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Be a Champion for Change in Alameda County!
Be a part of our dynamic Community Health Champion team. Join our effort to bring nutrition education into our neighborhoods helping to minimize the risk of chronic diseases.
Nutrition Services of Alameda County is seeking committed individuals with strong desire and follow through.
Successful candidates should:
- Be purpose-driven.
- Have demonstrated past experience in working with underserved communities.
- Have good facilitation skills and be able to perform basic administrative tasks.
- Work successfully with low income families of various backgrounds and cultures.
- Be passionate about healthy living.
Please see below for job description.
Interested applicants should submit the completed application to:
3600 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
Deadline is October 31, 2014.
COMMUNITY HEALTH CHAMPION PEER EDUCATOR
November 2014 through September 2015
Reimbursement Rate: $3,000 per funding year
Under general supervision performs outreach, recruitment and retention activities to low income residents of Alameda County; secures a location at no cost that is accessible to the residents and imparts a required number of workshops which include nutrition education, cooking and physical activity demonstration components to a minimum number of residents.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Maintain in constant communication with assigned Alameda County personnel.
- Participate in approved training course in November/December 2014 covering recruitment, facilitation skills, basic nutrition/health education and lessons plans for 6 Champions for Change Workshops.
- Learn workshop lesson plans to be able to teach the Community Health Champion Workshops.
- Locate and secure County approved training locations at no cost. Set up, break down and return the location to original condition.
- Conduct at least 4 Champions for Change workshop series.
- Perform ongoing outreach to target participants to ensure attendance at all workshops including face-to-face, phone calls and electronic forms of communication.
- Reach a minimum of 60 participants who attend at least 1 workshop between January 1, 2015 and August 31, 2015.
- Reach a minimum of 25 participants who successfully complete the series by attending at least 5 of the 6 workshops in the series.
- Assemble and transport all necessary materials to the meeting location and return them upon completion.
- Complete all required paperwork and reporting documents.
- Participate in all evaluation activities for the project.
- Be responsible for own transportation to and from all above named activities.
- Must possess legal right to work in the United States.
- Ability to read, write at a high school level in English.
- High school graduate or equivalent.
- Demonstrated connectedness to qualifying low income Alameda County residents and/or organizations serving this population.
- Demonstrated ability to regularly communicate electronically via email.
- Access to transportation, email, and phone throughout the duration of the project.
- Able to lift 20 pounds.
- Experienced in basic administrative skills.
- Ability to work at least 8 hours a week on this project.
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Experience in providing presentations/facilitating meetings with low income participants.
- Past participant in a Nutrition Services Program.
- Experience in nutrition or health education preferred.
- Communication in a second language is desired
Grocery Tours and Food Demonstrations
We offer a 30-45 minute store tour and food demonstration at the stores below from
December 2013 - September 2014. Join us!
Sun Sang Market Gazzali’s Supermarket
751 International Blvd Oakland CA 94606 7000 Bancroft Ave Oakland CA 94605
3rd Friday of the month 2nd Monday of the month
12:30pm Vietnamese/Chinese/English 12:00pm: Spanish/English
Lucky Rancho Market and Produce
247 E. 18th St Oakland CA 94606 1950 Fruitvale Ave Oakland CA 94601
3rd Friday of the month 3rd Monday of the month
11:00am: Chinese/Vietnamese/English 12:00pm: Spanish/English
Super Mercado Mi Tierra #7
14340 E. 14th St. San Leandro, CA 94578
2nd Friday of the month
Have a Group? To request a private group tour please contact Nori Grossmann at 510-595-6441.
Free Nutrition Education Available!
Our Nutrition Services direct education team is available to assist your organization in bringing free Nutrition Education to the community you serve! We offer the following nutrition education programs:
- Single 30-60 minute presentations on a variety of nutrition topics
- Nutrition/Cooking 6-class series (Cooking for Health Academy)
For more information about our programs, check out our brochure.
To request a presentation or a 6-class Cooking for Health series, please complete the attached Nutrition Education Request Form.
Alameda County Launches Aggressive “Soda Free Summer” Advertising Campaign
OAKLAND, CA, AUGUST 12, 2013 … “You wouldn’t eat 22 packs of sugar. Why are you drinking them?” That’s the question plastered on buses, BART trains and billboards around Alameda County with today’s launch of an aggressive Soda Free Summer advertising campaign. Sponsored by the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD), the campaign invites Alameda County residents to learn about the negative health consequences of sugary drinks and join friends, neighbors and co-workers in taking the Soda Free Summer pledge.
“With this advertising and social media campaign, we’re hoping we can help people move away from sugary drinks to healthier beverages like water. We know this simple step can have a huge impact on people’s weight and health,” says Diane Woloshin, ACPHD Nutrition Services director. “Sodas, sports, energy and other sugar-loaded drinks are the single largest source of added sugar in the diet. All of these extra calories contribute to obesity and related chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.”
To complement the billboard and transit advertising campaign, a special Soda Free Summer Facebook page (www.facebook.com/sodafreesummer) lets residents sign the Soda Free Summer pledge, learn more about the health implications of drinking liquid sugar and explore tips and techniques to kick the sugary beverage habit. The campaign starts today and runs until the end of summer.
By pledging to a Soda Free Summer, participants commit to drinking water, non-fat or low-fat milk, unsweetened iced tea and limited amounts of 100 percent fruit juice instead of sugary drinks. Individuals can also be soda free role models for family, friends and coworkers, and advocate for soda free policies in places where they live, work, play and learn.
Since its launch in 2007, the Soda Free Summer campaign has inspired thousands of residents and hundreds of organizations to make a lasting commitment to good health by reducing or eliminating sweetened beverages.
For more information about the Soda Free Summer campaign, contact Alameda County Public Health Department’s Nutrition Services at (510) 595-6454 or visit www.sodafreesummer.org.