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College Health Corps, Rochester Community Schools
Rochester Community Schools is a cross-sector partnership focused on supporting student success in three sites of the Rochester Public Schools. A key strategy in our work is addressing the health and wellness of students and their families. It can be challenging for families to make healthcare a priority when common barriers including transportation, cost, and availability stand in the way. And when these needs are met, students can better attend, learn, and succeed. With our team, you will develop systems to link physical, social, and emotional health systems. First, examining the current data collection process at the three community schools, then working with Mayo Clinic researchers and professionals to analyze this data and seek cross-partner solutions. Finally, the VISTA will develop and administer a health survey to assess the current health status of the students, in partnership with University of Minnesota Rochester students. During this year, the VISTA will support the ongoing health efforts of our team, gaining valuable experience in health system development with the professionals in our medical, education, nonprofit, and public health partners. ---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. --- ***Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor . Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
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Member Duties : Work with leaders across Rochester to improve access for low-income students in our Community Schools to primary care as well as increase preventative health services within the school and broader community. You will collaborate with health and education leaders to develop a data system that will allow for health data to be collected in a consistent manner at each community school site while providing data to the schools and community partners that provides a clearer picture of the health status of students within the buildings. Create and administer a health survey for current students, families, and staff to set a baseline, and create health-based educational offerings to increase health literacy. Finally, you will work with the school staff to understand and improve communication links between schools and health care systems, including the Mayo Clinic Medical Director for Schools.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Bus pass, professional development ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Health ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Public Health ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Education ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

College Health Corps, Rochester Community Schools

Program Start/End Date
07/09/2018  -   07/08/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2018  To  06/12/2018 

Contact Julie Ruzek
615 7th St SW
Rochester   MN   55902
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78817