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Practicum Placements

Summer 2013

Topic Location
Food Access Shelby County Health Dept
Infectious Diseases Shelby County Health Dept
Community Assessment Shelby County Health Dept
Maternal and Child Health Shelby County Health Dept
Asthma and Environmental Exposures Shelby County Health Dept
Childhood obesity Shelby County Health Dept
Adolescent obesity Shelby County Health Dept
Child Injury Prevention (Drowning) Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Community Assessment West TN Regional Health Dept
Infant Mortality West TN Regional Health Dept
Oral Health for the Underserved Hope Smiles
International Health Uganda

Summer 2012

Topic Location
Food safety, environmental health Shelby County Health Dept
Infectious Diseases Shelby County Health Dept
Political Advocacy Congressman Steve Cohen
Diabetes Management Medco/Accredo
Asthma Management Le Bonheur /Methodist
Early Childhood Advocacy Urban Child Institute
Access to Healthcare MS State Dept of Health
End of Life Care/Eldercare Methodist Healthcare
Sickle Cell Education Methodist Healthcare
Water Quality Engineers without Borders-Bolivia
Infectious Diseases St. Jude Children’s Res Hospital
HIV Friends for Life
Adolescent Health Planned Parenthood
Domestic Abuse Family Safety Center
Latino Health YMCA/LatinoMemphis

Summer 2011

Topic Location
Emergency Preparedness Shelby County Health Dept
Infant Mortality/HIV Shelby County Health Dept
Childhood Oral Health UTHSC
Oral Health in Schools Shelby County Health Dept
Teen Reproductive Clinic Planned Parenthood
Reproductive Health Planned Parenthood
Community Mapping Planned Parenthood
Reproductive Health Planned Parenthood
Child Health Policy Office Early Childhood & Youth
Prisoner Re-entry Pathway to Dignity
Millington YMCA Health Promotion
Biostatistics Q-Source
Bioterrorism UTHSC-Regional Containment Lab
Drowning Prevention Le Bonheur Outreach
Safe Kids Seat Belts Le Bonheur Outreach
Child Obesity Reduction Mason YMCA
Sickle Cell Education St. Jude Children’s Res Hosp
Infection Control St. Jude Children’s Res Hosp
Infection Control St. Jude Children’s Res Hosp
Program Development Boys & Girls Club
Renal Transplant UTHSC
Breastfeeding Advocacy Shelby County Govt
HIV Prevention SisterLove


2011 Fall Practicum Placements
Shelby County Health Dept.;
Shelby County Office of Early Childhood and Youth
Enhancing Recruitment of Organizations for Closed Point-of Dispensing Partnerships (Shelby County Health Dept)
Promoting Memphis Greenlines (Shelby Co Health Dept)
H1N1 and Seasonal Influenza Vaccination in Shelby County (Shelby County Health Dept)
The Effects of Policy and Outreach on Community Development in Shelby County, TN: (Shelby Co Office of Early Childhood and Youth)
Improving Child Well-Being across Shelby County: From Grassroots Efforts to Policy Change (Shelby Co Office of Early Childhood & Youth)


2010 Practicum Placements
Memphis and Shelby County Health Dept.;
Methodist Healthcare; YMCA; Planned Parenthood;
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital; VA; Haiti
Surveillance of Maternal Mortality in Memphis and Shelby County: Proposal of a Pregnancy Checkbox/Question on Tennessee Certificate of Death
Evaluation of an Urban Fire Department Exposure Control Program
Evaluation of Infection Control Practices in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Ambulances
Syphilis in Shelby County African American Communities
Strategies to Increase Breastfeeding Rates and Duration in Shelby County
Enhancing Outreach and Prenatal Services Provided by Healthy Start Initiative
Religious Health Asset Mapping and Data Analysis at the Intersection of Faith and Health (Methodist Healthcare)
The Health Smart Behaviors Program at the Mason YMCA (Latino health promotion)
Sexual and Reproductive Health Outreach for Marginalized Populations (Planned Parenthood)
Community Outreach at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center(Le Bonheur Hospital)
Spouse READI: Education Intervention (VA Hospital)
Successes and Challenges of an Innovative Health Initiative in Haiti
Facilitating Patient Education and Sustainable Systems for Community Development in Haiti


2009 Practicum Placements
Memphis and Shelby County Health Dept.
Gaining Competencies in Data Abstraction for Research Purposes and Assisting in H1N1 Surveillance for the Department of Epidemiology Operations
Enhancing Nutrition and Lactation Client Education in the Federal Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Understanding the Legal Boundaries of Public Health
Designing a Mass Prophylaxis Point of Dispense (POD) Plan for the University of Memphis
Evaluation of the Riverview-Kansas Community Environmental Enhancement Grant Project
Assessing the Prevalence of Hepatitis C in Shelby County
Developing Hazards Mitigation Plans for Shelby County Area
Development of a Youth Council for the Tobacco Risk Reduction Program


2008 Practicum Placements
Memphis and Shelby County Health Dept.
Sustainable Neighborhoods Make Healthy People: Place Matters! Unnatural Causes: Community Development
Emergency Preparedness-Planning and Response at the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department
HIV/AIDS and Syphilis Testing among Inmates and the General Population
What Motivates Memphis Mothers to Breastfeed? A Needs Assessment for Future Breastfeeding Initiatives
Tuberculosis Surveillance with New Immigrants in Memphis/Shelby County Region

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