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HPW Internship: Prevea

Posted by Deising, Deanna - March 16, 2018 - HPW Internships, In-State, Worksite

HPW Internship: Student Experience

Interning at Prevea Health in Green Bay was a great experience to use and expand on many of the skills I learned in class at UWSP.

I worked directly with all of Prevea’s health coaches getting hands on experience with conducting HRA’s and biometric screenings. I also got to sit in with the different health coaches for individual coaching to observe many different styles of coaching. I was also sent out on my own to conduct weigh in’s, blood pressure screenings, body composition testing and health fair booths at many different companies. The health coaching profession requires a lot of traveling around to different companies and a good bit of flexibility in your schedule, you are constantly doing different things and it keeps work interesting. I spent my time in the office working on promotional materials and the organizational side of wellness programs and HRA’s.

Objectives

  1. Behavior Change:
    1. Observe and lead various wellness programs
      1. GET FIT program (toning and stretching exercise program)
        1. May have a chance to lead a class under the supervision of the staff
      2. Healthier U program (observe only)
      3. Wellness Challenges (both for Prevea employees and outside clients)
        1. Documenting and reporting evaluations from wellness challenges
    2. Help Develop and evaluate a new wellness program
      1. Will develop a wellness challenge
      2. Create an evaluation process
    3. Observe and assist with health coaching sessions, take on clients of my own from within Prevea
      1. Will observe coaching techniques with the various health coaches
      2. Will be able to do some health coaching with Prevea staff
  2. Promotion and Marketing:
    1. Find topics for the Wellness Network handouts/posters
      1. Will research topics to follow the 2014 Wellness Network health calendar
      2. Creating flyers, posters, bathroom blurbs
      3. Ideas and suggestions to do for each month regarding the health topic
    2. Use company guidelines in researching and finding topics and information for monthly wellness newsletters
      1. Research the health topics for the 2014 monthly newsletters that will be sent out each month
    3. Create promotional materials for new programs
      1. Create a wellness challenge – creating the promotional materials (flyers, email, posters, etc.)
  3. Organizational Experiences:
    1. Develop and analyze a ROI of an existing company program.
      1. Create a wellness challenge or a program – and ROI
      2. Evaluate a current company and their current programs and ROI to date.
    2. Help develop a program budget
      1. Create a wellness program with a budget
      2. Can help work on the Prevea wellness budget

Contact
Candy Blaney
Health Promotion Coordinator
2710 Executive Drive
Green Bay, WI 54307
Candy.Blaney@prevea.com
(920)272-1113

Hours
16 weeks 36 hours/week

Stipend
None

UW-Stevens Point Students Who Completed Internship

  • Andrew Dax, Spring 2014 (pictured above)

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