Category Archives: Diabetes Prevention Program

Day 60: Last Day

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

Day 44

I finished the CDC Clear Communication Index and the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Recipes of the Week. They’re simple tasks that only took about an hour and a half to accomplish. I met up with Kara at Pensacola Beach Visitor’s Center to promote Summer Safety. We had tear-away sheets for targeted for parents about different ways to drink water. We also had brochures about Drain & Cover for mosquito prevention,
5-2-1-0, Summer Safety, and Cancer Prevention. We gave out other various items, such as 5-2-1-0 grocery bags, with sunscreen lotion, inflatable beach balls, and color changing sunglasses. We also used the model to show the difference between burnt skin and regular skin. We were able to give out more than half of what we brought. It was a fun experience reaching out to the locals and tourists.

Total Daily Hours Earned: 7
Total Internship Hours Acquired: 245.81