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College Health Corps, Open Door Health Center
Open Door Health Center (ODHC) is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center with a mission of advancing access to quality, affordable, culturally appropriate care through collaborative, patient-centered medical, dental, and behavioral health services for all people across southern Minnesota. Our primary and preventive care services are uniquely targeted toward low-income, underserved individuals. The VISTA will work with individuals both within and outside the organization for the purpose of developing and strengthening initiatives aimed at increasing access to our primary and preventative care services. The VISTA will also work closely with ODHC’s Enrollment Department which assists individuals in exploring options in, and gaining access to, health insurance coverage through the MNsure Health insurance marketplace—including renewals and follow-up for Federal, State, and private insurance plans. Additionally, the VISTA will work closely with the Outreach Coordinator to increase program stability through providing community feedback to ODHC leadership, developing systems to increase task efficiency and effectiveness, and researching potential funding sources to meet the needs caused by defined financial constraints. ---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 : This is a unique opportunity to make a real impact in diverse communities. The VISTA will learn about the challenges that many individuals face in accessing health resources as well as the various aspects of working in the community health field. The VISTA will work closely with ODHC staff and external partners to develop and pilot initiatives aimed at increasing access to services and health education opportunities. VISTA responsibilities may include: Developing health education programs Building and strengthening community partnerships Developing informational resources and methods for distribution Developing unique ways to reach individuals facing barriers to care Recruiting and working with project volunteers Participating in staff training opportunities Providing community feedback to ODHC leadership Providing input on, and contributing to, sustainability strategies such as funding opportunities, program development, and systems updates.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Med/dental service, insurance enrollment ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Health . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Public Health ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Education ,  Medicine ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Communications . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

College Health Corps, Open Door Health Center

Program Start/End Date
07/22/2019  -   07/20/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/11/2019  To  06/28/2019 

Contact Lauren Mendez-McConkey
309 Holly Ln
Mankato   MN   56001
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86906