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Montgomery County Community Overdose Action Team Support
This placement will put you in the heart of the opiate epidemic – Montgomery County Ohio. You will experience and learn unique skills related to community planning at a macro level with county governmental entities who are using a collective impact model and incident command structure to address addiction. You will work with community leaders in a multi-disciplinary team including public administration, social work, addiction, criminal justice, business leaders, and many others. While Montgomery County is at ground zero of the opiate epidemic in terms of unintentional overdose deaths, the county is also at ground zero in terms of innovative, collective community approaches to harm reduction, prevention, education/information, and treatment & recovery supports. Montgomery County has the highest unintentional drug overdose death rate in the State of Ohio. In early 2016, the County Commissioners convened a community-wide forum to request community stakeholders to convene and work together to address the epidemic. Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County and Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services have taken the lead to coordinate these community-wide efforts. Under this leadership, community partners have come together to form the Community Overdoes Action Team (COAT). The COAT operates under a Collective Impact Model and the National Incident Management System framework. The National Incident Management System framework provides a consistent template for partners to work together to respond to local, state and federal emergencies. The work of the Community Overdose Action Team seeks to stabilize the number of people dying from drug overdoses and reduce the number of fatal overdoses. All aspects of reducing deaths due to drug overdoses are included in the effort. Specific teams are working on prevention, treatment, law enforcement, the court system, opioid prescriptions, education and outreach.
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Member Duties : Help organize and implement the County Hub to Combat Opioid Addiction. Learn about the Hub and member organizations. Begin attending Hub meetings to learn about the structure and general topics covered. Research and write educational materials and papers related to opioid addiction. Research promising prevention, treatment, and recovery support approaches as directed by leadership. Develop digital and social media education packets to be distributed via web and social media channels. Develop an information distribution plan and timeline for how materials will be shared. (i.e. MyStrength app implementation). Develop and implement a comprehensive plan to recruit, engage, and train individuals in recovery to become certified Peer Recovery Supporters in Ohio. Research and write grants in support of efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Public Speaking ,  Public Health ,  Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Veterans ,  Leadership . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Montgomery County Community Overdose Action Team Support

Program Start/End Date
08/24/2018  -   08/23/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  05/30/2018  To  06/29/2018 

Contact Andrea Doolittle
409 E Monument Ave
Dayton   OH   45402
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79384