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Eco3.21 Healthy Northland Health Equity VISTA
Healthy Northland, a collaborative effort across seven counties in NE MN, seeks to improve the quality of life and health of all people in NE MN. Supported by the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) through the Minnesota Department of Health, Healthy Northland aims to address health inequities through policy, system, and environmental change. The Healthy Northland Health Equity VISTA member will work closely with public health staff at local, regional, and state levels to become an expert in health equity research, resources, and best practices. Then the VISTA member will apply this knowledge to local efforts addressing health inequities across the Healthy Northland region in low income populations. The VISTA member will support health equity efforts at all levels of public health (local, regional, and state) as well as to add capacity to locally driven efforts across the region. The VISTA member will engage with local communities to ensure that all people, specifically those in poverty, in NE MN have what they need to be healthy. While based at the Carlton-Cook-Lake-St. Louis County Community Health Board (CCLS CHB) in Duluth, the VISTA member will have the unique opportunity to work across several public health programs and establish connections across region and state. The work is expected to be varied and dynamic to meet the needs of local communities. Through this role the VISTA member will refine their skills while acquiring new tools to help build thriving communities. VISTA member will be part of the Ecolibrium3 AmeriCorps VISTA cohort serving in northeastern Minnesota. Although each member is serving in a unique position, all cohort members will participate in VISTA specific activities such as regular cohort meetings, collaborative projects, professional development opportunities, and trainings. Additionally, cohort members will jointly complete one community service project of their cooperative design.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : 1. Build capacity, trust, and partnerships in a variety of ways towards establishing long-term relationships to address health inequities. 2. Conduct research into health equity data, interpret data and develop resources. 3. Complete needs assessments and engage local communities in collaboration with public health and community partners to document barriers to health equity. 4. Create region specific resources and serve as a local expert to assist local healthy equity efforts. 5. Lead opportunities for individuals and communities to learn about health equity and collaborate to address inequities. 6. Add capacity in a variety of ways to locally driven efforts to build health equity (e.g., program design and evaluation; data collection and analysis; social media campaigns, website design and communications; create reports, resources, templates, and guides; facilitate community engagement efforts; grant writing support) 7. Host conversations and manage conflict with finesse.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Leadership ,  Public Health ,  Communications ,  Team Work . 
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Eco3.21 Healthy Northland Health Equity VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2021  -   08/01/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/05/2021  To  08/01/2021 

Contact Lucas Giese
2014 W Superior St
Duluth   MN   55806

Listing ID 104982