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College Health Corps, Open Door Health Center
 
 
 
Open Door Health Center (ODHC) is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center with a mission of advancing access to quality, affordable, culturally appropriate health care through patient-centered, collaborative medical, dental and behavioral health services for all people across southern Minnesota. Our primary and preventive healthcare services are uniquely targeted toward low-income, underserved individuals including immigrants and refugees. ODHC has a strong community health team that advocates for patients and assists with additional needs (often basic needs) for resources and information that may be identified during a routine dental, medical, or behavioral health appointment. Our Enrollment department assists individuals in exploring options and gaining health insurance coverage through the MNsure Health insurance marketplace, including renewals and follow-up for Federal, State and private insurance plans. The VISTA will work closely with our Outreach, Enrollment and Community Health teams toward advancing the “Southern Minnesota Health Education Outreach” Project, which aims to promote health education and access to information and resources on a grassroots level in the communities we serve. ---This project is part of the College Health Corps (CHC) VISTA Program, operated by Minnesota Campus Compact. The CHC increases low-income individuals’ access to health care, health education, food, and basic needs through capacity building projects, including partnerships between higher education and community based organizations. Professional development focuses on health equity, the social determinants of health, and effective partnership development. --- ***Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early. Candidates must also email a resume and cover letter.***
 
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Member Duties : This is a unique opportunity to make a real impact in diverse communities. The VISTA will learn about the challenges that many individuals face in accessing health resources, the various aspects of working in the field of community health and outreach, and health insurance options available to low-income individuals. The VISTA will work closely with Outreach, Enrollment and Community Health staff to develop and help pilot initiatives aimed at increasing access to services and health education opportunities in our services areas throughout Southern Minnesota. Responsibilities: Help develop health education programs. Build and strengthen community partnerships. Help to identify and write grant proposals. Develop informational resources for distribution and distribution methods. Develop ways to reach individuals facing multiple barriers to accessing care. Recruit and work with project volunteers. Participate in outreach and enrollment training opportunities.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Discount on medical and dental services ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  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 attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Communications ,  Social Services ,  Education ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Health . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
College Health Corps, Open Door Health Center

Program Start/End Date
07/25/2017  -   07/28/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Languages
Spanish preferred

Accepting Applications
From  02/27/2017  To  05/01/2017 

Contact Lauren Mendez McConkey
309 Holly Ln
Mankato   MN   56001
507-388-8351
MendezMcConkey.Lauren@odhc.org
mncampuscompact.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71727


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