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Addressing Ohio's Opiate Epidemic - Fairfield County VISTA
The Fairfield County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board, a local county behavioral health authority, was the first in the state (2009) to establish an Opiate Task Force (OTF) with concerned community partners. Since its inception, the Fairfield County OTF, in collaboration with the ADAMH Board, has implemented several grants: 1) a Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) Grant through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS) that focused on opioid use among transition age youth, 2) a federal Harold Rogers Grant through the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice in collaboration with the National Center for State Courts. This grant resulted in the development of a Community Behavioral Health Indicators web page, partnership with the county jail to collect data to gain insights into the behavioral health needs of those served by the jail, and expanding school-based prevention, and 3) A Community Collective Impact Grant through OMHAS is anticipated to expand the current structure and capacity of the OTF in order to strengthen efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in Fairfield County. The Hub Organizational Structure is proposed to be expanded to include, in addition to the Board, four sub-committees including: 1) Advocacy, 2) Education/Prevention, 3) Recovery Supports, and 4) Treatment. Recruitment of community members to become engaged with the increased scope of work expected is anticipated to begin by late summer. A second area of interest related to Addressing Ohio’s Opioid Epidemic is recruiting and training OMHAS Certified Peer Support Workers. Persons with lived experience can play a vital role in engaging and helping to sustain persons throughout the recovery process. Weblinks of interest:
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Member Duties : Assist County Hub to Combat Opioid Addiction: 1) Research and write grants; 2) Help organize and implement the County Hub; 3) Research and write educational materials and papers; 4) Develop community outreach opportunities for the County Hub; and 5) Develop and implement a comprehensive plan to recruit, engage, and train individuals in recovery to become certified Peer Recovery Supporters.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Social Services ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology . 
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Addressing Ohio's Opiate Epidemic - Fairfield County VISTA

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

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

Contact Rhonda Myers
108 W Main St
Lancaster   OH   43130
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79430