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Webinar Series: Preventing Risk Behavior by Building Resilience Among Youth

 

Join ASTHO and the CDC to learn how state health agencies can collaborate with educational and tribal health agencies to implement programs that increase youth protective factors to prevent youth health risk behavior.

The 2017 ASTHO President’s Challenge highlights that increasing protective factors is a key primary prevention strategy to prevent risk behavior such as substance misuse.

The Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center at the University of Minnesota is implementing Partnering for Healthy Student Outcomes, a two-part program that increases educational attainment and reduces risk behavior for middle school students though in-class, evidence-based social-emotional learning and teacher professional development. Presenters will discuss how increasing protective factors through programs improve health and academic outcomes and how states can incorporate protective factor measures in state surveillance systems.

The Oregon Health and Science University Center for Healthy Communities and Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board are collaborating to disseminate and evaluate Native STAND (Students Together Against Negative Decisions), an evidence-based program that improves decision-making skills to prevent early pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections  and substance use for Native American high school students. Presenters will describe strategies for engaging tribal health agencies to develop programs for Native American youth.

Date: June 15th, 2017

Time- 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

 Register for this webinar HERE

June 14, 2017 at 10:04 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
kimisha@marketumbrella.org

September 18, 2015 at 3:04 pm Leave a comment

MCH Epidemiologist Job Opening- Michigan

 

The Michigan Department of Community Health, Lifecourse, Epidemiology and Genomics Division, is seeking qualified candidates for the permanent fulltime position, Epidemiologist-Maternal and Child Health- Infant Health. This position will be filled as Epidemiologist -E (P10-P-11)( Entry level) or Epidemiologist-A (P-12) Advanced, depending upon the preferred candidate’s qualifications.
 
This position provides epidemiological analysis on all matters concerning perinatal / infant health, and mortality and morbidity prevention to the Lifecourse, Epidemiology & Genomics Division (LEGD) of the Bureau of Disease Control, Prevention and Epidemiology.  This program aims to improve perinatal and infant health to improve birth outcomes of all mothers and to reduce infant mortality in the state.  For a more detailed job announcement and online application instructions, please visit the neogov site:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/michigan/default.cfm
 
Closing date is August 8, 2014
 
The Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Team is committed to providing statewide epidemiologic  leadership and expertise for maternal and child health programs that support women and children in Michigan.  MCH epidemiologists have strong collaborative relationships with other areas of the Bureau of Epidemiology, with the Maternal and Child Health programs within the Division of Family and Community Health (DFCH), and the  Minority Health & Health Disparity Reduction Section.  Furthermore, MCH Unit Epidemiologists work closely with statisticians and analysts within the Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics (DVRHS) who maintain the state’s vital records files and disease registries, develop survey sampling frames, and provide linked datasets that are essential to assess maternal, infant, and child health.  Importantly, these efforts have fostered collaborative relationships with MCH programs, vital records and health statistics, Michigan Medicaid, health care providers, policy makers, and other stakeholders. 
 
For more information about the State of Michigan, please visit www.michigan.gov and for more specific information about the Liefcourse Epidemiology and Genomics Division, please visit http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2945_5104-185449–,00.html

July 31, 2014 at 9:00 am Leave a comment


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