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RecoveryOhio: Dir. Alisha Nelson-Office of the Ohio Governor
RecoveryOhio will be a new initiative designated within the Office of the Governor to fight the opioid crisis. Overseen by Director Nelson who will report directly to the Governor and will coordinate the work of numerous state departments, boards, and commissions impacting substance abuse and mental health services in Ohio by leveraging Ohio’s existing resources and by seeking new opportunities. The Director’s goal is to create a system that helps make treatment available to Ohioans in need; provides support services for those in recovery and their families; offers direction for the state’s prevention and education efforts; and works with local law enforcement to provide resources to fight illicit drugs at their source. The Director will also serve as the Chair for a Governor-appointed team of experts from across the state in both the public and private sector with experience in the fields of treatment, prevention, recovery supports, and criminal justice who will make up the Recovery Ohio Advisory Committee.
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Member Duties : Working with the RecoveryOhio team, the VISTA Member will assist in a variety of activities including project management, event planning, community outreach, research and more! The VISTA Member will be focused on the following activities: developing presentations to educate others on opioid addiction issues; writing educational materials and papers related to substance use disorders; analyzing current data trends in the research and evaluation of proposals for assessment and treatment of opioid addiction; attending meetings with community and state partners; drafting documents such as, outlining recommendations and next steps, and providing follow up on emerging initiatives; and working with community and state partners to achieve shared objectives in reducing opioid addiction.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Education ,  Health . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  Education ,  General Skills . 
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RecoveryOhio: Dir. Alisha Nelson-Office of the Ohio Governor

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

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

Contact Alisha Nelson
Vern Riffe Building
Columbus   OH   43215
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86868