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College Health Corps Community-Based Positions 2017-18
 
 
 
The College Health Corps is a cohort of 12 VISTAs serving at clinics, nonprofits, and colleges/universities around the state of Minnesota to promote health equity and address the social determinants of health through capacity building activities such as outreach, communications, grant writing, partnership development, and piloting new programs. (Project roles and responsibilities will depend on specific site locations. Sites have included the American Indian Cancer Foundation, the Minneapolis Health Department, the People’s Center Clinic, the Cedar-Riverside Health Commons, and various community garden projects and various school-based clinics.) Low-income community members face an array of systemic barriers to affordable and culturally responsive health care, mental health care, dental services, wellness programs, health insurance, emergency food, nutrition services, and health education programs. Join us in dismantling these barriers and creating a healthier state for all. This program provides an excellent gap year experience for those interested in fields such as public health, medicine, and allied health professions, with professional development focused on health equity, the social determinants of health, effective partnership development, and social change leadership. *** Specific sites and positions will be announced on March 6, 2017 at http://mncampuscompact.org/what-we-do/initiatives/college-health-corps/. Submit an application now for an early screening interview and priority referral to specific positions comes March 6.***
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.




Member Duties : Each VISTA position will have distinct responsibilities. Here are some common projects: • Develop outreach and community engagement strategies and materials • Establish and maintain partnerships, including between higher education and community-based organizations • Develop culturally-specific health and wellness resources • Create new volunteer programs to increase organizational capacity • Train staff and volunteers on new resources and services • Perform research on evidence-based program models • Develop needs assessments and/or program evaluation tools • Write grants and develop other resources • Create a communication plan and marketing materials • Develop tracking systems to assess referrals, services used, etc. • Identify ways to leverage campus assets to increase healthcare access • Develop and pilot prevention and intervention programs • Create and enhance systems to strengthen organizational infrastructure
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Some sites may offer a housing subsidy ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Tribal ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
College Health Corps Community-Based Positions 2017-18

Program Start/End Date
07/25/2017  -   07/31/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  10/31/2016  To  03/05/2017 

Contact Sinda Nichols
2211 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis   MN   55454
612-436-2080
sinda@mncampuscompact.org
mncampuscompact.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 70291


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