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Healthcare Provider Session Leader/Co-Leader

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ORGANIZATION: GATHER NEW HAVEN

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We are looking for healthcare providers that are interested in working with the Farm-Based Wellness Program (FBWP) Participants this summer as session leaders/co leaders during the nutrition discussion of the program. The FBWP runs from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm on Tuesday (Spanish) & Thursday (English) evenings from 5/17/22 up to 9/01/22. The nutrition discussion starts after the meditation session and runs for one hour, from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. The program uses the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) 2012 as the foundation for its curriculum. The FBWP includes modifications that help promote whole-food plant based nutrition to its participants.

On Tuesdays the healthcare provider should be comfortable to instruct a predominantly Spanish group, however a translator will be on site each day. An additional program day is offered to participants to engage in group physical activity and to volunteer on the Ferry st. Farm. Healthcare providers and other stakeholders are invited to join us during the Saturday sessions if they would like to engage in group physical activities as well - no sign-up necessary. The program will take place at the following locations within the city of New Haven: Tuesday: 15 James st., Thursday: 170 Ward st. & Saturday: 613 Ferry st.

The goal of the FBWP is to provide participants that have been referred to the program by their healthcare provider with an experience that empowers them to manage their food-related illnesses more effectively. The FBWP aims to work towards creating an alternative model of healthcare that promotes healthy lifestyle changes and functions as a form of preventative care to improve the health outcomes of participants while reducing the burden of preventable disease on healthcare facilities.

This position requires a one time commitment of 1 hour (6:30 pm - 7:30 pm) on the day of the session.

Required Skills:

  • Healthcare provider;
  • Enthusiasm and strong interest in working with our audience.

Supervisors: This position will be supervised by the program manager, any questions or concerns regarding program implementation will be directed toward the program manager, Peter Zapata. This is a volunteer position sponsored by Gather New Haven. Any questions or concerns regarding financial reimbursement will be directed toward the executive director, Brent Peterkin.

Dates & times: Healthcare providers can sign up for specific session dates according to availability and interest. Leader/Co-leader are for weekday programming. Healthcare providers are welcome to join us for Saturday programming but it will be focused on physical activity and farm volunteering. To sign up for a session, please contact Peter Zapata directly by email at peter@gathernewhaven.org with the subject line, "HEALTHCARE PROVIDER SIGN UP".

FBWP participants will have their orientation on the 10th and 12th of May for Spanish (Tuesday) and English (Thursday), respectively. Providers and other stakeholders are welcome to join us! The first week of programming (session 1) is the following week, the 17th & 19th of May during the weekdays; the 21st will be the first Saturday program.

Tuesday program (Spanish)Thursday program (English)

  • May 17 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • May 24 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • May 31 st from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • June 7 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • June 14 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • June 21 st from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • June 28 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • July 5 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • May 19 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • May 26 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • June 2 nd from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • June 9 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • June 16 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • June 23 rd from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • June 30 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • July 7 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • July 12 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • July 19 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • July 26 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • August 2 nd from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • August 9 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • August 16 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • August 23 rd from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • August 30 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • July 14 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • July 21 st from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • July 28 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • August 4 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • August 11 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • August 18 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • August 25 th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • September 1 st from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Farm-Based Wellness Program: The Farm-Based Wellness Program (FBWP) is an intensive lifestyle intervention program that primarily receives patient referrals from local clinics in the New Haven area with diet-related illnesses to participate in a 16 week summer program where they are engaged in gardening activities, mindfulness, nutrition education, and a whole food plant-based nutrition recipe demonstration. The program continues throughout the remainder of the year on a monthly basis for participants to continue to receive support and motivation to reach their self-contrived nutrition and physical activity related goals. After the year is over, participants are encouraged to stay engaged through social media and/or community events. They are also encouraged to cultivate food at one of their local community gardens.

Gather New Haven: Gather New Haven is focused on cultivating strong and varied experiences that connect communities to nature. Our mission drives us to be good stewards of the natural environment and strengthen community well-being.

Our work involves managing and supporting green spaces, including community gardens, urban micro-farms, and nature preserves, while also leading impactful programs that focus on health and wellness, positive youth development, and environmental education. Nature heals, inspires, informs, and sustains our communities.

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About GATHER NEW HAVEN

Location:

817 GRAND AVE STE 102, NEW HAVEN, CT 06511, US

Mission Statement

Gather New Haven promotes health, equity, and justice for people and the environment by cultivating connections with each other and our local lands and waters, and by inspiring us to care for ourselves, our community, and the natural world.

Description

Gather New Haven is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization located in New Haven, CT, committed to social and environmental justice. Gather New Haven promotes health, equity and justice for people and the environment by cultivating connections and access to our lands and waters and by inspiring us to care for our wellbeing, our shared community, and our environment.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Community, Education & Literacy, Health & Medicine

WHEN

Tue May 17, 2022 - Thu Aug 11, 2022
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

WHERE

15 James StreetNew Haven, CT 06513

(41.30219,-72.90189)
 

SKILLS

  • Adult Education
  • Life Coaching
  • Nutrition

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • This position requires a one time commitment of 1 hour (6:30 pm - 7:30 pm) on the day of the session.

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