Are you interested in interprofessional education (IPE), community service in Baltimore elementary schools, or teaching children about healthy eating and physical activity?
The Healthiest Maryland Schools (HMS) program is seeking UMB students to serve as health leaders for an IPE opportunity for the spring semester. HMS aims to reduce childhood obesity by encouraging healthy eating and active living for children in kindergarten to the fifth grade while encouraging UMB students to work interprofessionally to address a community need.
Health leaders must:
- Attend a one-day training session (Saturday, Feb. 3, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) and commit to volunteering one hour a week.
- Work in interdisciplinary teams representing UMB schools to lead groups of children through lessons on nutrition and physical activity.
- Engage in IPE activities consistent with the core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice (team building, interprofessional communication, roles and responsibilities, and values and ethics).
Lessons are held in West Baltimore elementary schools Monday through Thursday between 2:40 p.m. and 5:30 pm. For more information or to sign up for this opportunity, go to this link or send an email to Salma Sharaf, project coordinator.