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Employer: AmeriCorps VISTA
Located in: Oregon
Degree Required: Bachelors
This position joins the Oregon Health Authority’s statewide VISTA team. In addition to activities at your individual site, each member receives additional orientation, training throughout the year, team retreats and meetings, and the support of the team leaders and project director based at the state public health agency. For more information about the Oregon Health Authority VISTA Partnership Program, please visit: http://healthoregon.org/vista Waterfall Community Health Center is a non-profit, mission-based agency in Coos County dedicated to improving the community. The VISTA will be a vital part of this mission and have the experience of a federally qualified health center if they choose to stay in public and community health. The county population of approximately 63,043 lives in urban, rural and frontier communities, with seven cities and several smaller communities. Over the past 20 years, the health status and quality of life have declined due to economic conditions. Unemployment and poverty are among the highest in the state. There are great challenges and therefore great opportunities to make a difference in the lives of the people of Coos County. The area houses the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, featuring 500-foot dunes, and with the ocean just a few miles away, the adjacent bay, and abundant coastal rivers and forests, you can enjoy outdoor activities, local arts and crafts scene, and the relaxing pace of Oregon coastal life. With the innovative public health work happening in Oregon, North Bend is a wonderful place to explore a future in public health.
|Member Duties : The VISTA will expand and strengthen North Bend’s ability to build healthy communities and achieve health equity while addressing poverty. The VISTA member will build on previous VISTA projects at the site to implement the 2018 Community Health Assessment and work with the 2019-20 Community Health improvement Plan (CHIP) Committees to identify and recommend initiatives that compliment services at Waterfall Clinic. The VISTA will initiate strategies to increase health equity for Waterfall’s low-income patient population. Additionally, the VISTA will support initiatives to integrate oral health into Waterfall’s core services for the underserved, underinsured, and homeless patient demographic as identified through our screenings and electronic medical records system. The VISTA will also work to engage students and partners to build capacity for the healthy eating program in Waterfall’s school-based health centers.|
|Program Benefits : Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Housing stipend available , Childcare assistance if eligible , Health Coverage* , Training , Housing .|
|*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare|
Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .
|Service Areas :
Community Outreach , Health .
Public Health , Social Services , Team Work , Community Organization , Leadership , Communications , General Skills .
Posted on 07/11/2019
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