Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine Communications VISTA
Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project
About the organization
The Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project aims to alleviate, prevent and reduce poverty by engaging new public health professionals in a year of full-time service in major public health organizations to create or expand public health systems capacity. The project aims to reduce poverty in our communities by building sustainable public health programs and systems that ensure health equity, community resiliency and improved health outcomes.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 50 years.
In addition to activities at your individual site, each member receives additional orientation, training throughout the year.
The Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) Founders Clinic provides primary healthcare to low-income, uninsured adults living in Clackamas County, OR. CVIM patients generally do not qualify for the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) and often cannot afford out-of-pocket costs.
The AmeriCorps member will expand access to and improve the quality of culturally responsive healthcare and education provided by CVIM. The member will research and develop strategies for effective, bilingual (Spanish/English) marketing communications to promote awareness of CVIM clinic services and spread information on key health issues among economically disadvantaged members of the community. To inform this work, they will collect and analyze data on patient communication preferences to identify barriers and facilitators to accessing health information and services, as well as evaluate culturally responsive care programs within peer clinics. Ideally, this AmeriCorps member will be bilingual with lived experience working with Hispanic/Latinx populations. AmeriCorps members on the OHA VISTA Team serve their communities through indirect service. While our projects have a lasting impact, members have limited contact with clients and work mainly in an office setting.
- Availability to serve complete national service term (04/12/2021 - 04/11/2022); dates not flexible.
- Must be 18 year or older, legally able to work in the U.S., and pass a background check
- Must hold a college graduate
- Must be willing and able to commute consistently or relocate to Oregon City, Oregon
- Effective oral, written, and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds
- Interest in public health and poverty alleviation
Contact email: [email protected]
For more information about the Oregon Health Authority VISTA Partnership Project, please visit: http://healthoregon.org/vista.
Selections are made on a rolling basis and early applications are strongly encouraged.
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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