Date of Graduation

Summer 8-17-2016

Document Type

Project

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)

College/School

School of Nursing and Health Professions

First Advisor

Dru Bhattacharya

Second Advisor

Courtney Keeler

Third Advisor

Marie-Claude Couture

Abstract

UNICEF Kid Power is a program aimed at increasing U.S. children’s activity levels by tapping into children’s intrinsic desire to do good. Through their activity levels, kids earn points, which unlocks funding from partners that will support treatment for a malnourished child. This one-of-a-kind program was implemented in the Bay Area in Spring 2016 with 7,800 youth participants. The attached paper is a summary of a 300-hour fieldwork experience at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF assisting with the UNICEF Kid Power implementation in the Bay Area. The fieldwork included program implementation and evaluation, presentations at participating schools in the area, coordination of local community outreach events, support to seek and secure funding for the program, collaboration with colleagues across the U.S., and marketing the program to the public. This paper also notes how the fieldwork project achieved several Masters of Public Health competencies, as well as the values of the MPH program at University of San Francisco.