We started off the morning with a meeting with everyone in CHEN. We talked about some positive changes, including those involving websites. The Florida Department of Health in Escambia officially has a Twitter account and the communications department is also working on the Escambia Health website. We talked about the current hydration challenge and working the 5-2-1-0 Day of Play and Seafood Fun. Healthiest Weight has a few new prioritized changes including birthing/breastfeeding facilities, worksite wellness, childcare centers, and health care focuses. This year, the healthy equity focus would be on cardiovascular disease and diabetes, with partnering communities in health care and faith-based organizations. There is also a new intervention for toxic stress among children that would need to be accomplished. It was stated that the CHA-CHIP goals needed to have slight revisions to fit other categories and have the Quality Improvement project for training on health equity.
I finished my internship paper this afternoon and had several new insights of my internship that tied into the areas of responsibility as a health education intern. I was not aware that so many sub-competencies made up an entire area, but that the health department does teach and implement many ways of promoting health education internal and external of the organization. It was a hard, long, and rewarding experience.
Total Daily Hours Earned: 7.50
Total Internship Hours Acquired: 371.40
After aligning the CHIP and SP activities, I aligned the Objectives section into a table format for an additional Word document for everything the CHEN division has done. The 5-2-1-0 toolkit action plan was finished today. I felt like I over thought what I needed done. I saw that Corey had printed the 63 page document of what I consider is still a second rough draft. I have attempted to be continuously in checking the grammar, punctuation, and format. The Table of Contents links, including the page numbers, and the grade levels and months have been a bit tricky every time I go back to double-check to make sure it is going to the right page. I am also still trying to come up with original ideas for the 5-2-1-0 teacher toolkit. The guidelines are that it has to be a four page document for teachers about making 5-2-1-0 friendly classroom decisions; making positive changes in the classrooms. I still am researching and brainstorming on information to put into the teacher toolkit prior to making a document. The CHEN division, including Stephanie and Kara, have both talked about our action plan for Ciclovia preparation for this Saturday.
Total Daily Hours Earned: 3.70
Total Internship Hours Acquired: 94
Corey assigned me to align the Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) along with the Strategic Plan (SP). I was able to utilize a Word document to align the two to coordinate with what CHEN has been doing, has accomplished, or will accomplish in our division. I also worked on 5-2-1-0 Program Minutes Agenda, 5-2-1-0 toolkit action plan, and the 5-2-1-0 teacher toolkit. As a personal, health promotion related topic, we worked on my goals for my internship, and ID’d bullets for my professional resume experience. I confirmed my attendance for Ciclovia for next Saturday.
Total Daily Hours Earned: 5
Total Internship Hours Acquired: 89.30