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Multnomah County Tobacco Prevention VISTA
This position joins the Oregon Health Authority’s statewide VISTA team. In addition to activities at your individual site, each member receives additional orientation, training throughout the year, team retreats and meetings, and the support of the team leaders and project director based at the state public health agency. For more information about the Oregon Health Authority VISTA Partnership Program, please visit: At Multnomah County Health Department, we have a vision of healthy people in healthy communities. Our mission is to work in partnership with the communities we serve--to assure, promote and protect the health of the people of Multnomah County. With the program’s values of accountability, collaboration, stewardship, and empowerment our mission is to reduce tobacco-related disease and death in our community. This includes creating smoke free environments and reducing tobacco-related disparities in partnership with the communities we serve. Because tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death, your work as a VISTA for the Tobacco Control and Prevention Program will aim to alleviate poverty and serve low income community members in Multnomah County. Oregon has one of the highest rates of illegal tobacco sales to minors, and tobacco/nicotine addiction disproportionately affects people below the poverty line and communities of color. Utilize the County employee trainings to learn skills/programs, gain knowledge, and advance your career. Working for Multnomah County is optimal for building your network! We work with numerous organizations and communities and are set in the ideal location of Portland, Oregon. Experience the beauty by going hiking, enjoying the diversity of food carts, and joining the bike culture in this city of whim and quirkiness. With the innovative public health work happening in Oregon, Portland is a wonderful place to explore a future in public health.
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will work to reduce the burden of tobacco/nicotine use among Native pregnant people in Multnomah County. Duties include: 1)Researching and collecting data on tobacco/nicotine use among Native pregnant people; 2)Empowering and supporting culturally-specific organizations and community partners to implement tobacco prevention and cessation initiatives. The VISTA member will aid in the reduction of secondhand smoke/vapor exposure by collaborating with local organizations (such as community colleges and trade schools) to improve tobacco initiatives. Duties include: 1) Communicating tobacco free initiative changes; 2) Providing best practices to reduce secondhand smoke/vapor exposure; 3) Supporting education and health promotion activities
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Monthly trimet pass . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health . 
Skills :
Education ,  Environment ,  Public Health ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization ,  Communications . 
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Multnomah County Tobacco Prevention VISTA

Program Start/End Date
05/13/2019  -   05/11/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OREGON  

Accepting Applications
From  01/18/2019  To  04/19/2019 

Contact Danielle Brown
800 NE Oregon St
Portland   OR   97232
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 85868