St. Vincent Hospital & Health Center
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2012
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Ten St. Vincent Healthcare AmeriCorps Healthy Futures members will deliver health education to underserved populations in Montana, aimed at improving nutrition, which will assist in preventing adult and childhood obesity. At the end of the first year (Sept. 2012 -- Aug. 2013) it is anticipated that 1,500 individuals will receive health education which will result in 1,125 or 75% modifying their unhealthy eating behaviors. Through their service, AmeriCorps members will leverage an estimated 70 new volunteers to help grow and sustain education efforts. This project will focus on the CNCS focus area of Healthy Futures. The CNCS investment of $133,000 will be matched with $91,856 from the sponsor and community partners.