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Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine Outreach VISTA
 
 
 
The Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) Founders Clinic in Oregon City provides primary healthcare to low-income, uninsured adults living in Clackamas County, OR. Over half of CVIM’s patients are native Spanish speakers, many of who are recent immigrants, ineligible for the Oregon Health Plan and insecurely housed. Services are provided by a volunteer staff of medical and allied health professionals. The CVIM Founders Clinic is the only free clinic in Clackamas County. As a ‘safety net’ clinic, CVIM is available to any low-income (at or below 250% or the FPL) adult in Clackamas County who does not have health insurance or is under-insured. All care is provided at no cost to the patients, by over 120 active medical, allied health and administrative volunteers. We partner with over 50 different organizations who donate in-kind products and services, and who provide specialty care by referral from the clinic. Increasingly, the CVIM patient population is comprised of rural, under-resourced and marginalized Hispanic/Latinx individuals who suffer from undetected, long-neglected and chronic health conditions that impact their ability to work and care for their families. In the short term, this can result in expensive and unnecessary emergency department use in lieu of primary medical care. In the long run, it can result in preventable health conditions becoming disabling and/or life threatening. Entire families are often drawn into negative spirals keeping them locked in a cycle of poverty. This position is located in Oregon City, just a few miles from Portland, which boasts a wide variety of activities, cultures, and scenic recreational opportunities. With the innovative public health work happening in Clackamas County, Oregon City is a wonderful place to explore a future in public health!
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA will expand access and improve culturally specific services available to the native Spanish-speaking patient population eligible for services at CVIM. This will be done through community outreach, partner development, and team collaboration. The CVIM VISTA will research and develop a program to address barriers to treatment, culturally responsive system navigation strategies, interpreter supports, marketing opportunities, and health literacy materials for our Spanish-speaking patients with limited English proficiency. The VISTA will also develop strategies to identify and describe the social determinants of health that contribute to the chronic diseases that affect our specific patient population, in order to identify treatment support strategies. Ideally, the VISTA in this position will be fully bilingual (Spanish/English) with lived experience working with Hispanic/Latinx populations.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Public Health ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine Outreach VISTA

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 OREGON  

Languages
Spanish
English

Accepting Applications
From  01/18/2019  To  03/22/2019 

Contact Danielle Brown
800 NE Oregon St
Portland   OR   97232
9716730570
danielle.y.brown@state.or.us
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 85768


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