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APIA Health and Wellness VISTA
 
 
 
The Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA) is a Tribal led non-profit organization serving the 13 Unangax tribes of the Aleutian Pribilof region. APIA Health Department is looking for a VISTA volunteer excited to address public health topics in impactful, culturally-relevant, and creative ways. The VISTA will support initiatives focused on addressing social and environmental determinants of health in the realms of food security, cancer prevention and healthy behavior promotion. Possible VISTA activities include: developing regional food system stakeholder listserv/network; engaging youth/young adults with social media communications; improving access to nutritious foods; assisting with creation of community walking maps; creating cancer prevention outreach, physical activity and nutrition education programming; and promoting workplace wellness activities. The VISTA will also help secure funding opportunities and may travel to the region to assist with community outreach events.
 
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Member Duties : The Health and Wellness VISTA will increase the capacity of the organization by assisting with the planning, development, and implementation of programs that focus on health promotion and outreach, disease prevention and food security concerns in the region. The Wellness VISTA will help develop program policies and procedures applicable to each ongoing project or program. The VISTA will also help with grant-writing to secure funding to support capacity for additional program initiatives and growth in the Wellness projects. Examples of specific activities the VISTA member will participate in: - Assisting with implementation of health fair and other health outreach events in the region - Expanding cancer prevention initiatives - Developing programs to increase physical activity in the region - Supporting food security projects like developing food security assessments - Develop worksite wellness initiatives
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  $200 a month payment towards housing ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Hunger ,  Tribal . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Public Health ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
APIA Health and Wellness VISTA

Program Start/End Date
10/24/2022  -   10/24/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  

Accepting Applications
From  08/08/2022  To  09/23/2022 

Contact Tim McCleary
731 E 8th Ave
Anchorage   AK   99501
907-744-8470
tmccleary@ruralcap.org
alaskaamericorps.org/

Listing ID 108238


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