Public Health/ UnityPoint Health


Mission: We are dedicated to living our mission to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. Our vision is to provide the best outcome to every patient, every time. UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center wants to make it easier and more personal to keep your health on point.  Like health care itself, we are always changing and growing to meet the health care needs of area residents. From birth to end-of-life, we provide big city medicine with small town hospitality…right here at home.

Location: Grinnell (0.8 miles from Grinnell College)

Needs: Help with the Tobacco Grant program/Quitline Iowa, outreach to junior high and high schools, in once a month activities after school, serving as ambassador for Tobacco Grant.  Assist with Community Flu Clinics and Wellness Clinics (biometric screenings).  Help design and implement once-a-month classes in Parent Education, with each month a new focus such as CPR training, safe sleep/SIDS, meeting with a pharmacist, etc, and Brain Health courses (targeting brain health for ages 50+).  Assist with Parent Cafe, which provides a meal and educational topic.



  • One-time events: yes
  • Ongoing: yes

When is service needed: Year round – many special programs start in January so fall is an important time for planning.  Community Flu Clinics are in October  // year-round

Number of hours: Flexible, as much or as little as is possible

Modality: in-person only


Prerequisites: Immunizations must be up to date.  Interview and resume for tobacco program.

Background check required: yes


Training supplied: Tobacco education training is supplied by Stephanie Crawford, RN or by regional supervisor.  Training and curriculum for the Brain Health Courses is provided under the Department of Health and Human Services.  All relevant training for other roles is supplied as well.

Equipment or logistics supplied: Hand-outs, mouth models, and other supportive materials supplied.


How to apply: Please do not contact this organization directly.  Contact Ryan Solomon for information about opportunities.


Operation information: UnityPoint Health is the nation’s 13th largest nonprofit health system and the fourth largest nondenominational health system in America, providing care to both metropolitan and rural communities across Iowa, western Illinois and southern Wisconsin.  relationships with more than 400 physician clinics, 21 regional and 19 community network hospitals and home care services A private, nonprofit, non-tax supported medical center with 49 beds, UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center serves more than 47,000 residents in Poweshiek, Jasper, Benton, Iowa, Mahaska and Tama counties. With about 50 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, 400 employees and 150 volunteers, we are the largest hospital in Iowa between Des Moines and Iowa City. Works with programs such as Quitline Iowa, a free tobacco cessation program that has helped more than 1.5 million people quit tobacco, with professional quit coaches and online community.  Also connects people with resources to quit.  3 programs: phone + online, phone only, and online only.

Address: 306 Fourth Ave Grinnell, IA 50112, Grinnell

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