OHA Health Equity Partnership & Communications VISTA

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ORGANIZATION: Oregon Health Authority

Member Duties : The member will elevate/amplify community wisdom and experience to policy makers. You will identify, support and engage community-based partners (CBOs) who work on public health priorities and Oregon’s State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) from the Office of the State Public Health Director. The member will: 1) Support communications for OHA and CBO partners 2) engage with partners to identify and provide culturally appropriate technical assistance for CBOs and LPHAs. 3) Collaborate with staff to build cross-sector partnerships and build internal knowledge. 4) facilitate and evaluate trainings and community health education for community partners. The member must demonstrate commitment to anti-racist practices and health equity. They must be comfortable connecting with new people and identifying opportunities for change. This requires someone who is a self-starter, can work independently, and enjoys being on a team. Lived experience is valued and being bilingual is desired. Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance , Transit pass , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training , Health Coverage* , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Stipend . *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/vista/benefits. Terms : Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours . Service Areas : Education , Community Outreach , Health . Skills : Conflict Resolution , Community Organization , Computers/Technology , Team Work , General Skills , Public Health , Communications . Service Description : This position joins Oregon Health Authority’s statewide AmeriCorps VISTA team. In addition to activities at your individual site, members receive 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, 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 June 12, 2023. This position is with the Community Engagement and the Strategic Initiatives Teams in the Office of the State Public Health Director, which is responsible for planning and coordinating public health policy development across the Public Health Division (PHD). The unit supports the work of PHD programs, coordinates across divisions of OHA, and collaborates with cross-sector partners outside OHA. You will work closely with the team leading implementation of PHD’s work in health improvement, public health modernization and equity. This VISTA project will connect with community partners across the state, amplifying community innovation to inform state policy through working with 199 funded community-based organizations aligning with our public health modernization efforts. Work can be entirely remote, in the Portland office, or hybrid. Professional development opportunities include conferences, training about social determinants of health, equity, cross-sector partnership, and mentorship. 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 goal to eliminate health inequities by 2030. With the innovative and equity driven work happening in Oregon, the Public Health Division is a wonderful place to explore a future in public health.

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About Oregon Health Authority


800 NE Oregon St, Portland, OR 97232, US

Mission Statement

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 members serve full-time, forty hours per week in a capacity building role in statewide organizations, local public health departments, Tribal governments or non-profits across the state of Oregon. Our members serve in areas of: community partnership development, health equity, volunteer recruitment and training, fundraising, communication and marketing, communicable disease prevention, and more. Work is done in an indirect service and capacity building role in a professional office setting and there are many opportunities for training and professional development. AmeriCorps members with OHA focus their efforts on bulding the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that improve health services. They develop programs to meet a need, write grants, and recruit and train volunteers.

In August 2019 the OHA AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project celebrated it's 10th year and conducted a program evaluation, culminating in a report A Summary Evaluation: Looking Back at Ten Years of Individual, Organizational, and System-Level Impacts (2009 - 2019). The evaluation explored the program’s impact on AmeriCorps members, the public health workforce, organizations AmeriCorps members serve with, public health systems AmeriCorps members have developed or reinforced, and poverty alleviation.


Computers & Technology
Health & Medicine
Community, Computers & Technology, Health & Medicine


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800 NE Oregon StPortland, OR 97232



  • Community Outreach
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Networking
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year
  • This is a one-year service opportunity from August 12, 2024 through August 11, 2025

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