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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 : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Public Health ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Communications . 
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College Health Corps, UMN Opioid Prevention & Intervention

Program Start/End Date
04/15/2019  -   04/13/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  


Accepting Applications
From  02/25/2019  To  03/12/2019 

Contact Laura Palombi
1110 Kirby Dr
Duluth   MN   55812
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 84735