Recreation Instructor March 2014 to CurrentWater Aerobics － Elk Grove, CATeaches water aerobics classes to a variety of skill and age levels. Classes include deep water, toning, basic shallow water, and water yoga.
Group Exercise Instructor/Co-organizer September 2010 to March 2014Me Fit Club － Elk Grove, CAOrganized and provided group exercise instruction for women and their children. Classes consisted of cardio, strength training, and stretching as well as play time for the children.
Wellness Coach January 2009 to October 2011Sutter Health Support Services, Sutter Health Partners － Sacramento, CA
December 2011 - March 2012) Developed, implemented, and evaluated "Live Well for Life", a wellness program for employees of Sutter Health. Assisted clients in setting and achieving health goals. Provided technical and instructional assistance to lifestyle management program participants at their worksite setting.
Arranged and provided coaching, resources, and referrals to participants in areas such as nutrition, physical activity/exercise, weight management, stress management, diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension, and tobacco cessation. Completed comprehensive progress notes using PDHI computer program. Coaching resulted in measurable health and wellness improvements.
Performed accurate and comprehensive biometric screenings and evaluated participants' progress: tracked personal measurements using HRA; and calculated ideal weight/BMI, waist circumference, and percentage of body fat. Assisted numerous clients to modify their behaviors and achieve their clinical health goals.
Health Educator April 2004 to January 2009PriMed/Hill Physicians Medical Group － Sacramento, CA
Educated members, health care providers, and employees by implementing a range of interventions in multiple settings.
Conducted clinical patient health education counseling in areas such as weight management, diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension, tobacco cessation, stress management, and general healthy eating/physical activity. Counseling provided in person at physician offices and via telephone. Action planning and positive health coaching resulted in measurable health improvements.
Coordinated group appointments and classes at physician offices. Presented on topics such as diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension, and weight management. Clinical improvements were made as a result of these group appointments and classes.
Recruited physician offices and their patients to participate in health education programs. Built and maintained excellent working relationships with physicians, their staff, and patients.
Planned and presented at Diabetes Improvement Program (DIP) Collaborative meetings for physicians and their staff. Meetings and program were successful.
Designed and implemented innovative employee wellness activities that resulted in positive health outcomes.
Cancer Control Specialist May 2002 to February 2004J. Torres － Sacramento, CA
Successfully implemented the grant-funded demonstration project, Make Yours a Fresh Start Family, in four diverse Northern California counties. Exceeded or met all goals for the project.
Recruited, trained, and built relationships with English and Spanish speaking physicians and health care professionals to counsel pregnant women and parents of children ages 0-5 for tobacco cessation.
Presented project as a team at the National Tobacco Conference
Collaborated with evaluator to complete evaluation as outlined in proposal.
Health Education Specialist February 2001 to May 2002SDSU Foundation － Sacramento, CA
Provided health education consultation at the California Department of Health Services, Cancer Detection Section (CDS) and Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP).
Reviewed, negotiated, and monitored Breast Cancer Partnerships and the "Tell A Friend" peer education project contracts.
Created health education materials for dissemination to contractors.
Served as team captain for two breast cancer awareness walks and a highly successful employee physical activity program.
Health Program Specialist/Youth Coordinator March 1998 to February 2001Sutter County Health Department － Yuba City, CA
Planned, implemented, and coordinated the diverse activities of the tobacco education program.
Developed, coordinated, and maintained a popular and well-organized anti-tobacco youth coalition for children in grades 8-12.
Coordinated and supervised an anti-tobacco mural project and after school program.
Conducted surveys and formal focus groups.
Coordinated and participated in tobacco youth purchase surveys.
Assisted with writing grants and preparing progress reports.
Conducted presentations on tobacco education, hand washing, nutrition, and other health related topics to various groups such as youth, adults seeking employment, and other types of groups.
Provided merchant education to stores that sell tobacco.
Developed news releases and PSAs and provided these documents to the media.
Designed and disseminated innovative tobacco education materials on tobacco prevention, cessation, secondhand smoke, and other related topics.
Coordinated and participated in community events in an enthusiastic manner.
Provided tobacco cessation kits and counseled clients as needed.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science : Health ScienceCalifornia State UniversityCalifornia State University, Chico Bachelor of Science in Health Science
Community Health Education and School HealthOptions: Community Health Education and School Health J. Torres
ACE CPR/AED CPR Primary Group Exercise Instructor - AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America)
Mom-Me Fit Club: Elk Grove, CA
Conducted presentations on tobacco education, hand washing, nutrition, and other health related topics to various groups such as youth, adults seeking employment, and other types of groups
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