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AMCHP 2018 Conference Proposal Submissions


Call for Proposals: The 2018 AMCHP Annual Conference

Feb. 10-13, Crystal City, Va.

DeadlineFriday, Sept. 111:59 p.m. ET

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) invites you to submit a proposal for the 2018 AMCHP Annual Conferencewhere the theme is Staying Focused: The Enduring Commitment of MCH to Families and Outcomes.

Tracks for this year’s conference include:
·       Adolescent Health (includes youth development and transition)
·       Advocacy
·       Child Health
·       CYSCHN
·       Epidemiology/Data, Assessment and Evaluation (includes Health Outcomes: Impact of Investment/ROI, etc.)
·       Family and Youth Engagement (includes fatherhood involvement, family-centered care)
·       Health Care Financing and Coverage (includes Health Reform)
·       Life Course Approach
·       MCH Block Grant Transformation
·       MCH Systems Building
·       Women’s and Infant Health
·       Workforce Development and Leadership

The AMCHP Annual Conference is the ideal venue to present your ideas, research, innovative programming, best practices and effective outreach strategies to MCH and other public health practitioners. Our audience includes directors of state programs, federal officials, advocates, family leaders, researchers and health care providers. We encourage proposal submissions to include any aspects related to family and youth engagement and involvement. Reviewers will give special consideration to proposals that include family or youth as presenters and/or panelists, especially for the Family and Youth Engagement and the Adolescent Health tracks. 

Click here for complete information about submitting your session proposal and for the online submission system. The deadline for submissions is FridaySept. 1. You will receive notification of the status of your submission by Friday, Oct. 13. 

If you have questions about the session proposal submission process, please contact Corey Siembeida at or (703) 964-1240, ext. 20.

July 31, 2017 at 9:52 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

Fall 2015 Communication Seminars

Join the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health and the Tulane Prevention Research Center for our remaining Communication Seminars of the semester. This semester’s series focuses on research and evaluation as communication tools, with each seminar addressing it through a different lens – personal, programmatic, and structural/systems-level.

All seminars are 12:00-1:00 pm and are free and open to the public. They are held on the 12th floor of  the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans LA 70112.

Tuesday, Sept. 1: Racism throughout Louisiana history: The Catalyst for a health divide
Gloria Grady, MPH, Health Promotion Coordinator, Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health

Wednesday, Sept. 16: The Proof is in the Pudding: Measuring and Communicating Health Education Program Results to Create Change
Alissa Bilfield, Executive Director, The CookBook Project

Wednesday, Sept. 30Saving Lives and Changing Systems: Why Communication is Critical in Public Health
Naomi Englar, Communications & Dissemination Coordinator, Tulane PRC and Tulane CEMCH

September 15, 2015 at 9:56 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

Past the Degree: Paired Practica Program & Graduate Student Epidemiology Program featuring Rindcy Davis and Ashley Hoover

Two students will talk about their respective practicum experiences. come learn more about these programs, as applications for Summer 2015 will be opening soon!

Thursday, January 15th


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January 13, 2015 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

Student Research Assistant Needed


Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

Tulane Innovations in Positive Parenting Study (TIPPS): TIPPS is a community-based randomized controlled trial that is part of the broader NOLAforLIFE initiative and is designed to reduce child maltreatment and improve child health.


December 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

Upcoming Seminar- ‘Past the Degree’ 10/7

Please join the Maternal & Child Health Leadership Training Program on Tuesday, Oct. 7th for our next installment of our ‘Past the Degree Series’. The lecture series highlights public health professionals who graduated from the MCH section and/or are working in the field of Maternal and Child Health. It provides the opportunity to learn more from the experience of those who have entered the public health workforce and exposes students to potential career options.

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WHO: Mary Kathryn Poole, MPH
Tulane University Prevention Research Center
WHEN: Tuesday, October 7
12-1 pm
WHERE: Tidewater Building room 2341 (GCHB Library)
Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street

Light lunch will be provided.
If you have questions please contact Lori Andersen at or 504.988.2700

October 1, 2014 at 8:43 am Leave a comment

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