• Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina -- December 1995
• Bachelor of Arts in Government from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York -- May 1990
• Semester study in English literature and government at Oxford University, Oxford, England – January – June 1985
Principle Independent Consultant, Ortega Tein Consulting, Miami, FL – November 2013 to present
Consultant with extensive expertise and experience in various facets of qualitative data work with English- and Spanish-speaking populations (over 50 focus groups conducted from 2007-2013) and in proposal development. Key skills include: grant writing; focus group guide, semi-structured interview protocol, and survey design; participant profile development and recruiting; data collection, especially focus group moderation; data analysis and reporting; program design. Experienced in translation (certified translator partners engaged for more technical or time-sensitive work). Recent client examples: Friendship Circle of Miami – grant writing, ongoing 2014; Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Rural Health, Federal Grant Reviewer on Objective Review Panel, January – February 2014. Hispanic Communications Network – design, implement, analyze, and report on focus groups and surveys with Spanish-speaking Latinos in the Delmarva region to inform the development of environmental radio PSAs, November – December 2013. (Flexible and eager to work within each client's specific context; hourly rate negotiable, based on the scope of work, and especially for non-profit organizations.)
Senior Analyst, Altarum Institute (formerly Health Systems Research, Inc.), Washington, District of Columbia -- February 2006 to Present
Currently directing a 4-year National Institutes of Health-funded project focused on the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Community Health Worker-Health Disparities Initiative. The Initiative focuses on culturally-responsive heart health and asthma control education across four key low resource populations: Latino, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American and Pacific Islander. This project involves writing (research, summary, and progress reports; promotional and media content for e-announcements, webinars, websites, and flyers); health education curriculum development and pilot testing; request for proposal (RFP) development, proposal review, and project award; formative research, including protocol development; partnership building; website development; Federal client relations; writing; budgeting; project and staff monitoring and reporting; and managing multiple subcontracts.
2012-2013 moderated focus groups in various cities around the country related to the reporting of satisfaction survey information gathered from families who have been hospice caregivers. This Agency for Health Care Research and Quality-funded project is a partnership between Altarum Institute and the American Hospice Foundation, and involves my moderating focus groups with individuals who have been directly involved with hospice care and individuals from the public-at-large.
Conducted strategic planning and extensive on- and off-site qualitative data collection with a cultural competence focus as part of several research and evaluation projects. Data collection efforts include English and Spanish language phone interviews with key informants and focus groups as well as the compilation and analysis of technical assistance outcome data from consultants. Analyzes quantitative and qualitative evaluation data, monitors budgets, and assists with technical assistance provisions. Maintains ongoing relationships with federal government project officers, state representatives, and contractors.
Served as project coordinator and lead on a federally-funded Medicaid portability pilot model development project (includes GIS mapping) funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), as project manager on a federally-funded project to update the MCHB's Discretionary Grant Information System performance measures, as project manager and lead consultant on a local foundation-funded county-wide strategic planning project (Community Foundation of Lorain County), as project manager of a national foundation-funded workgroup planning for its annual summit (National Osteoporosis Foundation), and as a data analyst on a federally-funded project to assess cultural competence at family planning clinics (Office of Population Affairs). Managed a federal multiagency homelessness project (funded by Health Resources and Services Administration, Administration on Children and Families, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency). Recent Spanish-language data collection projects include phone interviews as part of the Minority AIDS Initiative project, focus groups on statewide ADHD project (New York State-funded), focus groups on the Head Start Oral Health Initiative evaluation project (Office of Head Start), and focus groups and group discussions on a federally-funded assessment of cultural competence in Title X-funded family planning clinics (Office of Population Affairs).
Co-coordinated a 2009 Altarum Institute policy roundtable entitled, “Immigrant Health – Issues of Access and Equity in a New Era” – from initial conception, to securing speakers, to implementation. Featuring panelists from National Council of La Raza, Migration Policy Institute, and Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care, this roundtable focused on what role immigrant health plays in health reform, and on how to improve access to and the provision of immigrant health care on a local, state, or national level.
Breast Cancer Screening Awareness Health Educator, Miami-Dade Area Health Education Center, Miami, Florida – July 2013 – Present
Conduct health education in Spanish with small groups in community settings to raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of breast cancer screening.
Federal Grant Reviewer, Health Resources Services Administration, Washington, District of Columbia -- August 2004 to December 2005, and ongoing as available
On a contract basis, reviewed grant applications for technical merit, based on detailed methodology and criteria. Scored grants. Served as the lead presenter of Reviewer 1 grants during review committee sessions. Have been selected to review federal grants since, but the timing has not worked out favorably with work deliverable deadlines.
Director of Program Consulting and Information Services, Farmworker Health Services, Inc. (now Health Outreach Partners), Washington, District of Columbia -- October 2001 to October 2005
Recruited and managed staff members and managed a two-department budget. Wrote grant proposals. Oversaw technical assistance to community-based farmworker-serving health care delivery systems serving multiethnic, multiracial farmworker groups in order to improve the quality of care and increase patient users. Implemented on- and off-site technical assistance and training, including technical assistance to migrant health voucher programs around a voucher-program-specific, HRSA-developed, non-commercial patient management system. Developed quality assurance protocols to monitor provision of on- and off-site technical assistance. Wrote training manuals on topics including program management, cultural competency, and needs assessment. Developed consultation materials and protocols, and delivered trainings and workshops. Developed and implemented national programmatic marketing strategies. Initiated, established, and maintained client relationships. Conducted national needs assessments. Coedited OutReach, the organization's quarterly newsletter for clients and the public.
Enrollment Coordinator, Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, Inc. (a Federally Qualified Health Center, FQHC), Hammonton, New Jersey -- January 2000 to October 2001
Directed outreach and enrollment efforts in two counties for the New Jersey Family Care (a Medicaid expansion program). Participated in New Jersey Family Care meetings at the New Jersey Primary Care Association. Trained staff members, and provided technical assistance on complicated applications. Co-chaired a multi-agency, multi-county farmworker services coalition (that Included Federal, state, and county government representatives, as well as representatives of several non-profit organizations).
Migrant Health Education, Outreach, and Special Programs Manager, Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, Inc., Hammonton, New Jersey -- August 1998 to October 2001
Directed a five-county farmworker health and state insurance outreach program. Developed an outreach staff train-the-trainer training based on a participatory, adult learning model with cultural and health considerations, and worked with diverse farmworker populations. Coordinated health screenings and health education on topics including TB, HIV and STD, family planning, heatstroke and sunstroke, hypertension, diabetes, and oral health. Was responsible for program planning and grant writing. Supervised up to nine staff members. Served on boards and committees for coalitions and groups working with diverse ethnic and racial groups. Served as a liaison between providers and patients.
Consultant, Health Educator, and Program Planner, Project HOPE, Boaco, Nicaragua -- January 1996 to February 1998
Designed and implemented school health interventions in rural, agriculture-based communities. Conducted community organizing and health promotion on maternal and child health issues with Nicaraguan health promoters in a U.S. Agency for International Development-funded child survival project. Designed Project CAPAZ, a community-based intervention for special-needs children in rural Nicaragua. Conducted needs assessments in 43 communities.
Research Assistant, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina -- August 1995 to December 1995
Under the aegis of the Chapel Hill School of Public Health, collaborated with a maternal and child health professor on a manuscript for the North Carolina Child Service Coordination focused on services for children with special health care needs.
Early Intervention System Consultant, Mississippi State Department of Health, Jackson, Mississippi -- May 1995 to August 1995
Produced a training video for early intervention system providers who served infants and toddlers with developmental delays.
Government and Community Affairs Assistant, Children's Defense Fund, Washington, District of Columbia -- January 1992 to August 1994
Collaborated in mobilizing a national children's health reform coalition. Monitored congressional legislation. Conducted grassroots lobbying and public education. Supervised interns. Assisted with Children's Health Day and national conferences.
• Smith, B., et al. “What Consumers Want to Know about Quality When Choosing a Hospice Provider”, American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. AJHPM-2013-11-221
• Monroy, M., & Tein, N. (2005). Cultural competence in health outreach training manual. Washington: Farmworker Health Services, Inc.
• Tein, N. (2005, September). Is your outreach program prepared to compete for funding? OutReach, 5(1).
• Monroy, M., Rives, A., Sprager, L., & Tein, N. (2004). Coordinating farmworker health outreach program training manual. Washington: Farmworker Health Services, Inc.
• Tein, N. (2004, December). Using findings from the 2003 National Needs Assessment of Farmworker Health Care Organizations. OutReach, 4(2).
• Tein, N. (2004, March). How to develop an effective program plan. OutReach, 3(3).
• Tein, N. (2003, December). Writing it all down: Developing outreach program protocols. OutReach, 3(2).
• Tein, N. (2003, June). How to incorporate farmworker participation into your outreach program. OutReach, 2(4).
• Tein, N., & Sarros, M. (2002). Increasing farmworkers' access to health care: Increasing patient user numbers and maintaining quality health care services. Washington: Farmworker Health Services, Inc.
• (authored by: Hart, Jamie, Calori, Cathi, & Tein, Naomi, but not released) (2010, November - 2012, May) A Background Report: Community Health Workers as Integral Team Members of the Public Health Workforce. Prepared for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Bethesda, MD.
• Tein N. 2009. Developing an Oral Health Medicaid Portability Model for Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Children: An Expert Meeting--Meeting Summary
• Report. Washington, DC: Altarum Institute. 16 pp., plus appendices. http://www.mchoralhealth.org/PDFs/Medicaid_Portability_Summary_Rpt.pdf
• Del Grosso, Patricia, Brown, Amy, Silva, Sandra, Henderson, Jamila, Tein, Naomi, & Paulsell, Diane (2008, October). Strategies for Promoting Prevention and Improving Oral Health Care Delivery in Head Start - Volume I: Final Technical Report. Findings from the Oral Health Initiative Evaluation. Prepared for the Administration on Children and Families. Washington, D.C.
• Tein, Naomi & Rossetti, John. (2009, February). Developing an Oral Health Medicaid Portability Model for Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Children. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), Washington, D.C.
• Tein, N. L. (2001–2005). List below. Various farmworker health conference presentations and conference-based trainings for the National Farmworker Health Conference, East Coast Migrant Stream Forum, Midwestern Migrant Stream Forum, Western Migrant Stream Forum.
• Doing It Yourself: Developing and Evaluating Health Education Materials That Are Culturally- and Linguistically-Appropriate for Farmworkers.
• Outreach 101.
• Managing Farmworker Health Outreach Programs.
• Identifying and Verifying Farmworker Health Needs: Needs Assessment.
• Goldman, B. D., Hollamon, R. D., Cox, M. M., Rodriguez, E., Tein, N. L., & Philipson, S. (1999, April). A Multifaceted Readability Assessment of Parental Consent Forms for Infants and Children in Behavioral and Biomedical Research. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.
• Federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau Fellowship Award (1994)
• White House Community Service Award (1992)
• Bilingual (English/Spanish), writing and reporting, qualitative data collection, project management and planning, health education materials development and training, culturally-responsive systems change approach.
Areas of Interest
• Key areas of interest include: Medicaid, maternal and child health, farmworker/migrant health, health education, immigrant health, Latino health, health disparities, general public health, working with Spanish-speaking communities.
• Additional areas of interest include: Health outreach, tuberculosis care, patient care, Nicaraguan health system, children with special health care needs, rural health, community health workers, refugee health, low literacy populations, homelessness, early childhood education and health, focus groups and qualitative data collecting, analysis, writing and reporting, strategic and program planning.
Select Volunteer Work
• Obama Campaign (Organizing for Action), phone volunteer and door-to-door canvasser, 2008 and 2012, Miami, Florida.
• Miami Children’s Theater, silent auction and fundraising committees, Miami, FL. 2012-2013.
• Team in Training-Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, fundraising and half marathon training, Miami, FL, 2008.
• DCWorks (Founded by David Domenici, now of the Maya Angelou Charter School – program for first-generation college-bound high school students from New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.), Big Sister, Community Service Coordinator, and Board Member, Washington, D.C., 1992-1993.