Meeting Archive:
Engaging Undergraduate Students in Health Promotion and Education through Service Based Learning


Meeting Description:
This session will outline the benefits and challenges of service-based learning for undergraduate Health Promotion and Education students. Specifically, it will outline how in an undergraduate needs assessment course a community-based service learning approach was utilized. A fundamental principle of this process was that health educators do this process with people – not to them. With a service and action learning approach, attention was given to developing and applying needs assessment skills to community health issues, teamwork in a collection, analysis, and interpretation of information, and the prioritization of health needs and resource allocation.
Students were paired with a community partner to complete a real-world assessment within the community. By navigating a real health assessment, students benefited from a deeper learning experience. The community-based mentor and his/her organization benefited from the information collected that helped in their program planning and prioritization.
Details
Date: Wed, Apr 17, 2019
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): SOPHE Education
 Presenter Information
Jacqueline Lanier, DrPH, MCHES
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Dr. Jackie Lanier is an Assistant Professor in the Health Promotion and Education program at Illinois State University (ISU). Prior to coming to ISU, she worked as a Health Promotion Specialist for the McLean County Health Department for 13 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Illinois State University, Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Champaign, and her Doctor of Public Health Degree in Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Lanier is a master certified health education specialist (MCHES).