American Indian Cancer Foundation
About the organization
The American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) is a Native-led nonprofit established to address the tremendous cancer inequities faced by American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Through culturally appropriate community-based programs and policy change that affords AI/AN communities access to the best prevention, early detection, treatment, and survivorship strategies, we see a day where AI/AN communities are free of the burdens of cancer. Cancer survivors face numerous emotional, physical, health-related, psychological, & financial barriers. In many AI/AN communities, access to adequate health care or support services may be limited, which may require individuals to travel long distances to seek such support. Survivor support is a priority for AICAF to address and will be the focus of the VISTA.
Member Duties: The overall goal of the VISTA will be to develop and pilot a survivorship program framework, utilizing strategies across multiple programs within AICAF to address the cancer burden facing low-income AI/AN communities. To support this goal, the VISTA will conduct multiple activities that reach four specific objectives: 1) develop and maintain survivor network to effectively reach Ai/AN cancer survivors through AICAF programming and communication channels; 2) determine the needs of cancer survivors to inform AICAF’s survivorship program; 3) develop and implement sustainable survivor support education for AI/AN cancer survivors and health care providers; and 4) assess and enhance AICAF’s capacity for providing support to AI/AN survivors.
This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. The program strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing full-time capacity building support in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions.
Contact email: [email protected]
Program Benefits: Education award upon successful completion of service, Childcare assistance if eligible, Health Coverage*, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance, Training.
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off-hours.
Service Areas: Community Outreach, Education, Health.
Skills: Public Speaking, Writing/Editing, Public Health, Fundraising/Grant Writing, Computers/Technology, Education, General Skills, Community Organization, Team Work, Leadership.
Equal Opportunity Employment
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The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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