Community Health Coach Program
Location: Licking County, United States Experience Type: Signature Programs
Explore healthcare from a clinical, public health, and community standpoint!
Want to interact with local healthcare professionals in both an academic and clinical space? Interested in working with patients in the local community? Now is your chance! This program is provided in partnership with Licking Memorial Hospital and Denison’s Knowlton Center for Career Exploration.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Participation will involve enrollment in an experiential learning course for both Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.
Fall 2022: INTD100
The seminar course in the Fall will contextualize wellness, provide insight into obstacles to optimal healthcare and prepare you to serve as an ambassador within the Licking County community. You will attend lectures given by professional healthcare providers, participate in frequent class discussions, read articles, and analyze patient case studies.
Spring 2023: INTD101
In the Spring, you will be assigned to a community patient and meet weekly at their residence. As a student health coach in the practicum course, you will assist your assigned at-risk patient with setting and meeting wellness goals, identifying and overcoming obstacles for these goals, and will serve as a support system for this process. The practicum will also involve meeting weekly with peers and Licking Memorial Health representatives to report on the progress of your patient.
All upcoming sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to participate in the program. If accepted, you will enroll in the Fall 2022 section of “Community Health Coaching Seminar: Theory to Practice” course, held on Thursdays, at 8:30 AM. Successful completion of this seminar course is required for you to continue into the Spring 2023 Semester.
You will participate in the “Community Health Coach Practicum” offered in Spring 2023, on Thursdays, at 8:30 AM. The Spring 2023 practicum will take part in a partnership between Denison University and Licking Memorial Hospital and will serve as community health coaches assigned to at-risk patients in the Licking County community.
After the application deadline, staff members from Licking Memorial Hospital, the Knowlton Center and a Denison faculty member will review applications and schedule interviews with qualified applicants. You are not guaranteed an interview, but you are guaranteed a thorough review of your application materials.
- NOTE: You MUST have a valid driver license to participate in this program. You will also be required to obtain a background check and receive a flu shot due to working in the community with vulnerable patients.
If you are interested in the Community Health Coach Program, you will need to submit an online application. Here is more information on what you will need in order to complete your application. When you are ready to start, click here to access and begin the application.
All applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, February 27, 2022, by 11:59 PM.
|Start Date:||Aug 29, 2022|
|End Date:||May 29, 2023|
|Apply By:||Feb 27, 2022|