Internship Opportunity: The Azalea Project

Mar 27, 2017  •   Written by Jerail Fennell   •  no comments

Please email Jennifer Larramore at jlarramore@nefhsc.org for additional information about this internship position. This is an unpaid internship opportunity.

Fall 2017 Internship Position Description

Intern Program Assignment: The Azalea Project; The Azalea Project is a substance use prevention program that serves pregnant, non-pregnant and parenting women. The project ensures women have access to optimal pre-natal health care and avoid unintended pregnancy to improve birth outcomes associated with substance use.

Intern School: any, pending affiliation agreement with school

Intern Major: preferred community health, health education, public health, education, social work, etc.

Pre-internship period: August / September 2017 (exact dates will be determined with selected intern)

Internship period:  October to December 2017 (exact dates will be determined with selected intern)

Hours: Intern hours are based on school requirements and availability. Typically, this project requires approximately 15-20 hours per week with preferred availability on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Internship Preceptor: Jennifer Larramore, Director of Federal Programs; Intern will meet weekly with preceptor.

Other Staff Support: This position works closely with other staff, in addition to the preceptor, as the preceptor is not located on site.  Intern will collaborate with Azalea Project Supervisor and staff regularly for feedback and guidance. Intern may collaborate with other interns to complete projects and will have opportunities to collaborate with nursing students and resident physicians.

Training Support: Interns are encouraged to attend Coalition, Board, staff and team meetings, as well as community trainings. Additional webinars and training opportunities will be shared with intern throughout the internship period.

Position Description:  Intern will work on the following project assignments during internship:

  1. Group education sessions
    1. Coordinate and create the calendar for monthly group education sessions, community services and group activities in alignment with the life course model domains
    2. Promote monthly calendar activities to recruit Azalea women to participate in group education sessions
    3. Conduct outreach and create partnerships with agencies to facilitate group education sessions to Azalea women
    4. Conduct outreach and create partnerships to offer free services for women, such as free health screenings
    5. Conduct needs assessment with Azalea women to determine priority group session topics
    6. Create single topic group education sessions or multi-session group education series in alignment with the life course model domains
    7. Facilitate group education sessions at Azalea and other community settings, such as apartment complexes
    8. Evaluate all group education sessions implemented
  1. Community Outreach
    1. Conduct outreach and represent Azalea at community health fairs and meetings to recruit new Azalea women
    2. Conduct outreach to find community resources for case managers and Azalea women
  1. Participant Incentive Event
    1. Plan participant incentive event, including space, collecting incentive items, putting together incentives, recruiting volunteers to help set up and clean up, implementing the participant incentive event, taking pictures and providing a blog about the event
  1. Community Resources
    1. Maintain and update the community resource guide for the case managers and Azalea women
    2. Seek donations for participant incentives, such as food for group education sessions or materials, incentives for group education participation and the participant event, and hygiene products
    3. Organizing and documentation of community donations for Azalea participants
  1. Promotional Project Summary
    1. Create a blog that summarizes the intern experience for Coalition communications department that includes pictures and a description of the projects completed in a manner that highlights the program; will also include a Facebook and Instagram post.

All intern applicants must complete and submit a volunteer application packet, their resume and their college transcripts to apply for this internship opportunity. Once approved, an interview will be held to assess fit for the position. Once selected, the intern must pass a fingerprint background screening to finalize internship assignment. Please email Jennifer Larramore at jlarramore@nefhsc.org to express interest in this internship opportunity.

 

Internship Opportunity: The Magnolia Project

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Please email Jennifer Larramore at jlarramore@nefhsc.org for additional information about this internship position. This is an unpaid internship opportunity.

 Fall 2017 Internship Position Description

Intern Program Assignment: The Magnolia Project and Magnolia Oasis; The Magnolia Project is a special federally-funded Healthy Start initiative to improve the health and well-being of women during their childbearing years (15–44 years old) in Health Zone 1. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of women during their childbearing years by empowering communities to address medical, behavioral, and cultural and social service needs. Magnolia Oasis is an expansion of the Magnolia Project, in partnership with Agape Community Health Services FQHC network, which provides primary care health services.

Intern School: any, pending affiliation agreement with school 

Intern Major: preferred community health, health education, public health, nutrition, dietetics, education, social work, etc.

Pre-internship period: August / September 2017 (exact dates will be determined with selected intern)

Internship period:  October to December 2017 (exact dates will be determined with selected intern) 

Hours: Intern hours are based on school requirements and availability. Typically, this project requires approximately 15-20 hours per week during business hours (8am to 5pm) with preferred availability on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Internship Preceptor: Jennifer Larramore, Director of Federal Programs; Intern will meet weekly with preceptor.

Other Staff Support: This position works closely with other staff, in addition to the preceptor, as the preceptor is not located on site.  Intern will collaborate with the Magnolia Project and Magnolia Oasis Team Lead and other staff regularly for feedback and guidance. Intern may collaborate with other interns or volunteers to complete projects and will have opportunities to collaborate with nursing students and resident physicians.

Training Support: Interns are encouraged to attend Coalition, Board, staff and team meetings, as well as community trainings. Additional webinars and training opportunities will be shared with intern throughout the internship period.

Position Description:  Intern will work on the following project assignments during internship:

  1. Juice Bar Waiting Room Demonstrations
    1. Design innovative juice bar demonstrations, creating and sharing recipes to Magnolia Oasis women to increase their knowledge of nutrition, as well as to promote and recruit women to the nutrition education group sessions.
    2. Perform all shopping needs and food prep requirements for juice bar demonstrations.
    3. Facilitate juice bar demonstrations in waiting room of clinic.
    4. Evaluate effectiveness of Juice Bar demonstrations.
  2. Nutrition Education Group Sessions
    1. Conduct needs assessment with staff and Magnolia women to assess nutritional health topics needed and / or desired.
    2. Develop weekly nutrition education group sessions that address the results of the needs assessment to increase knowledge and to promote healthy behaviors.
    3. Facilitate weekly nutrition education group sessions to Magnolia women.
    4. Evaluate the effectiveness of each nutrition education session by creating pre and post test surveys.
  3. Outreach and Marketing
    1. Create marketing materials, such as flyers and postcards, to recruit women to attend the nutrition education group sessions.
    2. Perform outreach in the community and through nearby businesses in the plaza to recruit women to attend the nutrition education group sessions and juice bar demonstrations.
    3. Perform internal outreach in collaboration with Magnolia providers to call and remind women that have been referred to the nutrition and juice bar program by their provider.
    4. Represent the Magnolia Project and Magnolia Oasis at community events or health fairs to promote the programs and recruit women to obtain services.
  4. Documentation
    1. Record data to support all program activities within internship period, including but not limited to juice bar and nutrition session sign in sheets, pre and post test surveys, outreach reports, etc.
  5. Promotional Project Summary
    1. Create a blog that summarizes the intern experience for Coalition communications department that includes pictures and a description of the projects completed in a manner that highlights the program; will also include a Facebook and Instagram post.

All intern applicants must complete and submit a volunteer application packet, their resume and their college transcripts to apply for this internship opportunity. Once approved, an interview will be held to assess fit for the position. Once selected, the intern must pass a fingerprint background screening to finalize internship assignment. Please email Jennifer Larramore at jlarramore@nefhsc.org to express interest in this internship opportunity.

 

Mother of Month: March 2017

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received_1780777958848520The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition would like to congratulate Maria Kassis on being selected as the March Mother of the Month.

Maria is a first-time mom who was nominated by her Healthy Families Jacksonville Family Support Worker, Earnestine Jackson.

“Maria has done a lot of research on parenting to be equipped to give her son, George, the best start in life” Jackson said. “She has went though and baby proofed her apartment, and ensured that it is a safe and nurturing environment so that George can learn and explore freely.”

Maria joined Healthy Families Jacksonville after meeting with a pediatrician. She left the office not knowing how she should properly raise her son.

“The doctor just told me how to keep him healthy” Maria said. “I was sitting there and thought to myself ‘is that it?’. I had no idea how to raise him, how he should be developing or how to keep him safe, and I learned all of that through Healthy Families. I am so happy.”

received_1731074790485504Maria is constantly working with George by reading books with him, engaging in interactive games and many other activities to continue to grow his development.

Check out what Maria had to say about her experience in Healthy Families Jacksonville thus far by clicking here.

On behalf of the Coalition and our Mother of the Month sponsor, Nothing Bunt Cakes , we would like congratulate Maria on being chosen as the Mother of the Month.

If you would like to nominate someone for the Mother/Father of the Month, click here.

 

Father of the Month: March 2017

Mar 24, 2017  •   Written by Jerail Fennell   •  no comments

breastfeeding week 4The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition would like to congratulate Tory Thompson on being chosen as the March 2017 Father of the month.

Tory was nominated by his wife of three years, Samantha. They have one son, Bryce, who is 16 months old. Samantha nominated Tory because of the support he offers her and the love that he has for both she and Bryce.

“Tory is such an amazing father” Samantha said. “He works a full-time job, and then he always comes home ready to play. He handles dinner, bath time and breakfast every day. One of Tory’s and Bryce’s favorite things to do is read books. It’s so heartwarming to hear them laugh together.”
Bryce 2Bryce 1Tory is also an avid University of Florida Gators fans. Whether the Gators are playing on the field or on the court, Tory is always engaged. He hopes, in a year or two, to bring Bryce along to all Gator events.

“Tory can’t wait to talk Gator football over pizza with Bryce. It’s going to be amazing” Samantha said.

On behalf of the Coalition and our Father of the Month sponsor, Nothing Bunt Cakes, we would like to congratulate Tory Thompson on being chosen as the Father of the Month.

If you would like to nominate someone for the Mother/Father of the Month, click here.

National Health Corps Florida accepting member applications

Mar 22, 2017  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  no comments

Retreat 15Applications are now open for the National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps program and we have many amazing positions on the roster for this upcoming 2017-18 program year! There are also two immediate opportunities for service with the program that can begin anytime this summer in North Florida:

  1. Agape Family Health, Patient Navigator in a Clinical Family Health Setting
  2. First Coast YMCA, Health Educator for the Tower Gardens Project

National Health Corps Florida is an AmeriCorps program where members from all over the country commit to a 1,700 hour/46-week term of service at various public health-focused nonprofit and government partners in five counties in Northeast Florida. Members receive a $12,630 stipend over the term and an education award of $5,815 upon successful completion of the 1,700 hours.

Members provide direct services through their host site, including activities like enrolling uninsured patients into Medicaid or the market exchange; enrolling patients into prescription medication assistance programs; facilitating nutrition and fitness education with school children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities; providing health education workshops on topics such as chronic disease prevention and smoking cessation; facilitating STD/HIV prevention education to teens; and helping people navigate the health care system by making appointments and providing free health screenings.

The program requires that members must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED and volunteer experience as well as a passion for public health or medicine. The program is very competitive so if you have an interest, please be sure to apply via the National Health Corps Florida  website. If you have any further questions, feel free to email the Program Coordinator, Sherry Nelson at snelson@nefhsc.org. We look forward to reviewing your application!