Expiration Date: April 30, 2017 – selection to begin March 6, 2017
Primary: Maternal and Child Health Department, GPTCHB – Christy Hacker, MPH (Director)
Secondary: GPTEC – Jennifer Giroux, MD, MPH (Medical Epidemiologist)
Four tribal communities participating in the SD T-PRAMS (Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe)
The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is a CDC-developed population-level public health surveillance tool that is the best source of maternal and child health risk factor data. The PRAMS is a survey tool implemented with postpartum mothers 2-6 months following the birth of their child(ren). GPTCHB’s Maternal and Child Health Department was recently funded to conduct a point-in-time PRAMS implementation project with four tribal communities in the Great Plains (see above) Outreach to and engagement of community members and leadership within participating tribal communities – as well as support for other PRAMS activities – will be essential to the achievement of GPTCHB’s goals to obtain 100% response to the tribal PRAMS within these communities.
- Prepare an overview presentation of the South Dakota Tribal PRAMS project and conduct outreach to tribal communities and leadership, as appropriate.
- Objective: to promote and conduct education/outreach surrounding the South Dakota Tribal PRAMS to improve response rates and community engagement.
- Description: The intern will be responsible for developing outreach materials (presentations, others) tailored for community members and leadership, and will facilitate the dissemination/presentation of these materials within each community. Topics could include why the PRAMS is important, potential impacts, the data collection and dissemination process, and an introduction to the process of action planning when results are finalized.
- Assist with other activities related to the South Dakota Tribal PRAMS, as needed/assigned.
- Objective: to provide support to GPTCHB staff in conducting the activities associated with implementation of the SD T-PRAMS.
- Description: potential activities associated with this include…
- Conducting recruitment and outreach, including developing materials and compiling mailings;
- Completing phone surveys;
- Data entry;
- Preparing and disseminating preliminary reports/updates; and,
- Field assignment to participating communities to assist with local follow-up on incomplete surveys.
Human Subjects Research? No
Approved by IRB?: Protocol being prepared for submission – approval will be obtained for internship
- (1) SD T-PRAMS overview presentation
- SD T-PRAMS outreach and other materials, as appropriate
- MPH or MSW candidate recommended
- Willing to travel
- HIPAA/CITI training, CDC PRAMS Human Subjects Training, phone survey implementation training (as needed)
- To be facilitated/provided by GPTCHB
- Recommended Timeframe: 6 weeks
- Lodging and other accommodations will be worked out once intern have been selected.
- Working space will be provided by GPTCHB.
- MCH will provide a $1,000.00 stipend for the intern to support associated costs.
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