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Bridgeport School District/Washington Health Foundation
 
 
 
Bridgeport is a rural remote town in north central Washington with a predominantly Latino population. The high poverty level is reflected by 88 percent of the students receiving free and reduced price lunch. Our Hispanic population is 82.3 percent. The closest health clinics and hospital are 10 or 35 miles away. Transportation is limited and in some cases unavailable. It is critical that children and adults have written record of their medical and immunization history in this community in particular due to the high rate of relocation and migration. The Bridgeport School District is committed to creating health equity in the community and is dedicated to the development of life-long learners. The Districts mission is to promote self-motivated citizens who make responsible choices and foster active partnership among students, parents, staff and community members working towards common goals. Families have a high level of engagement in the schools and in the success of their children. One goal is to increase the immunization rate of children above the state average. It is the intent of Bridgeports School-Based Health Initiative to create an environment that allows students, staff and community to practice what they learn about making healthy decisions. We believe that changes brought about by improved individual and group health habits will lead to sustained community-wide change.
 
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps Member will engage staff, students and community in the School-Based Health Initiative, recruit volunteers for events, coordinate chronic disease support activities, and use creativity to spread the message. Helping community members manage their health and health records using the Washington Health Foundation Health Home model as a basic framework. Promoting healthy activity and assisting the community to overcome obstacles in medical care and treatment. For the particular needs of this community, member would need to help seasonal laborers establish health and immunization history in an easily portable form, as there is a temporary influx of children and families in Bridgeport based on migrant work. It is critical that children and adults have written record of their medical and immunization history in this community in particular due to the high rate of relocation and migration. This would include explaining paperwork, helping others go on-line.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Health Coverage . 
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Public Health ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Bridgeport School District/Washington Health Foundation

Program Start/End Date
10/01/2011  -   08/26/2012

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Languages
Spanish

Accepting Applications
From  06/03/2011  To  09/30/2011 

Contact Katharine Sanders
1400 Tacoma Avenue
Bridgeport   WA   98813
206-972-1243
katharines@whf.org
www.whf.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 41436


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