Class of: 2011
After graduating in May of 2011 with a degree in Community Health, Rachel Franklin completed a CDC funded internship for Helena that focused on improving the health of a whole community. Her work entailed a complete community health assessment and action plan for the Helena area.
After moving back to Washington, Rachel found employment with Healthways as a Health and Wellness Coach and Lifestyle Management. She works with hundreds of people each month helping them make SMART goals for themselves based on the Transtheoretical Stages of Change Model.
I had no idea these types of jobs were out there. It’s so fulfilling to see my members improve their health and meet their goals. Some have even gone off their medications due to the lifestyle changes they have made and sustained!