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Fall 2015 Practicum with FitnessFleet
The Tulane Prevention Research Center is offering one competitive practicum internship during Fall 2015 that will provide a student with real-life experience in the field of health promotion working with a selected partner of the PRC. The practicum program is limited to Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine students. Preference is given to graduate-level students who have not yet completed a practicum, but practica have been awarded to exceptional undergraduate students in the past.
The practicum host is Fitness Fleet. This internship is paid ($10 per hour) through funding from FitnessFleet. Click here for a brief description of the internship.
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Monday, August 17, 2015, for emailed or faxed applications, and all mailed applications must be post-marked by Friday, August 14, 2015. The internship position will begin in September and requires 20 hours per week. Exact start and end dates depend on student availability, program timing, and the host organization’s specific needs.
The intern will be required to work a total of 300 hours. For students in the Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences Department, this will fulfill your practicum and project requirements. The intern will also be required to fulfill all reporting requirements mandated by the school’s practicum manual.
Questions? Contact Naomi King Englar, PRC Communications and Dissemination Coordinator, at 504.988.7410 or nking2@tulane.edu. To apply, send a resume, cover letter and contact information for two professional references to Naomi either via email (nking2@tulane.edu), fax (504.988.3540), or mail (1440 Canal Street, Suite 1829, #8319, New Orleans LA 70112).

Fit NOLA Hiring for Three Internships
Fit NOLA is the City of New Orleans Health Department’s initiative to shape a shared vision addressing obesity, a major public health challenge. Fit NOLA is working to make New Orleans one of the nation’s top ten fittest cities by 2018 through activities to increase awareness, build capacity, and set standards to promote healthy lifestyles.
Fit NOLA is looking for interns to fill three positions: Fit NOLA Intern; Fit NOLA Social Media Marketing & Communications Intern; and Fit NOLA Sector Intern.
For more information about the positions, click here to visit the descriptions on https://worknola.com/employer/fit-nola.

FitnessFleet seeks Graduate Students to Assist in Data Collection and Analysis
Shipshape Wellness Initiative, a project in collaboration with FitnessFleet, Inc., Juxtopia, LLC, Valentine Medical Center, Xavier University of Louisiana Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Education and Tulane Prevention Research Center seeks graduate students to assist in data collection and synthesis related to the development of FitnessFleet’s mobile health application (app), ShipShape House Call™ prototype. The proposed ShipShape House Call™ app will provide telehealth intervention for persons at-risk for developing type 2 diabetes to manage their pre-diabetes condition and decrease risk of developing diabetes. The survey data collected will measure the impact of telehealth intervention in primary care. Students will assist with conducting needs analysis surveys about the perceptions of using mobile health technology to manage chronic health conditions. Students will produce detailed reports from the data collected upon completion. Students will be asked to survey 25-50 individuals depending on their availability.
Students will also assist in a larger group event to take place upon completion of the focus groups. A stipend will be provided as compensation for student’s time.
Students should have: *Knowledge and understanding of research basic principles *Experience in data collection and analysis *Experience with introducing culturally appropriate prevention tools to the medically under-served community *Knowledge and understanding of basic elements of the health care system
Resume and cover letter should be sent to Kaleb J. Hill at FitnessFleet, Inc. at CoachKJHill@gmail.com

Graduate Students to Assist in Data Collection and Synthesis
Stand Up and Get Care, a project in collaboration with Living Cities, the City of New Orleans and 504HealthNet, seeks graduate students to assist in data collection and synthesis related to use of primary care. Students will assist in the design of focus groups, conduct focus groups of 8-10 people, as well as take thorough notes during these groups. Students will produce a written report on the groups upon completion. Students will be asked to facilitate 4-6 groups depending on their availability. Students will also assist in a larger group event to take place upon completion of the focus groups. A stipend will be provided as compensation for student’s time. Students should have: Knowledge and understanding of research basic principles, Experience in group facilitation, Excellent writing skills, Knowledge and understanding of basic elements of the health care system.
To Apply: Resume and cover letter should be sent to Ariel White at 504HealthNet, Awhite@504HealthNet.org

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Food Program Coordinator needed at Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation
Have a passion for food security, data tracking, and social entrepreneurship? Join the Propeller team and take charge of our Accelerator Program’s Food Sector. Responsibilities include coordination of the Healthy School Food Collaborative, Accelerator recruitment and coordination, Alumni meetings, impact tracking, and fund development. Learn more by clicking here.
Start Date: June / July 2015
Hours: Full-time, evening and weekend hours may be requested for events and program meetings.
Compensation: $35,000+/year with health, vision, and dental benefits and cell phone stipend.
To Apply: Apply by July 15, 2015 by sending all materials to jobs@gopropeller.org ; we recommend early applications and may fill the position before the deadline.

Community Education Manager at Bike Easy
The Community Education Manager ensures biking in Greater New Orleans is safe, fun, and easy by actively educating people and managing education programs that improve the bicycling experience. Programs aim to create behavioral changes that lead to safer roadways and expanded healthy transportation options by helping people of all ages feel confident on and around bikes. Primary focus areas include programs with schools to promote biking and walking to school; community education programming, including bike rides, workshops, and trainings; and leadership development initiatives. Our education and advocacy efforts work together to support the organization’s mission, and the Community Education Manager also supports Bike Easy’s fundraising, advocacy and policy initiatives, membership development, community outreach and grassroots organizing, and encouragement events as needed/possible. For a full job description and to apply, click here.

Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies hiring a Collective for Healthy Community Program Manager
The Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES) is hiring a Collective for Healthy Community (CHC) Program Manager.
IWES is a not-for-profit 501(3) organization dedicated to improving the physical, mental, and spiritual health and quality of life for women of color and their families, and adolescents. IWES designed the CHC program in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to address the post-disaster psychological recovery needs of survivors, utilizing a community-based and collective approach. The CHC program focuses on: 1) promoting wellness and mental health for school age children and their families; 2) collaborating with local community leaders in education and, health and community building to address multi-faceted approaches to support emotional healing and resiliency, racial healing and civic engagement. The conceptual theory underlying all these approaches is the creation of safe spaces for community members to gather to share stories; learn about the impact of traumatic stress; learn techniques to practice self-care and positive thinking; and, participate in activities for healing, renewal and revival.
The Program Manager will support all phases of the planning, implementation and evaluation of the program. S/he will be responsible for day-to-day program operations, plans, and schedules to ensure effective and efficient program implementation. For a full job description and to apply, click here.

Finance and Administration Manager needed at Market Umbrella
This full-time staff member is responsible for financial operations of Market Umbrella, a 501c(3) public market think tank and operator of the Crescent City Farmers Market, including finance, budgeting, human resources, and administration. The Finance and Administration Manager works with a team of support staff and consultants and reports directly to the Executive Director.
The Finance and Administration Manager is responsible for:
A. Grants Management: 45% time
B. Financial Reporting: 20%
C. Business Operations: 30%
D. Other Duties as Assigned: 5%
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related field with at least 9 credit hours of formal accounting training, plus relevant work experience in grant administration, budgeting and cash-flow management. Proficiency and experience with personal computers using Microsoft (Word, Excel and Powerpoint), Quickbooks, Paychex HRIS system, Salesforce and other software programs. Willingness to become knowledgeable of new software products as deemed necessary by the Executive Director.
To view the full job description and get information on how to apply, click here to visit http://marketumbrella.org/index.php?page=job-posting.

Coordinator Position Open with The ReFresh Project
The ReFresh Project is hiring! The Refresh Coordinator is a dynamic position that will manage the collaborative programming at the ReFresh Project site, develop innovative new programming, and oversee community engagement activities. The Coordinator will generally manage the ReFresh Project, including supervising a team of two ReFresh Community Health Workers and fostering partnerships between existing and prospective partners. The Coordinator will report to the Executive Director. The Coordinator will assist with fundraising for programming, and will lead the evaluation of the Refresh Project and Coalition activities, including the development of low- and high-tech assessments of the collective impact model for community health that the ReFresh Project embodies.
The ReFresh Coordinator is a full-time position with benefits and salary commensurate with experience.
To view the full job description and get information on how to apply, click here to visit http://broadcommunityconnections.org/news-events/archives/2015/job-opening-refresh-coordinator.

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Nutrition and Food Availability

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Vitamin supplement intake is related to dietary intake and physical activity: The Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH)

 

Nutrition and Food Availability

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Understanding the Role of Potatoes in the Peruvian diet: An Approach that Combines Food Composition with Household Expenditure Data

 
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Policy Briefs

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Bikeability/Walkability

 

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Schoolyard Project

 
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