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ShareCorps -Meigs Co.Health Dept.- Public Health Liaison
Meigs Co. Health Dept. (MCHD) is a local public health department and a political sub-division of the State of Ohio serving the rural Appalachian residents of Meigs County since (circa) 1920 by preventing, promoting and protecting public health through mandated programs: Environmental Health, Public Health Nursing and Vital Statistics as well as various auxiliary programs presently including WIC; Children With Medical Handicaps; Public Health Emergency Response; Maternal and Child Health; Creating Healthy Communities; Community Health Worker/Care Coordination. The MCHD is governed by a five member Board of Health (BOH). Members are appointed to five year terms by the District Advisory Council (DAC), which consists of the presidents of each Board of Township Trustees; the president of the Board of County Commissioners and Village Mayors. Work of the MCHD is supported by a one mill tax levy; fees for services; State subsidy; federal/state grants and awards from other sources. Current MCHD staff consists of 18 full and part-time employees.
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Member Duties : Develop and implement marketing and community outreach programs on behalf of Meig’s County Health Department to enhance public health and anti-poverty initiatives including improved access to healthy food options. Work with stakeholders in the community and recruit, educate, and track volunteers to implement community gardens, enhance school gardens, promote the Farmer’s Market, and make fresh produce available at local food pantries. Manage the MCHD social media pages and website, coordinate and participate in community events, survey constituents, make presentations through the county, and develop educational curriculum and materials to increase the awareness of the community to nutritional and food access issues.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Health . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Public Health . 
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ShareCorps -Meigs Co.Health Dept.- Public Health Liaison

Program Start/End Date
06/22/2018  -   06/21/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  


Accepting Applications
From  02/20/2018  To  05/30/2018 

Contact Caitlin Ballinger
112 E Memorial Dr
Pomeroy   OH   45769
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78607