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Pickaway Addiction Action Coalition VISTA
 
 
 
As an VISTA member, you will enhance the capacity of local networks to respond to the opioid crisis by joining a coalition that is implementing intervention strategies known to reduce opioid addiction and overdose deaths. You will learn best practices as you address the epidemic locally and you and your coalition will benefit from the skills, tools and practices that will be shared through a program that supports eight coalitions in this network. Within your year of service, you will improve the health of Ohio communities. Berger Health Foundation is the backbone organization of the Pickaway Addiction Action Coalition (PAAC), launched in 2015. The group has engaged a facilitator, gathered local data about addiction, and developed a 12-point plan for addressing the opioid epidemic, including prevention education, linking patients to treatments, and creating a diversion model for law enforcement. This grant-funded program will expand prevention education, increase drug take back, and engage prescribers in best prescribing practices. PAAC will implement a pilot program to address prescription drug misuse risk factors among student athletes by educating school athletic departments (athletic directors, coaches, athletes and their parents). All identified trusted adults (guardians, relatives, faculty, teachers, staff) will receive prescription drug misuse education. In two school systems, when any athlete has a sports-related injury, the athlete, coach, and parents will receive follow-up education about risks of prescription opioid misuse. Berger Health will engage its 30 primary care physicians and nurse practitioners in efforts to reduce opioids prescribed, and will host three drug takeback events. In addition, PAAC plans to initiate a public education campaign that includes PSAs and live presentations by physicians, nurses, and coalition members.
 
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Member Duties : You will contribute to the goals of the coalition through activities that will be based on local needs and your skills. You will help conduct an environmental scan of community context and need. Expand community knowledge about PAAC while strengthening partnerships and expanding the drug coalition network. Help improve materials that support opioid-related projects and programming in the community. Conduct outreach for participant recruitment in events, on advisory councils and other areas. Help track data related to this grant and assess results of program offerings. Improve and expand program delivery. Assist with PAAC meetings and use technology to develop systems of organizational effectiveness.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Pickaway Addiction Action Coalition VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/19/2018  -   07/18/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  04/20/2018  To  06/08/2018 

Contact Larry Halm
600 N Pickaway St
Circleville   OH   43113
740-420-8087
ehenrich@oacbha.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80351


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