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Healthcare and Community Education Partnership to Enhance Reach and Increase Behavior Change

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online

Healthcare and Community Education Partnership to Enhance Reach and Increase Behavior Change

Meeting Description:

This webinar will highlight a local Michigan “Prescription for Health” nutrition education program to show viewers the following:

o How Prescription for Health programs varies from other methods of health education.

o The value of connecting health education with medical professionals and their patients.

o The sustainability of these types of programs.



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Wed, Feb 27, 2019



11:00 AM EST



1 hour



SOPHE Education





 Presenter Information

Sarah Rautio, PhD

Sarah Rautio is a Michigan State University Extension Educator who serves in both the Health & Nutrition Institute and the Agriculture & Agribusiness Institute. Her dual assignment has made it possible for her to specialize in the linkages between human health & gardening.

Sarah has a B.S. and M.S. in Biology from Oakland University and a Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife from MSU.  Her past work includes working as an MDNR Fisheries Research Biologist; serving as adjunct faculty at a community college; editing for professional science journals; implementing community garden projects for nonprofit organizations, and coordinating garden-related education & events for a plant nursery.

Sarah has been with MSU Extension since 2016.  She programs in many counties in Michigan and leads some statewide MSU Extension Health & Gardening Initiatives.  

Denise Aungst, MA

Denise is a Supervising and Staff Development Educator at Michigan State University in 14 counties of Northeast Michigan. She provides oversight and support for programming, planning, and implementation of SNAP-Ed community nutrition education. Denise has served in this capacity for 6 years and has been an educator with MSU Extension for about 11 years. She previously worked with a regional education service district for 10 years in 10 school districts within the same region. Denise is a mother to 4 boys, 15, 12, 7 and 4 making life fun as well as giving plenty opportunity for applying wellness practices individually and within the family contest.

Tara Roberson, B.S., CHES

Tara is a Community Nutrition Instructor at Michigan State University Extension. She plans, organizes, and implements SNAP-Ed programs across two counties in Northeast Michigan. For the past two years, she has engaged class participants of all ages in a variety of nutrition and physical activity lessons. She is passionate about the public health field and strives to improve the quality of life for others. Tara received her B.S. in Community Health Education at Central Michigan University.

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