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Volunteers may serve in a healthcare system either as regional health educators or as community health or nutrition promoters. Collaborating with host country counterparts on education, awareness, and other relevant projects, Volunteers encourage community members to adopt behaviors that promote health, prevent illness, treat disease and facilitate rehabilitation.
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|firstname=Gary
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|lastname=Stith
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|yearservicestarted=1973
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|yearserviceended=1975
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|country=Venezuela
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|site=Barquisimeto
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|region=Lara
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|program=Community Development
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|assignment01=Hygiene Ed/Sanitation,
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|assignment02=Urban & Regional Planning
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Volunteers teach public health in classrooms and model methodologies and subjects for primary and secondary school teachers. Projects include undertaking "knowledge, attitude, and practice" surveys in communities; assisting clinics or government planning offices in identifying health education needs; devising educational programs to address local health conditions; assisting in marketing messages aimed at improving local health practices; performing epidemiological studies; and serving as backup professionals for other health Volunteers.
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Stith, Sandi and Gary
  
''If you can offer a more detailed description than this standard description the Peace Corps offers, please feel free to include that so others can get a better idea of what certain work areas consist of.''
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Sandi and Gary servied in Barquisimeto, Venezuela from 1973-1975.  Gary worked as a city planner through the Municipal Management Program. He developed a plan for installing sewers and water in barrios around the city which was later implemented.  Sandi served as a teacher in a program for malnourished children.  Our son, Nathan, was born while we were in the Peace Corps.  Gary is community development director in Silver Spring, MD and Sandi is a professor at Kansas State University.  Nathan is an actor in New York.  We look back at our Peace Corps Experience as a life changing experience.
  
==Education==
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Venezuela, 1973-1975
 
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Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in health education, nutrition, dietetics, or another health-related discipline; or a master's degree in public health; or be a registered nurse certified in public health or midwifery or a certified physician's assistant.
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==Experience==
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Most applicants have been active in health-related activities on a volunteer basis in college or their community, working, for example, as peer nutritionists, AIDS or STD counselors, or resident advisors in dormitories. Many are pre-med students who have shadowed doctors in hospitals.
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Other relevant experience includes expertise in disease surveillance, creative training and adult education techniques, and community entry and survey methods.
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==External Links==
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[http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.whatvol.health.pubhealth Public Health Education] Official US Peace Corps Website
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[[Category:Health]]
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Stith, Sandi and Gary

Sandi and Gary servied in Barquisimeto, Venezuela from 1973-1975. Gary worked as a city planner through the Municipal Management Program. He developed a plan for installing sewers and water in barrios around the city which was later implemented. Sandi served as a teacher in a program for malnourished children. Our son, Nathan, was born while we were in the Peace Corps. Gary is community development director in Silver Spring, MD and Sandi is a professor at Kansas State University. Nathan is an actor in New York. We look back at our Peace Corps Experience as a life changing experience.

Venezuela, 1973-1975