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BMVP - Increasing Healthcare Access for Native Americans
 
 
 
The Native American Development Corporation provides technical and financial resources necessary for economic, business, and community development in Native communities located in our four-state service area which includes Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The City of Billings is adjacent to the Crow Nation and Northern Cheyenne Reservation and poverty rates are 34% and just under 50% respectively. Various risk factors such, as historical trauma, lack of language and culture knowledge, limited connections with elders, and unhealthy environments can contribute to mental health problems and other illnesses. In Billings, approximately 5,900 Urban Natives lost their access to consistent local care when the Indian Health Board of Billings closed their doors in May 2017. Many established agencies struggle in their attempts to retain and treat Native patients due to the importance of integrating traditional Native American healing practices into mainstream treatment interventions. Currently, Urban Natives have little or no access to culturally competent health care. With no local Urban Indian Clinic, Urban Natives eligible for health care through IHS have been forced to travel over an hour away to seek cultural healing practices from the Pryor Health Station and Crow/Northern Cheyenne Hospital in Crow Agency. Supporting the Billings Urban Indian Health and Wellness Center will foster community wellbeing and increase access to health care for low income Native Americans living on and off Reservations. Access to culturally competent health care that combines traditional healing practices with conventional medical practices will strengthen resiliency to health risks for Native Americans in Billings, MT. This project will alleviate poverty through appropriate healthcare access for all in impoverished communities, which will support Native American health resiliency.
 
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Member Duties : Join a professional team in fostering Native American community well-being and increasing access to healthcare! Supporting the Billings Urban Indian Health and Wellness Center will foster community wellbeing and increase access to health care for low income Native Americans living on and off Reservations. This will require conducting a healthcare needs assessment, development of a Resource Development Plan, creating a Communication Plan to expand community knowledge of BUIHWC services, developing outreach materials and marketing strategies, and creation of programming and marketing materials for client education and outreach. This project will help alleviate poverty by providing new or improved access to culturally competent healthcare that combines traditional healing practices with conventional medical practices that will strengthen resiliency to health risks for Native Americans that will help them succeed in work, school and life.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*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 ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Housing ,  Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Public Health ,  Public Speaking ,  Counseling ,  Writing/Editing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
BMVP - Increasing Healthcare Access for Native Americans

Program Start/End Date
07/08/2019  -   07/06/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/02/2019  To  06/30/2019 

Contact Brenda Beckett
2825 3rd Ave N
Billings   MT   59101
4066578286
beckettb@ci.billings.mt.us
www.CityofBillings.net/vista
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 73865


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