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Fond du Lac Tribe: Community Health and Resiliency VISTA
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior is a tribal community in Cloquet, Minnesota. This project engages community members in identifying existing and untapped sources of local strengths for health promotion. We will organize community-based participatory research that builds upon the Fond du Lac members’ collective experiences and empirical evidence capitalizing on community strengths in an effort to address the social determinants of health in tribal communities. The project team, including the VISTA member, will work closely with a community advisory council to plan, implement, analyze, and interpret results from our planned research. The project’s outcome will identify existing community-level resources that have an immediate impact on local policies and practices that can facilitate reductions in suicide, drug (particularly opioid) abuse and overdose, and that promote healing related to adverse childhood experiences.
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Member Duties : As a VISTA member with our program, you will help build capacity through community outreach and engagement. You will create educational materials about research process/plans and present them throughout the service term. You will also learn about and assist with focus group data collection and analysis. This will be an excellent opportunity to expand on existing knowledge of opioid epidemic and manners through which this can be addressed in rural communities. Applicant should hold a four year degree in health sciences or similar, or four years of relevant work experience, or some combination thereof. The applicant should be self-motivated, possess strong writing skills, and have a passion for increasing access to mental health resources for low-income communities. The applicant should also have experience with project planning and the ability to work within diverse communities.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Tribal ,  Health ,  Public Safety ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Public Health ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization . 
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Fond du Lac Tribe: Community Health and Resiliency VISTA

Program Start/End Date
04/27/2018  -   04/26/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  


Accepting Applications
From  02/08/2017  To  05/27/2018 

Contact Jennifer Duever
121 Oronoco St
Alexandria   VA   22314
7035049837 X122
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78454