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2013-2014 Superior: Healthy Lifestyles WICC
As an educator, the VISTA will inform the community of the obesity epidemic in Douglas County & the work being done to change it. 1 Plan issue-based educational events 2 Nominate community partners, students, faculty & staff for recognition 3 Assist with annual report highlighting campus-community partnerships 4 Develop online/social media communication resources 5 Write articles/press releases to publicize local obesity problems & progress As a community organizer, the VISTA will work with community members & stakeholders to fulfill the strategic, policy level priorities of the Healthier Douglas County Coalition (HDCC) & Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency (NWCSA) 1 Understand & work to meet health policy priorities of HDCC & NWCSA 2 Understand how Service-Learning can be used to address issue 3 Create asset map of health resources in Douglas Co. & specific Superior communities 4 Plan local community service projects & awareness events 5 Further develop HDCC advisory group, ensuring it meets the 51% low income guidelines 6 Develop assessment tools for community partner & service recipient feedback 7 Administer baseline and post-intervention surveys 8 Build a bridge between community & campus to address community health needs 9 Seek support to sustain project activities As a Coordinator, the VISTA will work to recruit faculty members to integrate Academic Service-Learning into their courses to directly implement the healthier lifestyle policies developed by the Healthier Douglas County Coalition and NWCSA. 1 Recruit faculty to develop Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) courses specific to health issues 2 Assist faculty with ASL courses & community partnership development 3 Create class presentations & orientations for students in ASL courses 4 Design ASL student projects pertaining to health issues 5 Maintain regular communication with community agencies 6 Evaluate and improve ASL courses
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Member Duties : At the University of Wisconsin-Superior's Center for Academic Service-Learning (CAS-L), the WiCC AmeriCorps*VISTA member will work to reduce obesity among youth and families by addressing policy level, healthy lifestyle choices in Douglas County. This first year VISTA position is a balance between educating, and community organizing for a healthier Douglas County.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Education ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Public Health . 
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2013-2014 Superior: Healthy Lifestyles WICC

Program Start/End Date
07/16/2013  -   07/16/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WISCONSIN  

Accepting Applications
From  04/03/2013  To  04/23/2013 

Contact Eleni Pinnow
PO Box 2000
Superior   WI   54880
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 49275