Husky Neighborhood Internship
Want to improve the neighborhood North of 45th? Need some cash?
Consider applying to be a Husky Neighborhood Intern (HNI) for the 2013-2014 academic year. Interns work to improve public safety, promote civility and foster a greater sense of community for the students and permanent residents living north of campus.
• As a Husky Neighborhood Intern you will work on community projects such as neighborhood clean ups, provide information about navigating landlord-tenant relationships, building community relations and more.
• Each HNI will plan and lead specific projects during the academic year, collaborating with other HNI’s as needed. They will also play a supporting role for projects for fellow interns.
This position pays $10-12/hour with a maximum of 7 hours per week. To apply please send a resume, cover letter and list of references to jadraper Resume’s will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled. For a detail job description please email jadraper or higgie
Want to educate others on Health Equity Issues?
Want to be a part of changing your community?
Want to be a leader of with the Health Equity Circle?
Fill out the attached application and return it to khansend by Friday May 17th at 5pm.
Newly selected members should attend the next meeting on Monday May 20th 4:30-6:00p.
The Health Equity Circle is an interdisciplinary organization of University of Washington students and community members focused on creating Health Equity. We recognize that Health is more than healthcare; health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Health is a fundamental human right. From this understanding we realize that achieving health requires collaboration across disciplines, indeed that collaboration is essential. We believe that for a society to be healthy it must be equitable and that an equitable society is truly healthy. The question of equity, or justice, cannot be separated from health.
Therefore, our mission is threefold:
· To bring students and community members together in an interdisciplinary setting
· To educate students and community members about Health Equity
· To take action on Health Equity issues through developing relationships on campus and in the larger community
Examples of our recent projects include:
· The Cross Cultural Curriculum Committee
· Lobby Day
· Health Care Policy Debate
· Contributing to the creation of the RotaCare student clinic
· African American Health Disparities course in the School of Medicine
· Screening of Unnatural Causes with student discussion around social causes of health disparities
Core Team Member:
Core team members work together with Lead Organizers to provide vision, direction, and logistical support for HEC activities. They plan events, build connections with community members and other professional schools/undergrad groups at UW, and provide support to HEC campaigns. They are required to attend a one-day training in the fall (provided by Sound Alliance).
"As a core team member in HEC, I have been able to work closely with many students and faculty members from the Health Sciences that I otherwise would not have had the opportunity to meet. Through working on our events as a team, I feel like I have made a valuable contribution towards increasing health equity awareness in our community, and have learned a lot of valuable leadership skills along the way that will impact my future in practicing health care."
Campaign Leads organize people to take tangible action on an issue related to Health Equity. They convene meetings, make sure projects are running on track and give regular updates to the Core Team. They assist their Campaigns in moving through the organizing lifecycle: defining a problem, turning it into an issue, researching what needs to be done to make that Campaign successful and facilitating reflection upon its completion. They will be supported in this endeavor by the Core Team. They are also required to attend a one-day Sound Alliance Leadership Institute in the fall.
"My personal experience as a campaign lead allowed me to work with a diverse group of students and faculty. I held many relational meetings, assisted the group in reaching out to other student organizations, Dean’s offices, faculty and Department Chairs. My favorite thing about being a campaign lead is that you are on the front lines of the work; your primary interest is seeing your project get off the ground and you have the support of the HEC leadership to make that happen, but you don’t have to worry about running any part of the organization. I enjoyed the freedom in my group to wrestle with a concept as broad as education and boil it down into an issue we could address in an academic year, and see that project be successful is very satisfying."
Environmental Health classes open to non-majors:
ENV H 440/545 Water, Wastewater and Health
Review of water supply, water quality, and water/wastewater treatment as they relate to human health. Includes water law and regulations, source water protection, basic treatment technologies for water and waste, chemical and microbial contaminants, and recreational water.
ENV H 451/541 Ecology of Transmission of Microbiological Hazards
Focuses on the transmission of infectious microorganisms by air, food, water, and other environmental media. Provides an introduction to environmentally transmitted pathogens, and discusses factors affecting their environmental fate, transport, and persistence.
Lead Exposure at Firing Ranges
When: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: Noon-1:00 pm (Pacific)
Presenters: Michael Kinzer, MD, MPH, Gerry Croteau, MS
When we think of safety standards for gun ranges, we think first about preventing accidental shootings or reducing noise. But lead exposure from bullets and primer also pose serious health risks for employees and their families.
In the May Hot Topics, Michael Kinzer, MD, MPH, will discuss his participation in an investigation of the country’s largest reported occupational lead exposure at an indoor gun range in Washington State. In addition to the investigation’s findings, Kinzer will explain the roles and responsibilities of employers, laboratories, medical providers, and regulatory agencies in assessing and preventing lead exposure.
Gerry Croteau, MS, will then review the methods for reducing lead exposure in gun ranges and other industries that use lead. Croteau will also emphasize ways to reduce oral ingestion of lead and review the related occupational health standards.
Slides will be available the day before the session on the Hot Topics website. This session will be recorded and the archive posted by the next day.
* You may choose to listen to the audio through your computer’s speakers (choose "Connect" when you enter the webinar) or call in by telephone (select "I am dialed in" when you join the webinar). If audio through the computer sounds distorted, try closing other programs that access the internet. If that does not work, call in on the phone line.
The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice invites you to participate in this monthly Hot Topics forum. Hot Topics provides an authoritative hour-long forum each month for discussing topics that are important to the public health practice community.
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