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College Health Corps, American Indian Cancer Foundation
 
 
 
The American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) is a Native-led non-profit organization established to address the tremendous cancer inequities faced by American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Through culturally appropriate community-based programs and policy change that affords AI/AN communities access to the best prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship strategies, we see a day where AI/AN communities are free of the burdens of cancer. Cancer survivors face numerous emotional, physical, health-related, psychological and financial barriers. In many AI/AN communities, access to adequate health care or support services may be limited, which may require individuals to travel long distances to seek such support. Survivor support is a priority for AICAF to address and will be the focus of the VISTA. The goal of the VISTA project is to develop and pilot a survivorship program framework, utilizing strategies across multiple programs within AICAF to address the cancer burden facing low-income AI/AN communities. Supporting activities include developing survivor support education to health care providers, imbedding survivorship into all AICAF education, maintain a survivorship network and evaluate the survivorship program at its multiples stages. ---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 : The overall goal of the VISTA will be to develop and pilot a survivorship program framework, utilizing strategies across multiple programs within AICAF to address the cancer burden facing low-income AI/AN communities. To support this goal, the VISTA will conduct multiple activities that reach four specific objectives: 1) develop and maintain survivor network to effectively reach AI/AN cancer survivors through AICAF programming and communication channels; 2) determine the needs of cancer survivors to inform AICAF’s survivorship program; 3) develop and implement sustainable survivor support education for AI/AN cancer survivors and health care providers; and 4) assess and enhance AICAF’s capacity for providing support to AI/AN survivors.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  On-site parking or transit fees covered ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
College Health Corps, American Indian Cancer Foundation

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

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

Contact Ashley Strusz
3001 Broadway St NE
Minneapolis   MN   55413
612-274-7361
astrusz@aicaf.org
americanindiancancer.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86909


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