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CoF FHP Project Development Specialist VISTA
 
 
 
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the sole community hospital serving interior Alaska. The organization conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in 2019 to identify unmet health needs of the area. In 2020, teams were created to collaborate on the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and meet priorities defined in the CHNA. The VISTA will support development and success of the community partner work teams. There are 4 CHIP focus areas, with a team for each. They are mental health care, senior care, Adverse Childhood Experiences/Trauma, and healthy behaviors. A 5th focus, responding to Covid-19 was added, and each prior team now includes impact and outcomes of Covid-19. Each team aims to improve resources, services, and access to care; particularly for those who are underserved, have unmet needs, and/or who are in poverty or at risk for poverty. Project work includes outreach, managing systems for team communication and process, conducting research, analyzing resources, gathering and reporting data, defining metrics, and evaluating and summarizing best practice models. Project work will focus on senior care and mental health teams. The senior population of interior Alaska has too few affordable safe housing and assisted living options. Similar needs exist for those with mental health needs who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. Each of these teams is focused on building capacity for independent living and supportive services. The project will establish advocacy and awareness efforts, evaluate funding opportunities, and research model programs. The objectives of the role are to 1) understand the FHP CHNA and CHIP, 2) support and increase collaboration of each work team, 3) build capacity of the senior care team focused on low income independent and assisted living, 4) build capacity of the mental health team focused on safe housing for low income individuals with mental health needs.
 
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Member Duties : Orient to the hospital CHNA and CHIP project by reviewing standards required of non-profit hospitals, FHP plans and documents, and health factors and outcome measures for the service area. Support activities of the teams for the 4 CHIP priorities by organizing communication tools, assisting with tasks that advance team tactics, developing dashboards for improvement mapping, and evaluating teams’ progress. Communicate the work of CHIP teams by drafting web page and social media content. Assist the senior care and mental health teams with advocacy/awareness campaigns by planning events and platforms including print campaigns. Research solutions for assisted living and housing for low-income seniors. Research models for safe housing for those with mental health needs. Provide teams with summary resources for models and organize and evaluate input. Investigate funding opportunities and requirements for the senior care team and the mental health team for model development and promotion.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Elder Care ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Medicine ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Social Services ,  Recruitment ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Health . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
CoF FHP Project Development Specialist VISTA

Program Start/End Date
02/16/2021  -   02/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  11/20/2020  To  01/05/2021 

Contact Carol Davila
Foundation Health Partners
Fairbanks   AK   99701
907-458-5545
carol.davila@foundationhealth.org
www.foundationhealth.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 100134


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