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My AHA moment

Many of the CEMCH Scholars attended this year’s meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), held in Denver, October 29 – November 2. We will be posting their reflections and highlights this month.

By Shanice Roache, BSPH

Having never been to a conference I was not sure what to expect. I entered this huge convention center where people walked with confidence from session to session; everyone seemed to know what they wanted to do.

Throughout APHA, I got small aha! moments; one of the most memorable moments was during day two – Monday. The special guest speaker during the opening general session was Cecile Richards; however my small aha! moment came during Dr. Camara Jones’ speech. She spoke about launching a campaign against racism. She broke racism down into simple terms that anyone could understand. She gave the antidote of the open and closed sign as well as the red and pink flowers. After her speech I was inspired, but how exactly could I apply what I learned if I had no idea what I wanted to do?

Entering day three I felt defeated. I went through the conference and… nothing – I had yet to find my major aha! moment. Black Women’s Health Matters was a session where I found my aha! moment. Dr. Valerie L. Rochester gave an impressive presentation on reproductive justice of Black women. I was so captivated by her presentation that I was unable to take notes. She spoke about the fact that reproductive justice was a term that African-Americans came up with. She stated that we cannot empower women, but can give them the information and have enough faith that they can empower themselves. Reproductive justice is a new term to me and I will continue to do research in order to better understand it and to find out what I can do to make this dream, of helping others empower themselves, a reality.

Shanice Roache is a first year MPH student, concentrating in Maternal and Child Health. She plans to graduate in May 2018. She received a bachelor degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her interests include global health, perinatal health, health inequities that impact Black women, sexual and reproductive health in Black women, teen mothers and paternal involvement in pregnancy outcomes. She also loves reading and cooking.

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November 21, 2016 at 3:39 pm Leave a comment

Media and Communications Specialist: Deadline 8/13

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Job Title Media and Communications Specialist
Location New Orleans, LA, US
Organization Name Global Community Health and Behavioral Science
Posting Summary
The Media and Communications Specialist will be responsible for coordination of the Center’s communications related to our Breastfeeding initiatives and other Center projects. This individual will be responsible for coordination of the Center’s communications for programming directed by the Assistant Director, Breastfeeding Initiatives Program Manager and Research and Evaluation Program Manager. Duties will include writing, editing and updating the MAC website and social media communications for all projects; writing and editing newsletters and any other marketing materials (e.g., brochures); and drafting policy/advocacy briefs for internal and external audiences. The Media and Communications Specialist will provide administrative and operational support such as coordinating meetings, processing invoices and other clerical duties to support daily Center operations.
Minimum Qualifications
-3 years of experience
-Excellent oral, written and communication skills

-Excellent interpersonal skills with strong abilities to work effectively with diverse skill sets and personalities
-Strong organizational skills and capacity to coordinate program activities and staff
-Good computer skills with ability to use Excel and Access
-Demonstrated ability to work independently, attention to detail, strong work ethic, ability to manage multiple tasks in an efficient, professional manner and work cooperatively with a variety of Center partners
-Ability to work under time constraints and meet deadlines
Minimum Education
-Bachelor’s degree
Preferred Qualifications
-Marketing skills
-Publications and/or article-writing skills
-Ability to speak well in front of groups
-Experience with design programs such as InDesign and Photoshop
-Experience with website content management systems (CMS)

 

Apply online here

 

August 9, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Health education job in Jonesboro, GA, Deadline 8/8

Interested applicants should visit careers.ga.gov and view the Public Health Educator, Clayton County Board of Health in Jonesboro GA. Position will be posted until August 8,2014.
 
Job description:
 
Annual Salary Minimum: $29,399.50 
Annual Salary Maximum: $51,405.73 
Salary Details: Paygrade 13 (unclassified position) Negotiable depending upon credentials and availability of funds
Duties & Responsibilities: Under limited supervision, supports health education and health promotion activities for residents living in Clayton County. The health educator will spend 50% of his/her time planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating childhood injury prevention activities. This position will serve as the Coordinator for Safe Kids Clayton County; a childhood injury prevention coalition proudly led by the CCBOH in partnership with Safe Kids Worldwide, Inc., and as such will provide general support and coordination for the coalition and its activities. He/She will serve as a liaison between the coalition, CCBOH, and community partners to oversee the implementation and planning of the coalition’s goals, objectives, and strategies. The remaining 50% of time will be spent developing and implementing health promotion activities designed to address cardiovascular disease reduction efforts within Clayton County. Core activities will include, but is not limited to, developing and implementing strategies to encourage residents to increase their consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables; increase physical activity; and decrease tobacco use. The health educator will also assist with grant development, social marketing efforts, community health assessment activities, health fairs, and targeted health education for special populations.
Minimum Training & Experience: Completion of a course of study equivalent to a master’s degree in public health education 
OR
 
Completion of an undergraduate major in education, the social, behavioral or biological sciences or a directly related field
 
and
 
One year of experience in public health education.
Agency Specific Qualifications and/or Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who in addition to meeting the Minimum Qualifications also possess the following: 
• Experience with developing and maintaining community coalitions and partnerships.
 
• Experience establishing and maintaining community gardens.
 
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), with an ability to work with a diverse group of people and multidisciplinary teams.
 

August 6, 2014 at 5:31 pm Leave a comment

Practicum opportunity

Student Practicum Opportunity
Fall (to start in early/mid August) 2014 & Spring 2015
Position: Practicum (Unpaid), Tulane Breastfeeding Program (TBP) & other breastfeeding work
 
This is an opportunity for a student who is interested in the promotion of breastfeeding at the university and city levels.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
v Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing
v Proficiency in Microsoft Office
v Interest in breastfeeding as a public health topic
v Willing to take initiative
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 
v  Continued development and maintenance of the TBP
v  Advocate for additional lactation rooms on the Tulane campus
v  Maintenance of the TBP webpage and Facebook page
v  Coordinate support meetings on campus
v  Attend various local and statewide breastfeeding-focused meetings and events
v  Assist in other project related tasks
 
Please contact Caitrin Alb at chogan2@tulane.edu
 

July 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Research and Evaluation Manager position open at IWES

Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies

Organizational Background
Incorporated in 1993, the Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies (IWES) is a not-for-profit 501[c](3) organization based in New Orleans, Louisiana. IWES is dedicated to improving the physical, mental, and spiritual health and quality of life for women of color and their families. For more information, please visit www.iwesnola.org.

Job Summary:
The Research and Evaluation Manager is responsible for the day to day management of all research, monitoring and evaluation activities of the organization. This position will promote the mission of IWES by working closely with other program staff to support educational, training, and community-based advocacy activities of the organization.

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July 24, 2014 at 11:15 am Leave a comment

Teen pregnancy prevention study needs Research Assistants

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You Geaux Girl! (YGG!) needs research assistants to work in field recruitment. Here’s your chance to work with a very dynamic team on an innovative project that incorporates technology and health interventions. YGG! is a research study that recruits 18 and 19 year old African American women to participate in an internet based pregnancy prevention program — BUtiful (Be yoU! Talented, Informed, Fearless, Uncompromised and Loved). We are looking for research assistants to work with staff to recruit young women from sites throughout the city. Primary responsibilities will be recruitment and enrollment, administering computer surveys, demonstrating the websites, monitoring the sites, and conducting follow up interviews. Candidates must have very strong interpersonal skills and be willing to work non-traditional hours in the field. This position starts immediately. Having your own transportation is preferred. Please send an email stating your interest along with your CV to Jakevia Green at jgreen14@tulane.edu
 

July 23, 2014 at 5:10 pm Leave a comment

Student Research Position

You Geaux Girl! Teen pregnancy prevention study needs Research Assistants
You Geaux Girl! (YGG!) needs research assistants to work in field recruitment. Here’s your chance to work with a very dynamic team on an innovative project that incorporates technology and health interventions. YGG! is a project for 18 and 19 year old African American women that includes an internet-based pregnancy prevention program (Be yoU! Talented, Informed, Fearless, Uncompromised and Loved (BUtiful)). We are looking for research assistants to work with staff to recruit young women from sites throughout the city. Primary responsibilities will be recruitment and enrollment, administering computer surveys, demonstrating the websites, monitoring the sites, and conducting follow up interviews. Candidates must have very strong interpersonal skills and be willing to work non-traditional hours in the field. This position starts mid-summer. Having your own transportation is not required but it is preferred. Please send an email stating your interest along with your CV to Jakevia Green at jgreen14@tulane.edu
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May 29, 2014 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

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