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Women Deliver: Young Leaders Program Application

 

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As a leading global advocate for the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women, Women Deliver catalyzes action by bringing together diverse voices and interests to drive progress for gender equality, with a particular focus on maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights.

Women Deliver was among the first organizations to promote the investment case for girls and women. We are recognized for impactful advocacy strategies, access to world influencers, participation on key coalitions and initiatives, and building the capacity of young people and civil society. 

The Women Deliver Young Leaders Program trains, elevates, and empowers youth advocates to catalyze action for gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women — with particular emphasis on sexual and reproductive health and rights and meaningful youth engagement. The program provides youth advocates with the training and resources necessary to extend their influence and actively shape the programs and policies that affect their lives. Started in 2010, the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program is comprised of 400 youth advocates from more than 100 countries, with 300 more scheduled to join in early 2018.

Young Leaders Program is accepting new leaders for their next class!

The Application is Open Until October 13th

Apply Here!

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August 18, 2017 at 10:47 am Leave a comment

Tulane CEMCH Scholar Program – now accepting applications

CEMCH5Funded by the HRSA Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Bureau, the Tulane CEMCH seeks to improve the health of women, infants, children, youth and their families through development of the MCH workforce. We provide opportunities for training and experience for students at the School of Public Health, as well as current public health practitioners.  Our program, guided by the twelve MCH leadership competencies, also collaborates with other members of the wider community.

Among our offerings is the CEMCH Scholar Program, which provides mentored self-development activities to help students become leaders in the field of maternal and child health. This four-semester program includes:

  • Coursework
  • Shadowing rotations
  • Service outreach
  • Self-reflection
  • Readings and discussion
  • 5-year development plan
  • Mentoring meetings
  • Conference opportunities

Eligibility Requirements

  • MPH students entering in Fall (or summer) 2017
  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled in the GCHB department
  • Enrolled in the MCH program

For the incoming cohort, Scholars will be expected to benefit from the following…

  • Completion of GCHB 6140, with tuition for this course covered by the CEMCH (Semester 1)
  • Shadowing rotations with approximately four local organizations (Semesters 1 and 2)
  • Community service outreach with one local organization (Semesters 3 and 4)
  • Participation in workshops for development of personal and professional skills (1 each semester, Semesters 1-4)
  • Providing mini-lectures, on MCH interests and goals, to public health undergraduates at Tulane and Xavier (Semesters 3 and 4)
  • Additional personal development activities and meetings (throughout)
  • Support to national conferences (annually)
  • Small stipend (each semester)

To apply, submit:

  • an updated resume or CV
  • a cover letter detailing your interests in the field of maternal and child health and commitment to and interest in the Scholar program
  • your transcript (unofficial version is fine – if you are a student who started in the summer, please include your Tulane transcript, in addition to your undergraduate one)

Applications should be submitted by email to Shokufeh Ramirez (sramirez@tulane.edu), by Wednesday, August 9. All applicants are also expected to meet by phone with program staff August 14  – 16; please indicate in your cover letter general availability for these days. (If none of those days work, please suggest an alternate day/time).

Decisions will be made prior to orientation, so that Scholars can enroll in GCHB 6140 in time to start the course at the beginning of the semester.

In addition to fulfilling course responsibilities, Scholars are expected to set aside an additional 5 – 10 hours per week throughout the school year, to enable their successful completion of other Scholar requirements.

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July 21, 2017 at 8:15 am Leave a comment

Tulane CEMCH Scholar Program – now accepting applications

CEMCH5Funded by the HRSA Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Bureau, the Tulane CEMCH seeks to improve the health of women, infants, children, youth and their families through development of the MCH workforce. We provide opportunities for training and experience for students at the School of Public Health, as well as current public health practitioners.  Our programs, guided by the twelve MCH leadership competencies, also impact other members of the New Orleans community.

The CEMCH Scholar Program provides mentored self-development activities to help students become leaders in the field of maternal and child health. This four-semester program includes:

  • Coursework
  • Shadowing rotations
  • Service outreach
  • Self-reflection
  • Readings and discussion
  • 5-year development plan
  • Mentoring meetings
  • Conference opportunities

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • MPH students entering in Fall (or summer) 2016
  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled in the GCHB department
  • Enrolled in the MCH program

 

For the incoming cohort, Scholars will be expected to benefit from the following…

  • Completion of GCHB 6140, with tuition for this course covered by the MCHLT (Semester 1)
  • Shadowing rotations with five to six local organizations (Semesters 1 and 2)
  • Community service outreach with one local organization (Semesters 3 and 4)
  • Participation in workshops for development of personal and professional skills (1 each semester, Semesters 1-4)
  • Providing mini-lectures, on MCH interests and goals, to public health undergraduates at Tulane and Xavier (Semesters 3 and 4)
  • Additional personal development activities and meetings (throughout)
  • Support to national conferences (annually)
  • Small stipend (each semester)

 

To apply, submit:

  • an updated resume or CV
  • a cover letter detailing your interests in the field of maternal and child health and commitment to and interest in the Scholar program
  • your transcript (unofficial version is fine – if you are a student who started in the summer, please include your Tulane transcript, in addition to your undergraduate one)

Applications should be submitted by email to Shokufeh Ramirez (sramirez@tulane.edu), by Sunday, August 14, 2016. All applicants are also expected to meet by phone with program staff August 16 – 17; please indicate in your cover letter general availability for these days.

Decisions will be made prior to orientation, so that can Scholars can enroll in GCHB 6140 in time to start the course at the beginning of the semester.

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July 29, 2016 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

Youth, Technology, and Health in the Tech Hub of San Francisco

By Alissa Bilfield, MSc

Technology is omnipresent in all of our lives – in fact, aside from the precious hours we spend sleeping, there is barely a time when we are separated from one of our favorite screens (smartphone, computer, ipad, etc.). This is why like-minded public health professionals have been innovatively integrating technology-based components into cutting edge health interventions. I had the opportunity to be surrounded by a very inspirational group working at the forefront of this trend at the Youth, Health, and Technology Conference in San Francisco, April 24-26th, 2016. In addition to having the opportunity to present about using an online training platform to certify and empower a network of food literacy educators around the world through my work as co-founder of The Cookbook Project, I was able to learn about other effective approaches using mobile apps and 1- and 2-way text-messaging.

One of the sessions that was particularly interesting was a session on text-messaging interventions. The panel was diverse, representing initiatives happening in south San Francisco, rural Ethiopia, and across a network of geographically diverse Native American communities. What I appreciated most about the panel format of the session was that it allowed for dynamic interaction between the panel members, as they presented, reflected, and fielded questions from the audience and each other. This session, like many others, was focused on sharing best-practices, and provided plenty of opportunity for audience interaction. I brought away many important insights into translating these approaches into my public health area of interest, which includes community nutrition and food systems.

Alissa Bilfield is a second year PhD student at Tulane concentrating on Nutrition. She is currently preparing for her comprehensive exams, and plans to graduate in 2017/18. She is interested in food choice behavior, food culture, food policy, and sustainable agriculture. She loves cooking from scratch, practicing yoga daily, rock climbing, and hiking.

May 18, 2016 at 8:50 am Leave a comment

Connecting

One of our MCH trainees participated in this year’s Making Lifelong Connections meeting, held in April.

By Miranda Pollock, BS

IMG_3994The Making Lifelong Connections conference is a gathering of various people who are grantees of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau Leadership Training programs. This year, it took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The grantees include Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP), Leadership and Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH), Nutrition, Leadership and Education for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND), Pediatric Pulmonary Centers (PPC), and Schools of Public Health. As a Tulane School of Public Health student, and as a Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (CEMCH) scholar, it was great to meet people and have exposure to organizations that are also under the broad umbrella of MCH, that I may not have otherwise interacted with. We often cringe in public health at the idea of operating in “silos,” and this was a chance for me to break through the university setting and interact with people from a more diverse MCH background.

I had the wonderful opportunity to view posters and hear presentations on topics such as diversity trainings, maternal morbidity, and providing care for folks who are differently-abled. Overall, the conference was mostly about leadership and networking in the field of public health. In small groups, we discussed the importance of social media in our work, self-care, leadership vs. management, and cultural humility. Additionally, we all exchanged information with each other via LinkedIn. This has helped to significantly widen my network.

I did, however, notice some missing parts of the conference. I always find it shocking whenever anything tied to MCH fails to recognize the linkage between environmentalism, feminism, and compassion. This omission was so exemplified by the serving of meat, dairy, and other animal products. After attending another conference this year where almost all the food was vegan, the abundance of bacon and butter made me shudder! I recommend all public health workers (and all people in general) read the books “The Sexual Politics of Meat,” by Carol Adams and “Staying Alive,” by Vandana Shiva if they are unclear about my shock and frustration. Additionally, there was much talk about the importance of diversity, but the paradox was that there was almost no talk about supporting gender and sexual minorities like queer and trans communities. It has been my observation that we tend to overlook such connections in public health; I long for MCH to find solidarity with all those oppressed.

IMG_4024However, I must acknowledge that I am an idealist who may never feel satisfied if I am always longing for solidarity across all peoples and species. In a more positive light, the MLC conference allowed for many life course connections to be made. For example, I was able to personally connect and share ideas with people in adolescent health and other schools of public health who share common goals as I around a future vision of comprehensive sexuality education and a world free of institutionalized racism. Within this conference where I found some parts outdated, I also found fellow peers who felt similarly. Through this, I found my own connections and satisfaction, and have decided that there is hope for the future of MCH and all those we wish to serve and liberate.

Miranda Pollock is finishing her first year as an MPH student, concentrating in Maternal and Child Health. Her background is in human biology and environmental microbiology. She plans to graduate in May 2017. Her interests include teen pregnancy prevention, STI prevention, and community collaboration. She also loves the arts, cycling, yoga, and meeting new people.

May 12, 2016 at 8:17 am Leave a comment

CEMCH Webinar with APHA on 5/24

UPDATE: Click here for this webinar’s recording, slides, and additional materials

“Health Equity Research and Practice: Using a Community-Centered View of Influences on Eating, Activity, and Body Weight”

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Date: May 24, 12-1 PM CDT / 1-2 PM EDT

Presenter Name: Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH

Presenter Title: Research Professor, Department of Community Health and Prevention, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University

UPDATE: Click here for this webinar’s recording, slides, and additional materials

There will be a group viewing of the webinar at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans LA 70112. The viewing will be in the Usdin Family Conference, 18th Floor, Room 1831A. (For information about the group viewing, contact Naomi at nking2@tulane.edu or 504-9887410.)

Sponsored by the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Tulane Prevention Research Center, and the American Public Health Association.

About the Webinar:
Learn how to identify and describe the various community-level factors that not only influence eating, activity and body weight, but also what resources are available to address these influences. And learn how to translate community-centered influences into sustainable obesity prevention and treatment strategies. Discover examples that integrate community priorities and values into efforts to promote healthy weight.

The webinar draws from A Community-Centered View of Influences on Eating, Activity, and Body Weight, a framework that can be used to facilitate discussions among community members, academically based researchers and their community research partners. Developed by the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN), the framework can be used in both research and practice.

The underlying concept: approaches to obesity intervention are better framed in ‘people-oriented’ terms rather than from a narrow, problem-oriented perspective. The framework prompts answers to such questions as:

– How do eating, physical activity and weight reflect the opportunities, constraints, and issues in people’s everyday lives?

– What aspects of people’s everyday lives and circumstances must be considered in order to develop appropriate, effective, and sustainable intervention approaches?

– How can interventions on obesity support high quality of life and community priorities that are broader than food, activity, or weight?

About the Presenter: 

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH is founder and chair of the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN) and a research professor at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health in the Department of Community Health and Prevention. She is also Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine following a 15-year tenure on the faculty. Dr. Kumanyika is immediate past president of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and has been principal investigator or co-investigator on randomized multi-center and single-center clinical trials related to diet, obesity, weight control, and cardiovascular disease. Her research has focused on the development and evaluation of culturally appropriate lifestyle interventions for African Americans and the influences of food and beverage marketing on African Americans’ food purchases and consumption.

UPDATE: Click here for this webinar’s recording, slides, and additional materials

May 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

Past the Degree: Paired Practica Program

PTD PPPAshley Fehringer and Dan Heitner, MCH MPH students at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, will speak about their experiences with the National MCH Workforce Development Center’s MCH Paired Practica Program (PPP). 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Noon – 1:00 pm
Tidewater 2212

The PPP is a  federally-supported internship program that takes place each summer, with the application process early in the spring semester; more information about the PPP is available here: http://mchwdc.unc.edu/students/paired-practica/

The CEMCH Past the Degree seminar series highlights Maternal and Child Health professionals, organizations, and training opportunities, exposing current MPH students to possibilities for career and development. The series is geared toward Tulane SPHTM students in the MCH section or with an MCH interest.  Refreshments will be served.

November 10, 2015 at 4:13 pm Leave a comment

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