Tillamook County Community Outreach and Engagement 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

The AmeriCorps member will develop and enhance strategies for marketing communications to traditionally underserved populations, such as Latinx communities, seniors, individuals with disabilities, persons with no or low literacy, and houseless populations, to promote healthy lifestyle changes. They will participate in community engagement events with low-income community members, create information pathways for emergency responses, and identify and engage with underserved communities in accessing resources and educational programs via the Tillamook County Wellness Coalition. The member will also support efforts to transition people out of poverty by identifying, developing, and promoting low or no-cost options for healthy activities, as well as working with community partners to identify healthy equity barriers and disparities for traditionally underserved populations to increase health positive behaviors and decrease the burden of chronic disease.

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

13,400

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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