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College Health Corps - UMN Opioid Prevention & Intervention
 
 
 
The Mission of the University of Minnesota is threefold, focusing on Research, Education, and Outreach. Research: We seek new knowledge that can change how we all work and live. At the University of Minnesota, students do research alongside top professors in all majors. Education: We prepare students to meet the great challenges facing our state, our nation, and our world. Outreach: We apply our expertise to meet the needs of Minnesota, our nation, and the world. We partner with communities across Minnesota to engage our students, faculty, and staff in addressing society's most pressing issues. This VISTA position will focus on community-based solutions to the opioid crisis, which is currently the most critical public health issue in northeastern Minnesota, focusing on capacity building for both the University of Minnesota and community partners. The VISTA will build on existing partnerships with local, regional, state, and national agencies to enhance opioid prevention efforts and build systems to reduce overdoses and expand understanding and options for treatment. ---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.***
 
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps member will be responsible for the following: *Expand and create partnerships to increase capacity for a community-based Opioid Center *Expand local and regional community coalition partnerships to increase understanding on effective prevention/intervention strategies to decrease opioid use *Build policy, protocols, and programming around naloxone to ensure access and effective use *Engage with Carlton County Public Health & Human Services on efforts to address homelessness in Carlton County among individuals with opioid use disorder
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  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 ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Public Safety ,  Homelessness . 
 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Health ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
College Health Corps - UMN Opioid Prevention & Intervention

Program Start/End Date
01/29/2018  -   01/28/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  10/25/2017  To  12/29/2017 

Contact Laura Palombi
1110 Kirby Dr
Duluth   MN   55812
218-726-6066
lpalombi@d.umn.edu
http://mncampuscompact.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 77260


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