We link trainees with practicum opportunities and provide support for them to carry out fieldwork focused on eating disorders prevention. STRIPED is sponsoring the following practicum for HSPH students for the 2012-13 academic year:
Multiservice Eating Disorders Association Practicum in Health Communications or Program Evaluation
The Multiservice Eating Disorders Association (MEDA), Massachusetts’ premier community-based nonprofit dedicated to advocacy and the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and the spectrum of disordered weight-control behaviors, will provide practicum opportunities in health communications or program evaluation. The specific practicum project will be determined by the HSPH student and MEDA staff. Student-initiated project ideas welcome. To find out more and to apply, contact Kristin Tyman, MPH (firstname.lastname@example.org). Accepting applications now!
School-based Screening of Eating Disorders: Cost Effectiveness Practicum
STRIPED trainees are currently working with a team of researchers to calculate the health impact of an intervention that prevents cases of eating disorders in terms of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) saved. Responsibilities include conducting literature reviews on evidence of eating disorder screening and other school-based screenings and collecting cost data.