2018 - 2019 Polk Vision Annual Report PV Annual Report 2018_WEB - Page 33

32 Vision Reduce the Obesity rate (BMI>30) in Polk County to less than the state average (from 36.9 percent to 26.4percent). ANNOUNCING 5-2-1-0 PARTNERSHIP WITH FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE New in 2018 is the partnership with the Florida Southern College School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Nurse practitioner students will be instructed in the use and benefits of the 5-2-1-0 prescription tool. Students will then be given the opportunity to utilize the tool with pediatric patients during practicum rotations as well as introduce use of the prescription strategy to pediatric providers with whom they do their clinical rotations. Holly Vida Co-Chair Bartow Regional Medical Center Suzanne Wright Co-Chair Florida Department of Health in Polk County Karen Bessinger Lakeland Regional Health Penny Borgia United Way of Central Florida Beverley Brown Florida Southern College Deb Cantero Florida Southern College Ermelinda Centeno Central Florida Health Care Dr. Sairah Chachad Lakeside Pediatrics Linda Comer Florida Southern College Cecelia Coronado Lakeland Regional Health Dr. Joy Jackson Florida Department of Health in Polk County Jenna Levine Florida Department of Health in Polk County Colleen Mangan Florida Department of Health in Polk County Paula McGhee Polk County BoCC Andrea Nikolai University of Florida/ IFAS Xiomara Rivera Amerigroup Nora Smith Pediatric Partners of Winter Haven Deborah Cantero, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, FNP // Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Florida Southern College The incorporation of the 5-2-1-0 content and tool within our graduate nurse practitioner program will allow an exclusive opportunity for the nurse practitioner students to expand their knowledge on the important topics of childhood wellness, nutrition and obesity. Additionally, the implementation of the 5-2-1-0 tool within the student’s clinical practicum will strengthen the focus on disease prevention and health promotion in the clinical setting, allowing for a greater impact on pediatric patient health outcomes. We are very excited to be partnering with Polk Vision on this innovative project.”