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Fayette County Prevention Coalition VISTA
 
 
 
As an AmeriCorps VISTA member with the Fayette County Prevention Coalition serving in Washington Court House, 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 services, you will improve the health of Ohio communities through supporting the capacity of your local coalition to reduce the rate of opioid-related deaths. This project expands a coalition created in 2014 to battle the opioid epidemic in Fayette County, where 2016 data shows that 68% of all children’s services cases are related to substance use issues, 64% of common pleas court cases are related to opioids, and 60% of individuals in substance use treatment have heroin or other opioid use issues. The coalition includes school systems, businesses, media, law enforcement, faith based and civic organizations, health care organizations, and treatment services. The coalition has received several capacity-building grants from Ohio’s Prevention Action Alliance. Last year, the coalition also received a $125,000 grant from the Drug Free Communities program, funded by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, to support substance abuse prevention programs at the county level. This project supports the coalition’s expansion of prevention education and drug take back efforts, as well as the coalition’s work in engaging prescribers in reducing opioids prescribed.
 
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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: This will include: conducting a community needs assessment; strengthening partnerships and expanding networks; volunteer recruitment; conducting outreach for educational programming participants; using evidence-based materials to develop media and advertising campaigns on substance abuse prevention; and performing program evaluation.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  Public Health ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Fayette County Prevention 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  04/27/2018  To  06/08/2018 

Contact Kylena France
175 S 3rd St
Columbus   OH   43215
740-335-7282
ehenrich@oacbha.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80631


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