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College Health Corps, UMN Opioid Prevention & Intervention
 
 
 
The Mission of the University of Minnesota is threefold, focusing on Research, Education, and Outreach. Research: We seek new knowledge that can change how we all work and live. At the University of Minnesota, students do research alongside top professors in all majors. Education: We prepare students to meet the great challenges facing our state, our nation, and our world. Outreach: We apply our expertise to meet the needs of Minnesota, our nation, and the world. We partner with communities across Minnesota to engage our students, faculty, and staff in addressing society's most pressing issues. This VISTA position will focus on community-based solutions to the opioid crisis, which is currently the most critical public health issue in northeastern Minnesota, focusing on capacity building for rural northeastern Minnesota counties working with the University of Minnesota on the USDA-NIFA Rural Health and Safety Education Grant and the SAMHSA Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Grant. The VISTA will build on existing partnerships with local, regional, state, and national agencies to enhance opioid prevention efforts and build systems to reduce overdose and expand understanding and options for treatment and build community Recovery Capital. This project is part of the College Health Corps (CHC) VISTA Program, operated by Minnesota Campus Compact. The CHC increases low-income individuals’ access to health care, health education, food, and basic needs through capacity building projects, including partnerships between higher education and community based organizations. Professional development focuses on health equity, the social determinants of health, and effective partnership development. --- ***Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor . Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
 
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Member Duties : Expand and create partnerships to increase capacity and community Recovery Capital for rural communities in northeastern Minnesota. Create and disseminate opioid-focused technical assistance materials and tools for community members and healthcare providers. Expand local and regional community coalition partnerships to increase understanding on effective prevention/intervention strategies to decrease opioid use. Build policy, protocols, and programming around naloxone to ensure access and effective use.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Public Health ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
College Health Corps, UMN Opioid Prevention & Intervention

Program Start/End Date
02/03/2019  -   02/02/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  11/09/2018  To  01/08/2019 

Contact Laura Palombi
1110 Kirby Dr
Duluth   MN   55812
218-726-6066
lpalombi@d.umn.edu
www.pharmacy.umn.edu/
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 84735


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