Waterfall Social Determinants of Health VISTA (North Bend)

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Recruiting Organization: Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project

This position joins Oregon Health Authority’s statewide AmeriCorps VISTA team. In addition to activities at your individual site, each member receives additional orientation, training throughout the year, team meetings, and the support of the team leaders and project director based at the state public health agency. For more information about the Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project, please visit: http://healthoregon.org/vista. Selections are made on a rolling basis and early applications are strongly encouraged. The last day to submit an application is April 12, 2023. Waterfall Community Health Center is a non-profit, mission-based federally qualified health center in Coos County dedicated to improving the community through an integrated health model which provides primary, mental, and social health care to all. The county population of approximately 63,043 lives in semi-urban, rural and frontier communities, with seven cities and several smaller communities. Over the past 20 years, health status and quality of life have declined due to economic conditions and the increase in barriers health. There are great challenges and therefore great opportunities to make a difference in the lives of the people of Coos County. The area houses the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, featuring 500-foot dunes, and with the ocean just a few miles away, the adjacent bay, and abundant coastal rivers and forests, you can enjoy outdoor activities, a local arts and crafts scene, and the relaxing pace of Oregon coastal life. With the innovative public health work happening in Oregon, North Bend is a wonderful place to explore a future in public health. The OHA AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project is committed to building a diverse workforce to strengthen our work in Oregon communities. We value applicants who can bring lived experience to further OHA’s strategic goal to eliminate health inequities by 2030.

Member Duties : The member will strengthen sustainability for Waterfall Clinic’s ability to achieve health equity while addressing poverty on a systems level. The member will build on previous AmeriCorps projects by serving as a community liaison for health equity to take a systems-level approach to building healthy communities. The member will actively collaborate with local agencies in the implementation and sustainability of programs that reduce social barriers related to vision, dental health, and social determinants of health (SDH) influenced chronic disease. The AmeriCorps member will also enhance programs designed to address food insecurity for adults and youth in Coos County by acting as the coordinator for the Garden Program at Waterfall as well as act as Volunteer Coordinator for WF’s newly instituted Volunteer Program. The service will include the engagement of students in healthcare and health policy through Waterfall’s school-based health centers and reestablished Youth Action Council.

Program Benefits : Living Allowance , Training , Childcare assistance if eligible , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Health Coverage* , Education award upon successful completion of service , Stipend , Bus Pass, possible housing assistance, . *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Terms : Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended.

Service Areas : Health , Environment , Community and Economic Development , Children/Youth , Education , Community Outreach .

Skills : Team Work , Community Organization , Public Health , General Skills , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Communications .

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Fee Amount: None

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Sun Apr 09, 2023 - Tue May 07, 2024
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM

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(43.3891,-124.23756)
 

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