Day 4: A Day in Depth

Initially, I worked on my project for the 5-2-1-0 Program outlines, along with the Germs and Sun Safety components. I was very determined to finish the 5-2-1-0 Program component along with Germs and Sun Safety outlines today. I guess there is such a thing as being too specific when it comes to topics. I learned that being able to generalize my topics and subtopics are vital in the process of creating or editing an existing program. Having ideas I could go along with is extremely helpful, but could also be challenging. I wouldn’t want to complicate my target audiences in getting the point across about the proposed program we’d like to present to them, especially if it is supposed to benefit the health of individuals and the community. Corey and I decided it was better to simplify similar monthly topics for each grade level and advance them into their year levels. This still poses an important challenge in that I have to review my credible sources and the school’s curriculum to better suit what the teachers are teaching or make it into a way that the teachers could adhere our program’s messages into their lesson plans. I will assure that I use my first draft to assist in making a second draft for this program for better flow before I get opinions from my peers in CHEN.

The Sun Safety Workgroup and Northwest Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NWFCCC) had a conference call/meeting this morning in the middle of my brainstorming 5-2-1-0. I attended the meeting and got a great idea on how it feels to be a part of local groups that collaborate with each other to meet towards a common goal. It isn’t just a specific division within a local community, but it could include various groups locally and nationwide. We initially made the decision to recap our focus of shared message as Don’t Fry Day from the Skin Cancer Prevention on May 26th and we will work on our purpose statement until our next meeting next month. We also went over our plan about HPV message and a documentary called Someone You Love The HPV Epidemic that we’d like to present. Other topics we included in the conference call was our strategic plan regarding the NWFCCC website, our resources we’d like to include, and topic-specific information we’d like to have on the it. One good question that one of the doctors addressed to our attention was, “Who is the target audience?” The general public and health professionals are who we would like to target, so that both audiences could use various resources and information about the cancers we decide to highlight. I like that this could also help to aim to be county specific and possibly use keyword suggestions to ease the flow for whoever would like to use the website. A great idea that everyone seemed to agree on was that the website would highlight a certain cancer and bring awareness to the public. Prevention, treatment, and survivorship are main subjects that received positive and encouraging feedback to include within the website’s content.

Total Daily Hours Earned: 8.5
Total Internship Hours Acquired: 30


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