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Addressing Ohio’s Opioid Epidemic
Ohio is “ground zero” for the opioid epidemic. In the face of this crisis, The Ohio State University is marshaling resources across its full breadth to find solutions to prevent, treat and aid in recovery from opioid addiction. Our goal is to strengthen state, county and community efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in Franklin County and beyond. The Ohio State University is the state’s land grant institution with a presence in all 88 counties, including our Extension offices. As a top-ranked research university with an academic health center, fifteen colleges including seven health sciences colleges, and located in Columbus, the capital of and largest city in Ohio, Ohio State is well positioned to be a central figure in local and state efforts to address the spectrum of issues contributing to and resulting from opioid addiction. This position will help to staff both the University and its Wexner Medical Center opioid steering committees and other applicable groups and task forces, research and evaluate ongoing efforts, and assist in the development of community and state partnerships. This will require writing educational materials and papers related to opioid addiction, researching and evaluating grants and other opportunities to improve assessment and treatment of opioid addiction, collaborating with community partners to identify social determinants of health interventions, working to sustain our opioid quality initiatives, and engaging with state agencies on joint efforts to develop programs throughout Ohio.
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Member Duties : The VISTA’s duties will be centered on developing documents and presentations to educate others on opioid addiction issues, researching and evaluating proposals for assessment and treatment of opioid addiction, and working with community and state partners to achieve shared objectives in reducing opioid addiction. The VISTA will research promising prevention, treatment, and recovery support approaches, determine data needs to inform the research, and survey state and local partners about promising practices. The VISTA will identify grants to support community efforts, assist in the writing of grant proposals, and coordinate grant activities and evaluation. The VISTA will attend meetings with community and public sector partners, draft documents such as outlining recommendations and next steps, and provide follow up on emerging initiatives.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Health . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Public Health ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Addressing Ohio’s Opioid Epidemic

Program Start/End Date
07/08/2019  -   07/06/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2019  To  06/07/2019 

Contact Jennifer Carlson
660 Ackerman Rd
Columbus   OH   43202
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86544