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Clark County Substance Abuse Coalition
As an AmeriCorps 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 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. McKinley Hall, a nonprofit substance abuse treatment facility, is the fiscal agent for the Clark County Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Supports Coalition. The coalition works with the Clark County Combined Health District, Mercy Health, Rocking Horse Center (a Federally Qualified Health Center), the Clark, Green, and Madison Counties Recovery and Mental Health Board, Springfield Housing Authority, Clark County Jail, Springfield Police Department, Clark County Family and Children’s Services, West Central Community Correctional Facility, Juvenile Courts, and other local organizations. The coalition collects and shares local data in community forums. Springfield Regional Medical Center has implemented a narcotic-free ED; all three health organizations coordinate to increase access to care for those with opioid use disorders. The coalition has founded a Project DAWN and educated the community about Narcan. This project provides expanded prevention education to students and adults, increasing evidence-based resiliency-building skills training into two additional schools, engaging primary care prescribers of Mercy Health and Rocking Horse in initiatives to reduce opioids prescribed, monitoring the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) report for the county, and expanding drug take back.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : You will contribute to the goals of the coalition through activities that will be based on local needs and your skills. As our AmeriCorps VISTA you will become familiar with the needs of the community through various activities designed to increase prevention and intervention efforts while supporting clinicians in reducing opioids prescribed. Activities include expanding community knowledge that supports the program effort, strengthening partnerships and expand networks, improving materials that support programming, assessing results of program offerings, improving and/or expanding program delivery and using technology to develop systems of organizational effectiveness.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  Public Speaking ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Community Organization . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Clark County Substance Abuse Coalition

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  05/01/2018  To  06/29/2018 

Contact Wendy Doolittle
2624 Lexington Ave
Springfield   OH   45505
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80675