Multnomah County Health Center Healthy Food Coordinator

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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: Selections are made on a rolling basis and early applications are strongly encouraged. The last day to submit an application is April 102, 2023. Situated in vibrant Portland, Oregon, Multnomah County has a regional population of over 2 million with easy access to nature within the Portland City limits and to beaches and mountains barely an hour away by car. The area is served by safe, reliable public transportation and is entertained by nearly continuous arts, music, and cultural events. Multnomah County provides low-cost family health care at seven locations under the umbrella of our Community Health Center. We provide care to all Multnomah County residents, including those who are low-income and uninsured. In our county, poverty is prevalent among populations which experience healthcare inequities and health disparities (e.g., racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, and people for whom English is a second or other language). Over 70% of the patients at the Multnomah County Community Health Center make less than the federal poverty limit and over 40% prefer to be served in a language other than English. The OHA AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project is committed to building a diverse workforce to broaden and deepen our work in the communities we serve. Oregon is also committed to reducing the spread of COVID-19 and this position requires proof of vaccination. With the innovative public health work happening in Oregon, Portland is a wonderful place to explore a future in public health.

Member Duties : The AmeriCorps member will support the Multnomah County Health Center’s work with CSA Partnerships for Health (CSAP4H), which is an innovative food access program that works to reduce disease by turning community health centers into vibrant neighborhood spaces that distribute food from local farms. They will also use data to continue expanding insurance funding and outside partnerships to support client education, have a Community Health Worker (CHW) mentor, develop and streamline the internship program to support the work of CHWs, collect and disseminate data through surveys and data analysis, and may have opportunities to co-author material for publication in public health journals or conferences. Desired qualifications: Experience working with people who experience health disparities Excellent problem-solving skills Ability to build relationships and communicate in new environments Interest in food justice and creative health interventions

Program Benefits : Living Allowance , Monthly Transit pass . *

For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

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

Service Areas :Hunger , Community Outreach , Health , Education , Public Health AmeriCorps

Skills : Communications , Public Health

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Fee Amount: None

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