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College Health Corps, Open Door Health Center
Open Door Health Center (ODHC) is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center with a mission of advancing access to quality, affordable, culturally appropriate health care through patient-centered, collaborative medical, dental and behavioral health services for all people across southern Minnesota. Our primary and preventive healthcare services are uniquely targeted toward low-income, underserved individuals including immigrants and refugees. ODHC has a strong community health team that advocates for patients and assists with additional needs (often basic needs) for resources and information that may be identified during a routine dental, medical, or behavioral health appointment. Our Enrollment department assists individuals in exploring options and gaining health insurance coverage through the MNsure Health insurance marketplace, including renewals and follow-up for Federal, State and private insurance plans. The VISTA will work closely with our Outreach, Enrollment and Community Health teams toward advancing the “Southern Minnesota Health Education Outreach” Project, which aims to promote health education and access to information and resources on a grassroots level in the communities we serve. ---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 : This is a unique opportunity to make an impact in immigrant and refugee communities. The VISTA will learn about the challenges many face in accessing health resources as well as various aspects of working in the field of community health and outreach. The VISTA will also gain knowledge in health insurance options available to low-income individuals. The VISTA will work closely with Outreach, Enrollment and Community Health staff to develop and help pilot initiatives aimed at increasing access to services and health education opportunities in our services areas throughout Southern Minnesota. VISTA responsibilities may include: *Help develop health education programs. *Build and strengthen community partnerships. *Help develop informational resources for distribution and distribution methods. *Help develop unique ways to reach individuals facing multiple barriers to accessing care. *Recruit and work with project volunteers. *Participate in outreach and enrollment training opportunities
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  staff discount on medical and dental ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Public Health ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

College Health Corps, Open Door Health Center

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Spanish preferred not required

Accepting Applications
From  03/02/2018  To  06/12/2018 

Contact Lauren Mendez McConkey
309 Holly Ln
Mankato   MN   56001
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78849