Reproductive Health & Gender-Affirming Care Policy VISTA

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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 July 14, 2023. Within Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Health Systems Division, the Office of Medicaid serves Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members benefitting from Oregon's Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program. Approximately 1/3 or 1.4 million Oregonians currently benefit from OHP coverage including Reproductive Health & Gender-Affirming Care services, from all walks of life including working families, children, pregnant adults, single adults, and seniors. Each day at OHA, you will work to enhance the OHP member & provider experience alongside dedicated and thoughtful colleagues with the common goal of eliminating health inequities by 2030. The VISTA in this position will receive a monthly Portland Metro Area Trimet public transportation pass as well as ample opportunities to work & learn alongside Oregon Health Authority staff. With the innovative public health work happening in Oregon, Portland is a wonderful place to explore a future in public health.

Member Duties : The Reproductive Health & Gender-Affirming Care VISTA in the Health Systems Division Office of Medicaid will collaborate with Oregon Health Authority subject matter experts, research national best practices, and learn from community voices to write a policy analysis of current & developing public health policy’s effectiveness on these topics. With strong attention, you will detail where state programs are working well and where there is needed improvement. You will then recommend various policy & program changes to promote access to care for Oregon Health Plan members statewide. Finally, you will lead implementation on one or more recommendations at the discretion of the VISTA supervisor.

Desired skills:

1. Experience with Oregon Health Plan (Oregon’s Medicaid program) as a member, advocate, work experience, etc.

2. Experience collaborating on projects to complete a desired goal. This work is completed through an intersectional health equity lens and always centers OHP members.

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Health Coverage*, Stipend, Childcare assistance if eligible, Relocation Allowance, Transit Pass, Education award upon successful completion of service, Living Allowance. *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: Children/Youth, Tribal, Veterans, Health, Education, Community Outreach, Community and Economic Development.

Skills:General Skills, Communications, Public Health, Conflict Resolution, Medicine, Veterans, Education, Writing/Editing, Teamwork, Social Services.

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Fee Amount: None

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Sun Aug 13, 2023 - Tue Aug 13, 2024
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