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Work Study Students Needed for Tulane PRC Research Assistants
The Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) is recruiting graduate students for research assistant positions for the Fall 2015 Semester. Research assistants will provide support through data collection with New Orleans residents in two local neighborhoods. This project (Movin’ for LIFE) is part of the core project for the Tulane PRC to examine health behaviors that influence weight status. This is an excellent opportunity for work experience on a CDC-funded project.
•Must be available to work 10 hours per week in 4-hour blocks of time (Mon. through Fri.)
•Limited to Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine graduate students
•Providing your own transportation is greatly preferred
•Strong English language skills required
•Work-study required
We are looking to fill these positions as soon as possible. Email your one-page cover letter, resume, and the names of 2 professional references to:
Revonda Darensbourg, Program Manager
Tulane Prevention Research Center
1440 Canal Street, Suite 1844, New Orleans, LA 70112
(504)988-4188 (o); (504)988-3540 (f)

Work Study Student Needed for Food Access Policy Research
The Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) is recruiting a work study eligible student for a research assistant position beginning this fall. This research assistant will conduct literature reviews and policy scans, summarize information into brief reports, and communicate with local community organizations through in-person meetings and social media. This is an excellent opportunity to work with the New Orleans community on food access issues.
To be eligible for this position, students must be:
• Registered as a student during the fall 2015 semester (graduate level preferred)
• Awarded work-study
• Willing to work 10-15 hours per week
• Able to travel to community-based locations throughout the city
To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume, references, and a one-page cover letter to:
Adrienne Mundorf, Policy and Advocacy Manager
Tulane Prevention Research Center
1440 Canal Street, Suite 1829 #8319
New Orleans LA 70112

Tulane PRC seeks Work Study Students for Office-Based Jobs
Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) is recruiting students with work-study eligibility for office-based positions to assist with administrative and center activities. Ideal students will have the following:
• Be available to work 10 hours per week (Mon. through Fri.)
• Work-study required
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m., Tuesday, September 8. We are looking to fill these positions as soon as possible. Email your resume and copy of your Fall 2015 class schedule to:
Keelia O’Malley, MPH, Assistant Director
Tulane Prevention Research Center
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
1440 Canal St., Ste. 1829 #8319, New Orleans, LA 70112
tel: 504.988.3286 fax: 504.988.3540

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

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,



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 ; 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

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


Nutrition and Food Availability


Food Stamps, the Thrifty Food Plan, and meal preparation: the importance of the time dimension for US nutrition policy


Nutrition and Food Availability


A Rights-Based Approach to Food Insecurity in the United States

all scientific publications




What Do New Orleans Residents Want in Their Neighborhoods?


Policy Briefs


A Question of Access: Addressing Poor Nutrition, Food Availability, and Policy

all prc publications