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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

Dr. Sothern’s webinar on Childhood Obesity Management from 11/9/2016

Webinar Recording Available! “Innovative Approaches to Prevention and Management of Childhood Obesity: Physiopathological Basis and Successful Interventions”

Dr. Melinda Sothern, PhD, CEP, presents her findings from years of experience studying pediatric obesity as well as evidence of successful and manageable prevention initiatives that can be used to guide both future research and current practice. Webinar attendees will be able to understand the development of childhood obesity from a pathological perspective, be able to identify targets for intervention, and receive practical guidelines for prevention and management of childhood obesity from the family home.

Dr. Melinda Sothern is a licensed clinical exercise physiologist and a tenured Professor and Jim Finks Endowed Chair in Health Promotion in the Behavioral and Community Health Sciences Program, Schools of Public Health and Medicine at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Dr. Sothern’s Childhood Obesity Slides

For more information about Dr. Sothern and the webinar click here.

To watch the recording click here.

Webinar sponsors: Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Tulane Prevention Research Center, and the American Public Health Association.


November 10, 2016 at 10:23 am 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

ACE study presentation 9/26 12-1

Adverse Childhood Experiences: ACE Study

Presentation by Vincent Felitti, MD

September 26, 12-1pm
Tidewater room 1201

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being. The study is a long-term, in-depth analysis of over 17,000 HMO patients. ACE Study findings have demonstrated a strong, graded relationship between the level of traumatic stress in childhood and poor physical, mental and behavioral outcomes later in life.


Renowned physician and researcher, Dr. Felitti is one of the world’s foremost experts on childhood trauma and co-Principal Investigator of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. He is the founder of the Dept. of Prevention Medicine for Kaiser Permanente where he served as the Chief of Preventive Medicine for over 25 years.  He also a Clinical Professor of Medicine; Faculty of Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego.

Part of the Jane Wilson Smith Lectureship Series

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September 4, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Internship for non-violence youth program; Deadline 8/18

PAID INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY! American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is looking for interns aged 16-24 for its Peace by Piece program, which is its non-violence youth program that teaches conflict transformation to youth ages 16-24 through trainings, artistic expression, and youth organizing. Peace by Piece interns will work with local youth in schools and community programs throughout New Orleans. The internship will go from September 2, 2014 to May 15, 2015 (6.25 hours/week; 25 hours/month) and interns are paid a stipend of $200 on the 15th of each month. The application deadline is NEXT MONDAY, August 18th, so apply NOW!
Please email or fax the app to Dee Dee Green, AFSC Area Director,, (504) 565-3599. For questions, call (504) 565-3596.
To learn more about Peace by Peace activities, visit their blog:

Click ‘more’ for application


August 11, 2014 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

Youth Champion leadership program, Deadline 8/12

Youth Champions Initiative (YCI) is  launching in partnership with the Packard Foundation, a new program with a  focus on investing in young leaders to improve SRHR outcomes in Ethiopia, India, Pakistan, and the US states of Mississippi and Louisiana.
YCI will select 18 visionary young leaders (ages 18-29) from India, Ethiopia, Pakistan, and the US states of Mississippi and Louisiana to attend YCI’s Incubator workshop, which will be held from December 4-12, 2014 in Los Altos, California. The Incubator will integrate capacity building in sexual and reproductive health and rights, leadership, innovation, advocacy and project development. YCI will competitively award grants (in the range of $8,000 – $12,000) to participating Youth Champions and their organizations to launch innovative sexual and reproductive health and rights projects they develop during the Incubator. Applications are due no later than August 12, 2014.
For more information and to apply go to or see the flyer below with hyperlinks to the online application.  
Contact Claudia Romeu, MPH, YCI Program Coordinator, if you have any questions at 510-285-5706 (direct) or

August 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

4 APEX youth program internships

APEX – Always Pursuing EXcellence – is a non-profit, community-based youth center located in Central City. We offer local youth a safe space to laugh, learn, play and grow; while providing a meal, mentoring, tutoring, community service opportunities, recreation, and other structured activities. APEX Youth Center is looking for service interns to assist with grant writing, data management, program design, and administrative work in the realm of non-profits.
In all intern positions, the candidate must have enthusiasm and an interest in the educational issues surrounding local youth. Creativity and an interest in creating and developing innovative ideas is necessary.
Contact Alexandra Ehrhardt at , 504-358-APEX or 504-383-5235 for more information.
Program Intern
The program intern will assist in design and implementation of various programs inspired by the intern and the program director while managing current programs. Under the supervision of the program director, this intern opportunity provides an undergraduate student with a view into the administrative tasks of programming for youth and the application of creative thinking.
Data Management/ Monitoring and Evaluation Intern:
APEX needs a tech-savvy intern to assist with the management of data collection and intake. Knowledgeable on various formats, the data management intern must be able to analyze APEX current data collections, repair any faults, and produce reports as necessary. Creativity is encouraged as the intern must also be able to suggest new methods to streamline intake and assist with membership data flow. Along with assisting with program monitoring and evaluation.
Marketing Intern:
APEX Youth Center would like to expand its outreach and its advertising abilities with your help as a marketing intern! As more publicity and volunteer assistance is needed, APEX would like the knowledge of a keen marketing or business major to accomplish this task. Applicants must be self-motivated and driven to achieve results. An interest in exploring local New Orleans is preferred. The marketing intern would be working with other organizations and various platforms to spread APEX’s mission and increase awareness of our organization.
Grant Intern:
Amplify your skills as a writer through community service as APEX Youth Center’s grant intern! Any student with an interest in pushing their limits as a writer while receiving support and encouragement is welcome to apply as the grant intern for APEX. No previous grant writing experience is required. This intern will be shown the ropes of grant writing and given opportunities to test and then refine their abilities. Dedication, innovation, and creativity are highly valued in this position. Any student with interest in learning a valuable skill is highly recommended to apply.

August 4, 2014 at 10:46 am Leave a comment

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