Oregon Health Authority EMS & Trauma Systems Program 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 Oregon Health Authority Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Trauma Systems program develops and regulates systems for quality emergency medical care in Oregon. The program mission is to ensure EMS Providers are fully trained, that ambulances are properly equipped, and emergency medical systems are functioning efficiently and effectively.

The AmeriCorps VISTA member will work with county officials and local emergency medical services (EMS) agency staff to improve access and sustainability of this essential healthcare service that connects low-income community members to health care. The VISTA will continue to build and establish new partnerships, bridge EMS agency gaps through the provision of resources and promising practices, and address rural disparities in health at the county level by providing tools with the intent of increasing access to the right care at the right time for vulnerable populations. The member will also compile the challenges, successes and results of the pilot project into a step-by-step process to inform OHA EMS staff who will expand the outreach to the remaining Oregon counties. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve their communities through indirect service. While your projects will endure for years, you will have limited interaction with clients and will be based in an office setting.


- Availability to serve complete 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 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



Application instructions

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.

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