Oregon Public Health Safety Net 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.

Duties

In this position you will have the opportunity for a broad impact in your work. You will work at both the state and local level helping to create lasting partnerships to benefit communities with less resources. 1. Work with Community Engagement Team and community-based organizations to trouble shoot safety net access issues as they arise within their comprehensive COVID response 3. Identify and address gaps in local connections between agencies and organizations that serve communities related to social determinants of health programs and interventions 4. Facilitate cross-agency meetings to share resources, develop strategy and fill identified gaps in safety net system 5.Coordinate safety net partner trainings and technical assistance to staff, community-based organizations, local public health authorities and Tribes A fit for this position would be someone who is good at problem solving, enjoys making connections, and wants to work on dismantling institutional racism.

Qualifications

- 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 relocate to 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

Salary

16,717

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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