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IPE Community Service Opportunity: Healthiest Maryland Schools

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 linkĀ or send an email to Salma Sharaf, project coordinator.

Salma Sharaf Bulletin Board, Collaboration, Community Service, Education, For B'more, University LifeJanuary 24, 20180 comments
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IPE Community Service Opportunity

Are you interested in an interprofessional education (IPE) opportunity? Do you want to be a health leader? Would you like to teach elementary school children about healthy eating and physical activity?

The Healthiest Maryland Schools Program is recruiting University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) students to serve as health leaders for an IPE opportunity during the fall 2017 semester. The program is a multilevel intervention aimed at reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity by encouraging healthy eating and active living for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Health leaders will

  • Work in teams of three to four UMB students (representing various UM professional schools) and engage in activities consistent with the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, such as team building, communication, values and ethics, and roles and responsibilities.
  • Lead a group of about 15 elementary school children through lessons that focus on nutrition and physical activity.
  • Attend a one-day orientation (Sept. 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and commit to volunteering one day a week for the semester.

The program is implemented during after-school hours in West Baltimore elementary schools (2:40 to 3:40 p.m.; 3 to 4 p.m.; 4 to 5 p.m.; or 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.).

For more information, please email Salma Sharaf, project coordinator, or sign up for the program.

Salma Sharaf Bulletin Board, Collaboration, Community Service, Education, For B'more, Research, UMB NewsSeptember 6, 20170 comments
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