. 

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to narquis.barak@crescentcarehealth.org by April 1, 2017.

March 17, 2017 at 3:34 pm Leave a comment

BFH Gift Program Practicum Position

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.

The 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.

The purpose of the Bureau of Family Health Gift Program internship is to foster skilled public health professionals and advocates for maternal and child public health issues, specifically breastfeeding. Students will learn how social, behavioral, environmental and biological factors contribute to breastfeeding outcomes and specific strategies to address policy, community, organizational barriers to breastfeeding. The Practicum Student/Intern will be embedded within the Data Action team and his/her primary purpose will be to work with The Gift Program Manager and Data to Action Team Leader on the evaluation of The Gift program.

Detailed description of the internship

Purpose(s): 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.

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December 1, 2016 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

Job opening – Social Marketing Intern

Acadiana C.A.R.E.S. in collaboration with the Louisiana Office of Public Health STD/HIV Program is looking for a responsible Social Media Marketing Intern to fill a 12-week, paid internship opportunity that will begin September 26th and conclude on December 16th. The Intern will provide assistance to SHP Prevention staff to support social marketing initiatives and activities. The intern’s primary responsibility will be developing a social marketing strategy and routine posting schedule for our social media platform and support smaller projects as needed. The breadth of the internship experience may include basic graphic design (infographics), short videos, website maintenance, and micro-blogs. Prior to the end of their semester, the intern will submit an evaluation report analyzing trends against their social marketing strategy.

Required
* Current student earning a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in public health, social work, marketing, communications, journalism or related field .
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey ideas and facts in a concise and accurate manner.
* Ability and willingness to collaborate with the community, colleagues, and clients of diverse races, ethnicities, religious affiliations/beliefs, genders and sexual orientations.
* Ability to function in a high pressure environment and meet stringent project deadlines.

Preferred
* Experience managing and/or evaluating health (specifically STD/HIV) related social marketing campaigns.
* Ability to design an original infographic from a designated document.

Applicant Instructions
Submit the following by September 19, 2016 to SHPjobs@la.gov:
· Cover Letter, Resume

September 15, 2016 at 12:11 pm Leave a comment

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