Health ambassador

Miles Reidelberger is Cheatham County’s first Extension Health Ambassador and will plan a project to address health issues in the county. SUBMITTED

Miles Reidelberger from Pleasant View has been selected as one of the volunteer members of the Extension Health & Wellness Ambassador team.

Health & Wellness Ambassadors received 40 hours of training in health, nutrition and physical activity over a five-week period.  They will give back at least 40 hours of volunteer service to help others live healthier lives.  Throughout their training, ambassadors worked with their county’s Family and Consumer Sciences agent to identify community needs and plan a project to address health issues. 

This is the first year the volunteer training program has been offered in Tennessee. The program is based on the Master Gardener Program model of learning in exchange for community service.

“The Extension Health & Wellness Ambassador Program equips volunteers to make a positive impact in their communities by helping others live healthier lives,” said Dr. Lisa Washburn, a community health specialist with University of Tennessee Extension.

For information about Extension Health and Wellness Ambassador Training, call (615) 792-4420 or email adodd2@utk.edu. Applications are available for the 2021 class.

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