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Addressing Substance Abuse & Behavioral Health Mobile Clinic
As an AmeriCorps VISTA member, you will enhance the capacity of local networks to respond to the opioid crisis by joining a consortium that will implement intervention strategies known to reduce opioid addiction and overdose deaths. Within your year of service, you will improve the health of rural Ohio communities through supporting the capacity of your local consortium to reduce the rate of opioid-related deaths. Ohio Northern University’s project builds on an existing mobile clinic created through a consortium of ONU, the county health department, the critical access hospital in Hardin County, and a Federally Qualified Health Center in Hardin County. Currently, the mobile clinic serves only Hardin County. The project will expand the service area of the mobile clinic to Allen and Hancock Counties, through collaborations with providers who have expertise in substance use disorders and behavioral healthcare, including Mercy St. Rita’s Health Partners and Blanchard Valley Medical Center. The service area is rural, with significant poverty and multiple barriers to healthcare access. It is designated as a health professional shortage area. Many communities in the area are also designated as medically underserved. The mobile clinic engages a multidisciplinary team of student nurses and student pharmacists as well as licensed prescribers, nurses and pharmacists to address the problems of substance use disorders and other behavioral health issues. The clinic’s team also will provide extensive prevention education to children and adults throughout the service area.
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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: conduct an environmental scan of community context and need; expand community knowledge that supports the program effort; strengthen partnerships and expand networks; improve materials that support programming; conduct outreach for participant recruitment; assess results of program offerings; improve or expand program delivery; and use technology to develop systems of organizational effectiveness.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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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 ,  Education . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Social Services ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Public Health ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Addressing Substance Abuse & Behavioral Health Mobile Clinic

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2018  To  06/08/2018 

Contact Michael Rush
525 S Main St
Ada   OH   45810
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80677