APRIL 20, 2015

In New York, almost 120,000 black men between the ages of 25 and 54 are missing from everyday life. In Chicago, 45,000 are, and more than 30,000 are missing in Philadelphia. Across the South — from North Charleston, S.C., through Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi and up into Ferguson, Mo. — hundreds of thousands more are missing.

They are missing, largely because of early deaths or because they are behind bars. Remarkably, black women who are 25 to 54 and not in jail outnumber black men in that category by 1.5 million, according to an Upshot analysis. For every 100 black women in this age group living outside of jail, there are only 83 black men. Among whites, the equivalent number is 99, nearly parity.

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Position Summary:

Reporting directly to the President and CEO, as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Chief Program Officer (CPO) provides high-level, organization-wide, collaborative direction and support to NNPHI staff, member institutes and partners to ensure effective alignment of NNPHI human capital and program outcomes. This position is based in NNPHI’s New Orleans office, and requires domestic travel of approximately 30%.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Share in overall responsibility for the implementation of NNPHI strategic directions and addresses critical strategic issues in operational and programmatic matters.
  • Collaborate with CEO and the Chief Strategy Officer to lead the program team, including goals development, coaching, performance assessment, and the identification and filling of skills and capacity gaps.
  • Provide leadership and subject matter expertise and actively collaborates in the development and implementation of NNPHI programs (including proposal development, recruitment, resource management, partner engagement, quality assurance, reporting, and post-implementation review)
  • Foster a high-performance culture characterized by service leadership, collaboration and transparency that result in strong team morale, effective talent utilization, and partnership across programs.
  • Share responsibility to develop and maintain relationships with governmental agencies, private foundations, and external partner allies to achieve NNPHI’s mission.
  • Provides executive leadership and management of the NNPHI New Orleans office.
  • Share responsibility with Senior Leadership Team to co-create vision that inspires staff and network affiliates to engage and share time, talent and treasure enabling network expansion.
  • Provide leadership in development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustaining culture and supporting staff during organizational growth.
  • Build and maintain an architecture for identifying key performance measures; contextualizing those measures against known or potential standards; and evaluating results for appropriate meaning.
  • Provide executive leadership to strengthen integration, accountability, and intentionality of all programs, in alignment with the organization’s strategic framework.
  • Monitor emerging needs, opportunities, network trends and changes in conditions and collaborate with Chief Strategy Officer to develop appropriate changes in strategies to support positive outcomes.
  • Foster ongoing relationships with NNPHI members, working closely with Network Engagement team and funding organizations and partners;
  • Ensure effective and efficient administration of grant-making strategies.
  • Collaborate with CEO and Chief Strategy Officer to develop financial strategies that promote NNPHI’s long-term sustainability, including development of project concepts, proposals for funding, and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Substantial professional experience (15+ years) in senior, strategic leadership position in mission-driven environment.
  • Master’s or doctorate degree or equivalent qualifications in public health, social sciences, health systems or related field
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively on a team and with diverse partners.
  • Strong experience developing and supporting staff, and providing supervision in environments that advance cross-functional teams.
  • Comfort with facilitating planning and strategic thinking processes, including collaborative decision-making processes and workflow analyses.
  • Demonstrated experience with concepts and skills related to budget development, tracking of fiscal resources, proposal development and award management.
  • Experience in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment: Flexibility with an ability to maneuver effectively in the face of uncertainty and transition.
  • Commitment to and experience with advancing health equity through program and policy approaches designed to improve the public’s health.
  • Demonstrated interest and/or strong understanding of current and emerging public health issues.
  • Demonstrated understanding and support of NNPHI’s Vision and Mission.
  • General knowledge and familiarity with political and budget contexts at the federal, state, tribal, and local levels.
  • Strong customer service skills; must possess a “can do” and team oriented attitude. Responds with a sense of urgency, solicits feedback to improve service, responds to requests for assistance and meets commitments.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, including high-level diplomacy and an ability to propose a “third way” in resolving conflicts.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while setting appropriate priorities to achieve goals. Includes ability to adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands and be able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to stay motivated, organized and productive in a fast-paced work environment. Ability to organize work to use time effectively and efficiently and regularly meets project deadlines.
  • Ability to collaborate with teams and define personal roles and responsibilities; which includes the ability to extrapolate plans and create results through critical thinking and exercising sound judgment.
  • Proactive, professional and positive verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to give clear, concise directions.
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing and proposal development for public health programs.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism at all times.
  • Excellent oral presentation skills, with small groups and large professional audiences.
  • Direct experience or familiarity with Cooperative Agreement and other federal grant and contracting mechanisms (e.g., IDIQ).
  • Proficiency in office systems and software, such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. Experience using project management software a plus.
Salary/Benefits:
1. Salary range of $85,000-$125,000, commensurate with education and experience.
2. NNPHI offers a highly competitive and benefits package, including medical/dental/vision/FSA/parking/transportation, generous retirement contributions and PTO.
Please send CV, cover letter, salary requirement and three professional references to:hr@nnphi.org
Subject line: Attn: Chief Program Officer
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20 Things We Can Do to Advance a Just and Sustainable Planet

On this Earth Day as the world is faced with great peril and promise, we all have a role in resisting and addressing challenges and optimizing on the many opportunities. In the context of reversal of voting rights and stolen democracies, profit driven development and reckless extraction and processing of fossil fuels, coupled with rampant consumerism, we are seeing more and more toxic communities, increased heat waves, wild fires, super storms and drought driven shifts in agricultural yields. This year Pope Francis is releasing an encyclical calling for action on climate change. In November, there is a meeting of the United Nations and civil society groups from all over the world convening in Paris for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties. People all over are building resistance to and repelling the progression of climate change and environmental injustice through advancing local economies on principles of cooperation and access through local food, transportation collectives, community owned solar, zero waste systems, green schools and more. READ ONWatch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

Intersections: Environmental and Climate Justice & the NAACP Game Changers

Our environment, including climate change, is affected by how societies, communities and individuals function, on many levels and environmental issues also increasingly have multiple impacts on our lives. With NAACP’s multi-issue advocacy agenda, environmental injustice, including climate change, is a common thread that runs through all of the sectors in which we are engaged. Civic Engagement and Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Economic Opportunity Education, and Health are all impacted by environmental injustice and climate change through multiple mechanisms. The cross-cutting issue of Youth Organizing and Leadership highlights how youth are critical to engaging on environmental and climate change issues both because they will inherit the results of what we are doing to the planet now and because they have a key voice and analysis that are essential to how we respond to what’s happening now. READ ON
Building an Inclusive Movement to Advance a Sustainable Planet

We are all impacted by climate change and environmental injustice. Over half of us live in counties in violation of air pollution standards, storms like Katrina, Irene, and Sandy don’t discriminate in the devastation they unleash, and communities across the coastlines of this country are facing imminent displacement due to sea level rise, which is overtaking land and resulting in increased risk of storm surge. We know that people, communities, and nations who are least responsible for and most impacted by climate change and environmental injustice have traditionally had the least power over the system that is driving these injustices. READ ON

Jacqui Patterson
Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program
NAACP
4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
443-465-9809
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Contact: Kawana McGough
Phone: (334) 724-4649
Email: kmcgough@mytu.tuskegee.edu

FROM NATIONAL NEGRO HEALTH WEEK TO MINORITY HEALTH MONTH:
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON’S LEGACY MOVES FORWARD

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (April 16, 2015) – The Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care is commemorating Booker T. Washington’s centennial legacy on Friday, April 17 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Ga., which are located at 1600 Clifton Road, N.E. One-hundred years ago in April 1915, Washington, founding principal and first president of Tuskegee University (Tuskegee Institute), established Negro Health Week to educate the nation about the public health challenges facing black people in the United States. The 2015 Commemorative Booker T. Washington Public Health Forum is titled, “National Negro Health Week to Minority Health Month: 100 Years of Moving Public Health Forward.” This year’s health forum honors the 100th anniversary of Booker T. Washington’s death.

“The Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care, the CDC and the Morehouse School of Medicine, in partnership, are ‘looking back’ 100 years to avoid mistakes, to ‘look forward,’ in order to achieve health equity for all people in the United States and beyond,” said, Dr. Rueben C. Warren, professor and director of the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care.

This historic health summit will contextually revisit the 100-year public health evolution from the 1915 National Negro Health Week to the founding of Minority Health Month and the 30th anniversary of the 1985 Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Black and Minority Health. This report can be found at http://collections.nlm.nih.gov/catalog/nlm:nlmuid-8602912-mvset.

“We are so very excited that this event was so befitting the legacy of Booker T. Washington. Congratulations to Dr. Warren and his colleagues for this extraordinary event,” said Dr. Brian L. Johnson, Tuskegee University president.

The April 17 forum includes the following speakers:

Ileana Arias, PhD
Principal Deputy Director of CDC/ATSDR

Rueben C. Warren, DDS, MPH, DrPH, MDIV
Professor of Bioethics and Director of the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care
Tuskegee University

Leandris Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA
Associate Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, CDC/ATSDR

David Satcher, M.D., PhD, FAARP, FACPM, FACP
Former Surgeon General of the United States

Sherman A. James, PhD
Research Professor of Epidemiology and African American Studies
Emory University

Yvonne T. Maddox, PhD
Acting Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Angela Glover Blackwell
Founder and CEO, PolicyLink

Stephanie Miles-Richardson DVM, PhD
Director of the Master of Public Health Program
Morehouse School of Medicine

J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and Director
Office of Minority Health, HHS

Lara James, PhD
Director, Office of Minority Health
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Jonca Bull, MD
Director, Office of Minority Health
Food and Drug Administration

Roslyn Holliday Moore, MS
Public Health Advisor
Office of Behavioral Health Equity Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Sela Panapasa, PhD
Assistant Research Scientist
Research Center of Groups Dynamics, ISR
University of Michigan

Bonnie Duran, DrPH
Associate Professor, Schools of Social Work and Public Health and Indigenous Wellness Research Institute
University of Washington

Craig Washington
Prevention Programs Manager
AID Atlanta, Inc.

Shirley E. Borghi
Co-Vice Chairman and Executive Director, Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia

To schedule media interviews at the historic Booker T. Washington Health Forum, “National Negro Health Week to Minority Health Month: 100 Years Moving Public Health Forward” at the CDC, contact media@cdc.gov or dial 404-639-3286.

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The National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University is the only presidential mandated Bioethics Center in the United States of America. An electronic copy of the Journal of Healthcare, Science and The Humanities can be downloaded at http://tuskegeebioethics.org/resources/journal-of-healthcare-science-humanities/ and the Bioethics Center’s new mobile app can be downloaded on any smart phone.

About Tuskegee University
Founded in 1881 by Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee University is home to approximately 3,000 students from the U.S. and 30 foreign countries. The academic programs are organized into seven colleges and schools: 1.) Andrew F. Brimmer College of Business and Information Science, 2.) College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences, 3.) College of Arts and Sciences, 4.) College of Engineering, 5.) College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health, 6.) Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science, and 7.) School of Education.

Tuskegee University is accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, doctorate, and professional degrees. The following programs are accredited by national agencies: architecture, business, education, engineering, clinical laboratory sciences, nursing, occupational therapy, social work, and veterinary medicine.

To learn more about Tuskegee University, go to: www.tuskegee.edu. To follow us on Facebook, go to: https://www.facebook.com/TUSKEGEEUNIVERSITY?ref=hl; Twitter at: https://twitter.com/TuskegeeUniv; and LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/company/24601?trk=prof-exp-company-name.

Environmental Epidemiology/Biostatistics Postdoc

University of California San Francisco

Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment

Are you a recent PhD in an environmental health related field interested in working in a fast-paced, exciting research environment interacting with top scientists in a growing field?  The UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist in environmental epidemiology and biostatistics. This training opportunity is designed to give the postdoctoral scientist experience in all aspects of the research process from design, implementation, to publication.

Research areas include:

  • Evaluating maternal and fetal concentrations of environmental chemicals from biomonitoring studies, with a focus on both established and novel chemicals.
  • Developing and applying novel methods for assessing multiple chemical exposures in pregnant women.
  • Investigating associations between environmental chemical exposures and adverse pregnancy.

Knowledge/Skills:

The successful candidate must have a PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, risk assessment, or other environmental health related field.  Candidate must have statistical experience and experience with R, Stata or SAS.

 

The postdoc will join an interdisciplinary group of basic scientists, epidemiologists, clinicians, and biostatisticians both at UCSF and at other academic institutions.  Successful candidate will also interact with clinicians, governmental and nongovernmental staff in environmental health.  The postdoc will also interface with PRHE’s research translation work. Excellent oral and written skills are essential.  The Postdoctoral Scientist will be advised by and will work closely with Dr. Tracey Woodruff. The initial appointment is for one year, with opportunity for an extension after successful completion of the first year.  The start date is flexible, between Spring and Summer of 2015,

The UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE) seeks to advance scientific inquiry, professional training, public education, and health policies that reduce the impacts of environmental contaminants on reproductive and developmental health. We are a high-paced and committed team conducting novel research linking developmental exposures to environmental chemicals to health and creating new methods for research translation in environmental health science. We seek to foster and promote student and professional interest and capacity in environmental health research, policy and education.  More information on PRHE can be found here: www.prhe.ucsf.edu.

PRHE is in the Department of Ob/Gyn in the School of Medicine at UCSF.  UCSF is a premier medical sciences institution dedicated to promoting health worldwide through excellence in research, teaching and patient care.  The School of Medicine is ranked #1 nationwide in NIH support, and UCSF is ranked annual as one of the top hospital in the US.

Please send a CV, writing sample, and three references to PRHE: prhe@ucsf.edu

By Heide Brandes

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – The University of Oklahoma’s renowned football team has suspended practice for a week in protest against a racist video linked to a fraternity and called for punishment of its leadership, team members said on Thursday.

The 10-second video was shot on a bus chartered for a date night by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and posted online on Sunday. Students are seen and heard chanting in unison, using offensive language referring to blacks and vowing never to admit them to the fraternity.

“It is our passionately expressed desire as members of the football team for the leadership of SAE to be expelled, suspended or otherwise disciplined severely,” a statement from the football team said, adding that leaders of the fraternity helped foster a culture of intolerance.

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The football team, with the support of its coach, said it will hold a demonstration over the video during normal practice time on Thursday.

“We simply cannot wait to get back on the practice field in our pursuit of a national championship, but a national championship is not more important than using our platform as student athletes to make our university and nation a better place,” it said.

The university is investigating the officers of the fraternity and will create the post of vice president of diversity to help prevent another flare-up of racial tensions, the school said on Thursday.

The person who assumes the diversity job will work with the president and have responsibilities that include making sure events at the school, which has a majority white student body, are inclusive.

University President David Boren has been speaking with a possible candidate for the job, the school said.

Boren, a Democrat, served as Oklahoma’s governor from 1975 to 1979 and was a U.S. senator from 1979 to 1994.

(Writing by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Bill Trott and Mohammad Zargham)

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The Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research & Health Care was established on May 16, 1997, as part of the Presidential Apology given by President William J. Clinton to the six remaining participants and the families of the over 600 deceased participants of the United States Public Health Service Syphilis Study conducted in Macon County, Alabama. Well known as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, the study marks one of the most egregious investigations in human subject research and health care. By executive order, President Clinton mandated that the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services fund Tuskegee University to establish a bioethics center to prevent these types of abuses from ever happening again.

Since the official opening of the Bioethics Center in May of 1999, a commemoration of the apology has been held each year on the campus of Tuskegee University. In 2012, the event was expanded to include a Public Health Ethics Intensive course designed to broaden participants’ understanding of the ethical and political aspects of public health policy and practice. In addition, the Public Health Ethics Intensive course helps build on the theoretical foundations and principles of public health ethics by critically engaging practical decision making and public health issues, and enabling participants to articulate how determinative factors such as ethnicity, gender, class and race play significant roles in public health ethics.

Please accept this announcement as an invitation to participate in the 2015 commemorative cnniversary celebration events scheduled for March 23-27, 2015.

Thetheme of the 2015 Commemoration events is:

“Assuring Ethics from Generation to Generation”

The three-day Public Health Ethics Intensive Course is designed for a trans-disciplinary group of scholars,researchers policy officials, community advocates and students.

Course Topics:

•American Education and Social Justice •Mass Incarceration: The U.S. Dilemma •The Affordable Care Act: Who is Left Out? •The Common Experience of Being “Other” •Brown v. Board of Education: Did it Work?

For more information regarding the event, please visit our website at www.tuskegee.edu/bioethics or contact Dr. Wylin Wilson, at (334)725-2340. Please email registration form to bioethics@mytu.tuskegee.edu.