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Friday, July 31, 2015


We are looking to hire research assistants for a study on nutritional labeling. The overall purpose of the study is to examine the impact of nutritional information on restaurant menus on dietary patterns at the population level. The study is being led by Dr. David Hammond in the School of Public Health & Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. The study involves conducting 7-10 minute oral surveys with restaurant patrons in four cities, including Chicago. Surveys will collect information regarding food purchases, nutrition information awareness, as well as demographic information. Surveys will be completed using iPads.


  • Site and equipment set-up each shift
  • Approaching and surveying patrons after they have finished their meals
  • Cleaning and storing study supplies, relaying data at end of day.


  • Good organizational skills
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Strong communication and people skills
  • Attentive to detail
  • Previous research/survey experience is an asset.

Pay: $15/hour

Work Period:
September 15th – October 9th (~20 hours per week, including evenings and some weekend hours)
Contact details:

If you are interested, please forward your resume and unofficial school transcripts to Christine White. Please include details about your hours of availability on weekdays and weekends.

Email: c5white@uwaterloo.ca

Telephone: 519 888 4567 ext. 36525

Monday, July 27, 2015

No Safety, No Health: A Conversation About Race, Place and Preventing Violence

Impact of Racism on the Health and Well Being of the Nation

RegisterWebinar #2 | No Safety, No Health: A Conversation About Race, Place and Preventing Violence
August 4, 2015 | 2 p.m. EDT

Community violence is a preventable public health issue shaped by many factors, including racism. Violence impacts our overall health and well-being and prevents communities from realizing their full potential.

Hear from APHA Past President Linda Degutis, former director of the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Howard Pinderhughes of UC San Francisco, Policy Link, and the Prevention Institute for an important discussion about race, place and preventing violence. We’ll explore the role of public health in preventing this epidemic and the value of engaging many sectors in the solution.

The second webinar of a four part series:
#1 Naming and Addressing Racism:  A Primer
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, and Camara P. Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
View the recording

#2 No Safety, No Health: A Conversation About Race, Place and Preventing Violence
August 4, 2015 | 2 p.m. EDT
Register Now!

#3 Unequal Treatment: Disparities in Access, Quality and Care
August 18, 2015, 2 p.m. EDT
Registration link coming soon

#4 Racism: The Silent Partner in High School Dropout and Health Disparities
September 1, 2015, 2 p.m. EDT
Registration link coming soon

1 free CPH credit is available for this activity. Participants must register, attend the entire webinar and complete the evaluation online to obtain a CE certificate.

A recording of each webinar will be made available after the live event occurs. Complete the registration process to receive notification of when it becomes available. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Potential paid practicum/job opportunity

Evanston Department of Health and Human Services
Job posting
Interim Emergency Response Coordinator

To complete grant requirements and maintain current level of public health emergency preparedness planning at the Evanston Department of Health and Human Services

Job Duties
·         Complete grant requirements as indicated by the emergency preparedness grants from Illinois Department of Public Health (e.g., expense reports, quarterly status reports)
·         Attend local and regional emergency preparedness planning meetings in person or via webinar/conference call, depending on the meeting
·         Participate in regional notification drills
·         Host local or regional notification drills as indicated by grant requirements
·         Address inquiries for the department’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC); communicate with MRC regarding volunteer opportunities or trainings
·         Other duties as assigned or as they arise.

Experience and Qualifications
·     Master’s degree in Public Health or similar field, or current student in Master of Public Health program or similar program.
·     Must be familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
·     Must be a self-starter and able to work independently.
·         Ideal candidate would have some background in public health emergency preparedness.

Additional Information
·         The Interim Emergency Response Coordinator position is based at the Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201.
·         A driver’s license and easy access to a car is needed for this job posting.
·         Position length: early September 2015 through the end of December 2015 or early January 2016. Exact start and end dates to be determined.
·         Hours per week: 18-20
·         This is a paid position.  Pay is based on experience.

To apply:  Please send resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Lassiter at elassiter@cityofevanston.org by August 7, 2015.