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College Health Corps, Minneapolis Health Department
The Minneapolis Health Department’s (MHD) mission is to improve the quality of life for all in the City by protecting the environment, preventing disease and injury, promoting healthy behaviors, and creating a city that is a healthy place to live, work, and play. A core part of MHD’s work is youth violence prevention. That includes the Blueprint Approved Institute (BPAI). BPAI is a capacity building initiative aimed at strengthening community-based agencies’ ability to deliver violence prevention work and increasing their capacity to access resources. MHD philosophical approach to implementing this initiative is to cultivate shared learning and networking acknowledging the fact that many of the solutions to address equity issues exist already within the community. By supporting the existing work of community-based providers and providing a platform for training and convening through BPAI, MHD can better promote health, wellbeing, and equity for all in the City. The VISTA will develop an evaluation plan for BPAI, use the results to implement program improvements, support ongoing refinement, and position the initiative for additional funding. MHD is partnering with the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center. UROC will provide training to the VISTA around community-based research methodology and evaluation practices. ---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 : With assistance and training from University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center research staff, the VISTA will create and implement a comprehensive evaluation plan for BPAI and train MHD staff on this new system, resulting in knowledge of multiple relevant evaluation methods and development of new tools. The VISTA will develop an implementation manual for BPAI that will allow MHD staff to continue to deliver the program successfully in future years. They will participate in the planning and piloting of BPAI training sessions with community providers to better understand the function of the program and how to create a framework of the BPAI model. They will develop a BPAI replication manual that could allow others to implement a similar model by gathering info from external stakeholders and documenting the BPAI model’s framework. This will include development of a communications plan to enhance the marketing of BPAI to the community in the future.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Bus pass and/or mileage reimbursement ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Education ,  Public Safety ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Social Services ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Health ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

College Health Corps, Minneapolis Health Department

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  05/04/2018 

Contact Coral Garner
250 S 4th St
Minneapolis   MN   55415
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78830