Lake County Population Health 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 AmeriCorps member will identify health challenges of people in poverty in Lake County and draft recommendations by holding listening sessions; identifying volunteers to support and advance those recommendations; and identifying projects, opportunities, and grants to empower people in poverty to effect change in their communities. The member will support outreach efforts to Medicaid members in Lake County by evaluating previous and current efforts. This will be done by coordinating a committee tasked with assessing the effectiveness of website and social media presence and making recommendations to a county advisory council. The member will help partners develop strategies to increase food access and education opportunities. This will include developing a plan for sustaining and expanding nutrition education in Lake County, supporting a Lakeview food bank’s visioning and action plan development process, and identifying and applying for funding to support the action plan.
- Availability to serve complete service term (06/07/2021 – 06/06/2022); dates not flexible.
- Must be 18 year or older, legally able to work in the U.S., and pass a background check
- Must have a college degree
- Must be willing and able to commute consistently or relocate to Portland, OR
- 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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