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Job postings: Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health

The Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health is recruiting for the following positions:

Interested applicants can find more information and instructions on applying, as well as other job postings, at



December 30, 2016 at 10:39 am Leave a comment

MCH Epidemiologist position with Virginia Department of Health – apply by January 10

This position performs maternal and child health epidemiology functions for the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). This position will be responsible for surveillance, communication, investigation, reporting, and data driven education and mobilization for the Maternal and Child Health program with a specific focus on supporting the Title V block grant. Successful employees show initiative, work well with others, and can function in a dynamic environment. Surveillance activities include collecting, analyzing, and interpreting science-based data from multiple sources such as vital statistics. Communication functions include accurately disseminating results to support science-based decisions to decision makers and the target audience often using data visualization tools and the VDH website. Education tasks include technical assistance for state and local public health staff in the use of local health data. Current grants emphasize preconception, interconception, and women’s health; the role of this position will be to assist in the engagement of community partnerships to reach health goals. We provide employees with a welcoming peer group for cross-training and problem solving, as well as opportunities for career advancement and emphasis on learning.
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Continue Reading December 23, 2016 at 10:22 am Leave a comment

Two practicum opportunities with the Breastfeeding Program at the Bureau of Family Health

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, and organizational barriers to breastfeeding. Two unpaid internships are available with this program. The specific purposes of each position are:

Position 1: To implement an office-based breastfeeding training for physicians and their staff and measure the training’s impact on participant knowledge and attitude, as well as change in physician office settings.

Position 2: To measure The Gift program’s impact on breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity and duration among women delivering in Gift designated hospitals. 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.

Continue Reading February 12, 2015 at 3:18 pm Leave a comment

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