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Paid internship for social media

Posted by on 11:13 am in Radio, Women's Health | Comments Off on Paid internship for social media

Well Woman Life is seeking an intern for social media, to engage women and men on social media platforms and radio.
Tasks will include: initiating conversations on social media accounts — including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram — as well as assisting with the production of The Well Woman Show, a radio show on the NM NPR affiliate and podcast, writing for the newsletter and providing general support. The intern will work closely with the host/producer of the radio show.
Selection will be competitive. The internship is paid. The successful applicant will receive a monthly stipend.

Qualifications
• Completion of at least two years of undergraduate studies desired.
• Must have a passion for social justice and women’s issues.
• Must be an outgoing, personable, and articulate networker and self-starter.
• Must be comfortable working in an environment where creativity is encouraged.
• Must be web savvy and enjoy keeping up with new content-sharing technologies online.
• Avid users of social media (primarily Facebook and Twitter).
• Experience with previous online outreach desirable.
• Experience using graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator desirable.
To apply: Send your resume, including your social media accounts, and a one page writing sample to:
Giovanna@collectiveactionstrategies.com

Well Woman Life is a project of Collective Action Strategies, LLC

www.wellwomanlife.com

Strategies for a Strong Economy

Posted by on 12:17 pm in Child care, Family Friend Workplace, Gender Equality, Health Care Reform, Women's Health, Work-Life Balance | Comments Off on Strategies for a Strong Economy

A non-profit project of the Center of Southwest Culture, the purpose of SSE is:
• To create a strong economy by using a multi-disciplinary approach to improving the well-being of women and families
• To improve the health of women and families through a woman-centered approach to the issues affecting their health
• To educate the public about the risk factors affecting the health and well-being of women and families
• To advance policies and programs that address the biological, psychological, environmental and social factors effecting the well-being of women and families
• To promote awareness of the economic impact of improving the health and well-being of women and families.

SSE results will be:
Workplaces that work for families
Healthy, economically self-sufficient women
Supported and Thriving Children
Gender equity in community planning and policy making

Projects include:
Impact of Health Care Reform on Women
Task Force on Work Life Balance
Health Insurance Exchange: Input from Women
Annual Women’s Health Policy Forum
Women’s Health Policy class at UNM
Radio show on KUNM 89.9fm
NM Women’s Agenda Research & Education Fund (Rep. Picraux Legacy Fund)

In the news…Giovanna Rossi interviewed by SAGE Magazine

Posted by on 8:06 pm in Family Friend Workplace, Women's Health, Work-Life Balance | Comments Off on In the news…Giovanna Rossi interviewed by SAGE Magazine

HAVING WHAT MATTERS – AND BEING FULLY ENGAGED

By Carolyn Flynn / Sage Editor on Friday, June 7, 2013

Read the full interview.

 

 

On the Radio: Celebrating fathers; Exploring the impact of women’s health on boys and men

Posted by on 10:37 pm in Radio, Women's Health | Comments Off on On the Radio: Celebrating fathers; Exploring the impact of women’s health on boys and men

Women’s Health Today
on KUNM 89.9fm or www.kunm.org

June 14, 2013 – 8am MST, 10am EST
Celebrating fathers; Exploring the impact of women’s health on boys and men
Listen to the promo here –KUNM promo 6.14.13

This month we have a special show focused on  celebrating fathers and exploring the role of women’s health in the lives of boys and men.

Guests include:

Dr. Laura Markham, clinical psychologist turned parenting coach and author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting.
Enrique Cardiel, public health expert, father and grandfather.

New Mexico Selected to Join Network on Improving Birth Outcomes

Posted by on 1:13 pm in Public Health, Women's Health | Comments Off on New Mexico Selected to Join Network on Improving Birth Outcomes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 23, 2013
Contact: David Morgan (575) 528-5197

(Santa Fe) – The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that New Mexico and three other states have been selected to participate in its Learning Network on Improving Birth Outcomes.

The Learning Network is designed to assist states in developing, implementing and aligning their key policies and initiatives on improving birth outcomes as measured by the incidence of preterm births and infant mortality.

The NGA will schedule in-state sessions and convene a networking conference for selected states to engage in open dialogue, share lessons learned and further their respective planning processes.

“This unique opportunity allows us to explore new ways to better care for babies born in New Mexico while working to reduce newborn hospitalization costs for parents,” said Governor Susana Martinez.

New Mexico will join Hawaii, Indiana, and West Virginia to participate in this learning network. The first round of state selections, Connecticut, Kentucky, Louisiana and Michigan, were selected in the network’s first round last December.

The Department of Public Health has established a five-member core team that includes:

Ms. Retta Ward, M.P.H., NM Cabinet Secretary of Health.

Dr. Janis Gonzales, Acting Family Health Bureau Chief.  (Team lead)

Dr. Anne Foster, M.D., M.P.H., Medicaid Medical Director.

Dr. Ron Reid, Ph.D., March of Dimes, State Director of Program Services and Government Affairs.

James William Ross, M.A., M.P.H., Cabinet Director, Office of the Governor

This team will work with the NGA to establish a statewide coalition of state and local agencies to improve birth outcomes, especially within the state’s high risk communities. Representation from the Certified Nurse Midwifery Board and University of New Mexico Hospital will be included in ongoing discussions.

“Participation in the learning network will help New Mexico overcome a recent challenge among state and territorial health officers to reduce preterm births by 8 percent by 2014,” said Department of Health Cabinet Secretary, Retta Ward, MPH. “The focus of our participation will be to align existing programs and to help our state meet that goal.”

The Learning Network initiative is part of the Alliance for Information on Maternal and Child Health Services (AIM). AIM is sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

To learn more about NGA’s health division, please visitwww.nga.org/cms/center/health.

 

The SLAMM Plan: Social Media in Five Steps

Posted by on 10:10 pm in Resources | Comments Off on The SLAMM Plan: Social Media in Five Steps

Collective Action Strategies, LLC developed a five step planning process that can assist organizations and projects to integrate a social media strategy into their current work and communications plans.

The five steps are:

•Strategy: Develop objectives, think about your target, be clear about your capacity, and identify your tools.
•Listen: Spend some time searching and observing; go to various sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and “listen” to what’s going on.
•Act: Now it’s time to be social; experiment with different sites and tools, interact and engage, create your networks, and begin inviting friends and followers to your pages.
•Measure: Track how you’re doing; have you met your objectives?
•Modify: Revise, change and improve your strategy – this is an ongoing process!

On the Radio: Women, Work and Motherhood

Posted by on 7:11 pm in Family Friend Workplace, Women's Health, Work-Life Balance | Comments Off on On the Radio: Women, Work and Motherhood

Women’s Health Today
on KUNM 89.9fm or www.kunm.org

May 10, 2013 – 8am MST, 10am EST
Women, Work and Motherhood
Listen to the promo here – PromoWHT51013

Is there adequate support for new moms and families of newborns? If research tells us that time to bond with the baby is a determinant of the child’s health and development, why are there so few social supports and policies to adequately accomplish this? Is there a safety net for moms? Do moms really have a choice about whether they will return to paid work?

Guests include:
Elsa Walsh, former Washington Post reporter
Pat Stephens, Program Director Many Mothers
Maggie Ryan, new mom of twin girls and recipient of home visiting services

 

New! Equal Pay Guides Released

Posted by on 5:33 pm in Family Friend Workplace, Gender Equality, Work-Life Balance | Comments Off on New! Equal Pay Guides Released

From the US DOL Women’s Bureau: To meet the diverse needs of today’s workforce, the Women’s Bureau just released its guides on Equal Pay A Guide to Women’s Equal Pay Rights and An Employer’s Guide to Equal Pay in four additional languages: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and French.

The first guide: A Guide to Women’s Equal Pay Rights educates employees about their rights under the existing equal pay laws with detailed answers to questions such as: “What are my equal pay and compensation rights under federal law?” The guide also supplies helpful tips and resources if you feel you are experiencing compensation discrimination.

The second guide: An Employer’s Guide to Equal Pay breaks down the five major federal laws addressing equal pay and compensation. It also highlights tips for employers to review pay practices and where to go for help.

Radio show to focus on health and safety for pregnant women and babies

Posted by on 8:56 pm in Women's Health | Comments Off on Radio show to focus on health and safety for pregnant women and babies

Friday, March 8th 8am MST
Women’s Health Today
on KUNM 89.9fm or www.kunm.org

Listen to the promo here: wht kunm 3.6.13

I’ll be talking about health and safety for children and families with John McPhee, the Childhood Injury Prevention Coordinator, the SAFE KIDS New Mexico Coalition Coordinator and the Consumer Product Safety Commission Designee for the New Mexico Department of Health for the past 16 years.

More information about healthy products: http://www.ewg.org

Tune in this Friday, March 8th at 8am on KUNM 89.9fm or online at www.kunm.org.

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Women’s Health Today is about women for everyone. How does being a woman determine your health and well being? Does health and other policy adequately address systemic problems and root causes of ill health? Women’s Health Today looks at health from a woman-centered perspective, examining the biological, psychological, environmental and social factors effecting the health and well-being of women and families.

Radio show to focus on sex and gender medicine and the differences that matter

Posted by on 9:13 pm in Women's Health | Comments Off on Radio show to focus on sex and gender medicine and the differences that matter

Friday, February 8th 8am MST
Women’s Health Today
on KUNM 89.9fm or www.kunm.org

February 8th Women’s Health Today promo


I’ll be talking about sex and gender medicine, and the differences between men and women that matter. All of this becomes extremely important when we try to find answers about the differences between medical illness in men and women that will help all people achieve better health.

I’ll be talking to Dr. Marjorie Jenkins, Executive Director of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

More information about sex and gender medicine: http://www.knowthedifferences.com

Tune in this Friday, February 8th at 8am on KUNM 89.9fm or online at www.kunm.org.

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Women’s Health Today is about women for everyone. How does being a woman determine your health and well being? Does health and other policy adequately address systemic problems and root causes of ill health? Women’s Health Today looks at health from a woman-centered perspective, examining the biological, psychological, environmental and social factors effecting the health and well-being of women and families.