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Congratulations to NJPHK Graduates

May 1, 2017 | Community News, Trenton

It’s graduation time, and the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids is proud to celebrate two of its public health students who recently worked with the initiative and are graduating this spring. Congratulations Chinyere Eziegbo and Victoria Buhl!

Name

Chinyere Ezeigbo

School

Kaplan University

Major and Focus Area

Master of Public Health

Describe the internship (your role) & any accomplishments

Primary: Capacity Building
Secondary: Healthy Futures

As an NJ Campus Compact Collective Impact VISTA member serving Trenton YMCA and the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids, Chinyere helped implement the following initiatives:

  1. A study to inform the improvement of the emergency food system, with a focus on food pantries
  2. A city-wide School District Wellness Policy
  3. The Greenwood Avenue Farmers Market
  4. The Trenton Healthy Food and Fitness Network’s public relations, internal communications, and overall development.

During her service year as a VISTA, she participated in tasks that improved the administrative processes and systems to support sustainability. Her team built skills that increased the capacity and supported systematic workflow to increase productivity.

 

Name

Victoria Buhl

School

Montclair State University

Major and Focus Area

Master of Public Health

Describe the internship (your role) & any accomplishments

Victoria served as a NJPHK consultant and conducted environmental scans in four Trenton elementary schools as part of the Community Health Collaborative. She met with staff members from each school to discuss the physical activity environment, nutritional environment, built environment, and overall school climate and culture. Upon completion of the scans, she prepared a reader-friendly overview of the findings. Her greatest accomplishment since beginning this position in January was meeting staff members and establishing rapport with each school, which was much harder than she initially thought. Also, she learned not to shy away from those that seem difficult, but to run towards them, because they have the greatest need.

 

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