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Health and Wellness Promoter

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

May 25, 2020 - August 4, 2022

Application Window

May 1, 2019 - October 1, 2019

Location

  • Ecuador

Contact Information

Marissa Henderson
mhenderson2@peacecorps.gov

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Description

The main purpose of the Peace Corps’ Community Health Program is to provide technical assistance for health promotion and health education activities to the Ministry of Public Health and other local agencies’ initiatives. Volunteers work within the primary health care model under the coordinated efforts of health professionals, community leaders and other health organizations in order to link communities with invaluable resources and services.

Ecuador's health project has 3 goals: 1) to promote nutrition, 2) to improve water sanitation, and 3) to increase knowledge about healthy sexual and reproductive health behavior.

Ecuador faces a range of nutrition issues related to under-nutrition as well as obesity and high rates of diabetes. Activities that a Volunteer may work on related to nutrition include education, cooking demonstrations, and workshops.

Volunteers within the HIV/AIDS Prevention Education assignment provide educational and technical assistance for prevention and promotion of HIV services to expecting mothers and at-risk populations. A Volunteer’s work may be dedicated to working with Ecuadorian health specialists in preventing vertical (mother-to-child) transmission of HIV and/or assisting women, men, and children living with HIV, as well as their families, to have access to medical, psychological, and social services available in Ecuador. A Health/HIV/AIDS Extension Volunteer works with different communities and organizations to help them develop programs to improve their knowledge of sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS prevention, and anti-retroviral treatment.

The main purpose of the Peace Corps’ Community Health Program is to provide technical assistance for health promotion and health education activities to the Ministry of Public Health and other local agencies’ initiatives. Volunteers work within the primary health care model under the coordinated efforts of health professionals, community leaders and other health organizations in order to link communities with invaluable resources and services.

Ecuador's health project has 3 goals: 1) to promote nutrition, 2) to improve water sanitation, and 3) to increase knowledge about healthy sexual and reproductive health behavior.

Ecuador faces a range of nutrition issues related to under-nutrition as well as obesity and high rates of diabetes. Activities that a Volunteer may work on related to nutrition include education, cooking demonstrations, and workshops.

Volunteers within the HIV/AIDS Prevention Education assignment provide educational and technical assistance for prevention and promotion of HIV services to expecting mothers and at-risk populations. A Volunteer’s work may be dedicated to working with Ecuadorian health specialists in preventing vertical (mother-to-child) transmission of HIV and/or assisting women, men, and children living with HIV, as well as their families, to have access to medical, psychological, and social services available in Ecuador. A Health/HIV/AIDS Extension Volunteer works with different communities and organizations to help them develop programs to improve their knowledge of sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS prevention, and anti-retroviral treatment.
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Benefits

Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

40

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, High School, Hospital, Local Educational Agency, Local Government Agency, Recreation or Youth Center, Social Enterprise (nonprofit)

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Marissa Henderson
mhenderson2@peacecorps.gov

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