Welcome to the Force for Health®
Welcome to the Force for Health®...
It all starts with you!
Through a community centered approach that identifies all of the socioecological factors that affect health, the Force for Health® Program encourages individuals to live healthier lives, while helping friends, family, and community members to do the same. Utilizing service learning and community engagement to promote health education and health advocacy, we aim to foster better health outcomes through meaningful service to the community.
Learn it, Live it, and Share it
It's hard to help others when you are not healthy or safe. In order to be a Force for Health for others, individuals must become a Force for Health for themselves first. We encourage becoming a Force for Health for yourself first by using our “Learn it, Live it, Share it” philosophy.
The Membership Experience
Being a Force for Health member means you will take responsibility to make good decisions for yourself, and eventually, help others to do the same. As a member, you can acquire the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions. Once you've learned about becoming a Force for Health for yourself as a member, you are eligible to become an ambassador to increase your health literacy and give back to your community. Finally, if you are interested in becoming more involved with the Force for Health, you can become a leader and have the opportunity to become certified as a community health worker, mentor, or intern.
- To promote health equity and cultural diversity by enabling individuals to gain a greater understanding of the social determinants of health and their impacts;
- To empower individuals to make an investment in their health by giving them resources to become more health literate;
- To provide leadership and professional development opportunities through service based learning projects;
- To enable individuals to work with community agencies and become more involved in the community;
- To facilitate a pipeline to professional experience in which indivduals are exposed to the opportunities in the health professions
The Force for Health® Academy
The Force for Health Academy provides basic, ambassador and advanced level challenges, courses and community serving impact projects, for those seeking to be a better force for health, both personally, socially and professionally.
The Academy offers virtual coaching, mentorship, on-line tools, courses, training, rewards and certificates to help you become the best force for health you can be.
Sample Course Overview
The Force for Health Academy includes unique access to state of the art innovative educational tools that helps take health science learning to the next level.
Check out this interactive 3-D Force for Health® Human, where you can explore the inside of your heart, blood and cardiovascular system in 3-D!
Use the three small dots to your bottom right to open up interactive tools to rotate, zoom, dissect and identify all the parts of our bodies that help us pump blood to our entire systems for life!
LIVE Intern Community Learning Experience Projects
The Force for Health® specializes in offering a real-world community learning impact experience for anybody looking to sharpen their workforce readiness by testing their communications, organizational, digital media and leadership skills in 10, 20 and 32 week projects.
Current 2019 - 2020 Intern Opportunities
Your internship will be with the CEO or CMO of My Healthy Globe, Inc, the company that is providing the Force for Health Platform. Together, we will serve the needs of subject matter experts or other FFH partners to provide high quality content, technology, marketing, or event assistance.
Current project opportunities for the 2019-2020 season include:
Street Smarts content creator for multimedia video elements to rapidly train residents of a community, college and med students to be able to rapidly and efficiently respond to a crisis out in the community.
Work with subject matter expert Dr. Walter Franz at Mayo Clinic.
September 11 National Memorial Trail Project, will work to make this 1200 mile trail to the sites of the 911 events come alive with augmented reality experiences along the way, starting with Blair and Huntingdon County PA with heroes, history, resilience, and wildlife content.
Work with subject matter expert Thomas Baxter, Executive Director.
Chamber of Health Project, helping counties have a platform to coordinate all their health and social service agencies with a robust toolkit you will help set up and implement.
Work with community leadership in locations where you set these up
Force for Health GO project leader, where you will create augmented reality experiences based on images such as posters and locations, similar to the PokeMon Go game.
Work with leaders in AR technology and community engagement in support of multiple projects.
HealtheThon Project Leader, where you will help finalize development and launch an app that rewards viewing of videos, listening to podcasts, and taking steps by giving points to support the community fund raising campaigns.
Health and Medical Media Creation, working with video, animation, and learning tools to help subject matter experts create short explanatory or motivational media for use in our apps and their web sites.
MLK MarcheThon, a virtual march experience from Selma to Montgomery, using HealtheThon and Force for Health GO technology, to support the “keep the dram alive” program working with community organizer and educator Joshua Williams for the Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation.
Community Health Worker Program leader, supervising the media production and marketing activities to create and deliver a blended CHW training program. Work with Dr. Gina Weisblat, a recognized leader in the field.
Writer and Social Media Editor, creating blogs on topics and editing and sharing those blog and testimonials and images shared by Force for Health members.
Marketing Program Leader, creating and managing the outreach to serve the nations schools, hospitals, universities, and county leaders as they consider becoming Force for Health members.
Pipeline to Professional Content Creator, assisting with creating meaningful media and learning opportunities to expose youth to careers in health care and related roles advancing the health of the community.
My Healthy Girl Leader, advancing the development and implementation of a STEM education, experience and mentorship program for middle school girls.
Force for Health Member Experience Leader, helping create, evaluate and further define the Learn it, Live it, Share it, Earn it, and Support it activities of the basic members.
Incentives Leader, creating and delivering upon products for the store and other incentives that one can use their points to buy at discount.
If you are interested in one of these opportunities, please send us a note, and we will be in touch!
The Force for Health® Intern Examples
My Healthy Huntingdon Community Portal and Outreach
Juniata College students work closely with JC Blair memorial Hospital to launch the first Force for Health® System in the Country, setting foundation for expansion into 5 states in Year 2.
Juniata College Interns created animated videos about the social determinants of health helping to build out state certified courses for Community Health Workers for the CHANGE Foundation
Juniata College Interns creating animated videos about African American History
for a nationally reknown subject matter expert, Dr. Arthur James,
and will be presented at a National Symposium Fall 2019.
University of Arizona Eller School students created a
58 pg digital e-magazine designed to empower girls over a 10 week long project
University of Pittsburgh Interns created a First Responder's Fitness & Knowledge Challenge
If you are interested in one of these opportunities, please send us a note, and we will be in touch!
VIVA Health Literacy Video Library Sample
VIVA initially was created to train aboriginal Australians with low reading and health literacy, to understand conditions that may be affecting them or their families.
The name is an acronym that means Virtual Interactive Video Anatomy.
It is also named for Viva Gillio, who a a 94 year old health ambassador for her family members and senior citizen neighbors.
Sample from a library of 100+ VIVA Videos
The Force for Health® Community Network
Join us to be a leading county for high quality of life and lower health care costs.
We are seeking 10 counties to be the first official Force for Health Partner Counties.
Dr. Robert Gillio
“Anyone can be a force for health for themselves, and then others. With minimal support from county leaders, your residents can help create a culture of wellness to advance their own health and that of their neighbors. The effort has created significant reduction in costs of care for county residents and improved the status of living in that community."
You have the opportunity to use your leadership position to convene a meeting of other leaders across your community to create a Force for Health® movement to coordinate motivation, activation, and communication advancing health literacy, access, and quality of care, while addressing social determinants of health with a grassroots effort.
Using the CDC Socio-Ecologic Model of Support, the program has created software tools, content, apps, engagement campaigns, service learning, and incentives for use by the individual, the schools, faith, parks, workplace, healthcare and government agencies.
Let us help you create a program with outcomes that make your county a place one wants to live and thrive.
For a trivial cost to seed the program, it self sustains and perpetuates a movement in your youth, through seniors and the organizations that serve them, as members advance their own health.
They may even move to create teams to advance service learning IDEAS projects across the community, and creates a "coordinated chamber of health” with connections and communications tools including a directory of services.
The Force for Health® Community Network Directory
Would you like to schedule a 30 minute consultation on activating your community?
The Force for Health® TEAMS @MyHealthy Citizen
The Force for Health® TEAMS Project is part of the Health Professions Affinity Community (HPAC, which introduces students to health related careers while empowering them to address their community's most pressing health disparities.
Developing 21st Century
We are cultivating the next generation of healthcare professionals for medically underserved communities by introducing students to secure health careers and supporting them every step of the way.
The aims of the
HPAC program are to:
- Build safe-sharing networks that address the SDoH in the community by preparing and supporting Community Champions to self identify the most pressing health concerns in their communities;
- Create alliances of community health partners through a combination of technology, HPAC projects and entrepreneurs to improve health from within communities with community members;
- To increase the number of diverse students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions;
- To develop and asses the four C's by practicing creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication;
- To help students become knowledge workers and for us to remain competitive as a nation by practicing Wagner's 21st Century Skills.
The Force for Health® GO Fundraising
The Force for Health®GO FUNRaising and Virtual Fitness and TEAM LEAGUES Apps will be launching in select markets in Fall 2019. Stay Tuned!
Would you like to activate a challenge in your community? Fill out this form and let's connect!
The Force for Health® Health Risk Assessment & Virtual Gym - (beta)
Introducing the Force for Health® HRA, the award winning personal assessment of your health with targeted areas of lifestyle suggestions to make you live a longer, healthier life. For only $4.99 you will receive an assessment, which you will complete and then immediately receive a customized action plan with details on which lifestyle changes are most important for you!! In addition, you will have the opportunity to retake the assessment in 90 days and find out how much improvement you've made.
What is your Risk Age?
Your risk age will show you the difference between your actual age and the age according to your health. You will also receive your target age, your risk age if you are doing everything correctly. You will then get what improvements you can make to your lifestyle to decrease your risk age to your target age.
Receive a Personalizes Action Plan
You will receive a list of tangible goals to improve your health. This HRA goes just beyond your health, it will tell you how being healthy can lead to a happier life.
The Force for Health® Virtual Gym - (beta)
If you are ready to take your training to the next level, become a member of our online training platform!
We'd like to introduce you to our new online club portal. Besides a place where you can get in touch with other members, we offer lots of tools in our portal to help you reach your fitness goals!
Our Force for Health® Virtuagym, an online fitness platform with integrated mobile apps. What does this mean for you?- Receive custom training and nutrition plans from our trainers, via the mobile apps or in print- Gain access to 1500+ 3D-animated exercises- Sign up for our classes (online or in-app)- Compete in challenges and earn achievements- Track your progress onlineJust contact us to sign up for our online portal and we will create a free account for you.Do you already have an account? Search for the Virtuagym app in the iTunes App Store or Google Play. The logo in the app will automatically change to our club logo. You can easily sign up for classes and use your workout plans via the mobile app.Have fun!
Create workout plans and play exercises with video instructions.
Create a personalised nutrition plan and get faster results.
Schedule your sessions and never forget a workout again.
Track your progress.
Get a clear picture of the results of your hard work!
Schedule workouts with your Calendar, play them on your phone and track your progress in-app.
Create a profile, join challenges, or engage others in discussion groups.
We'll send you an invitation mail with a link that will activate your personal account. If you have any questions about the use of our portal, please don't hesitate to ask one of our staff. We'll see you online soon!
Coming October 1, 2019...stay tuned.
If you have any questions, let us know!
Force for Health® Pipeline to Professionals
Force for Health® Outcome Goal: Creating Health Promoting Citizens of the World
Be a Force for Health TODAY!
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