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Iowa Public Health Association AmeriCorps HealthCorps
Through the work of ten members placed in local and state public health agencies and non-profit groups across Iowa, the IPHA AmeriCorps Health Corps project will reduce the risk of preventable disease and obesity and improve the health and quality of life for Iowans in the host communities. Members will work with youth, in the workplace, and in the general community. IPHA AmeriCorps members will work to improve the quality, availability, and effectiveness of community-based programs and support behavior change to improve nutrition, exercise and healthy choices. IPHA AmeriCorps members will utilize evidence-based community health projects selected from of strategies and activities that are custom made for Iowa community based solutions. Strategies and toolkits from the Iowa Department of Public Health, the National Prevention Strategy, and the Center for Disease Control are examples of possible community efforts.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : To achieve healthy futures, ten HealthCorps members will focus on the core activity of addressing wellness strategies. Members will play a role in direct service, organizing, building capacity, education efforts, staffing collaborations and helping coordinate activities with existing programs. Members’ service activities will include one or more of the following: increase the amount of physical activity in schools; increase opportunities for extracurricular physical activity; improve access to recreational facilities; enhance community infrastructure to support bicycling and walking; improve access to public transportation; and participate in community coalitions or partnerships to address obesity.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Medicine ,  Public Health ,  Youth Development ,  Counseling ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Community Organization . 
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AmeriCorps State / National

Iowa Public Health Association AmeriCorps HealthCorps

Program Start/End Date
09/04/2012  -   07/31/2013

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  

Accepting Applications
From  07/06/2012  To  08/21/2012 

Contact Ralph Rosenberg
811 Ridgewood Ave
Ames   IA   50010
515 210 7131

Listing ID 46635