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Global to Local Health Initiative
 
 
 
Global to Local (G2L) is an initiative of Swedish Medical Group, Seattle-King County Public Health, HealthPoint, and the Washington Global Health Alliance. G2L adapts successful approaches from global health to meet the needs of underserved communities here at home. One such approach is the use of Community Health Promoters (CHPs) to provide community outreach for health education and community building. G2L will recruit and train 3 CHPs from various language and cultural groups to support the health of underserved groups in SeaTac and Tukwila, WA. SeaTac and Tukwila are rich in diversity, are home to strong local governments, and have established and effective community based organizations. Nonetheless, these cities experience much poorer health outcomes than Seattle and other neighboring cities in King County. Compared to the rest of King County, residents of these cities experience: 20% higher rates of death from all causes Almost 3X higher teen birth rate Over twice the number of students on free and reduced lunch (79-93%) with 1/5 children living in poverty Twice the number of adults without health insurance (24%) G2L believes that CHPs can help to change this. Health needs to be addressed where people live, learn, work, and play not just in a health clinic or a hospital once people become ill. By recruiting CHPs who are from the community, speak the language, and understand the culture we can push health promotion and education out into the community, supporting residents so that they can work together to build a healthy community. The work of a CHP is exciting because G2L recognizes that health is so much broader than just having access to health care. It is about jobs, housing, transportation, cultural understanding, access to healthy foods, opportunities for affordable physical activity, and so much more. As a G2L CHP you will have the unique opportunity to work in each of these areas as you support the growth of healthy communities.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.


Member Duties : The Global to Local (G2L) Community Health Promoter (CHP) will play a key role in educating community members on health promotion and disease prevention activities. The CHP will conduct community outreach and will work closely with communities to identify and address community health priorities through the development of Community Health Action Plans. The CHP will be responsible for guiding community groups through this process and providing ongoing support to meet the objectives that the groups set for themselves. As part of this work, the CHP will work closely with existing and newly identified community leaders with the goal of building leadership capacity within the community. These leaders will be crucial for sustaining community health initiatives. Sample duties: Conduct health education and promotion activities Support community groups to develop and implement Community Health Action Plans Organize and coordinate community meetings and activities
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage . 
 
Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
 
Service Areas :
Public Safety ,  Education ,  Housing ,  Homelessness ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Elder Care ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Technology ,  Health ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Public Health ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Global to Local Health Initiative

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2012  -   07/15/2013

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Languages
2nd language preferred

Accepting Applications
From  05/07/2012  To  08/15/2012 

Contact Adam Taylor
4040 S 188th St
SeaTac   WA   98188
206-293-2485
adam.taylor@kingcounty.gov
www.kingcounty.gov/

Listing ID 42056


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