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PHMC Opioid Task Force VISTA
As a public health institute serving Philadelphia and the Southeastern Pennsylvania region, PHMC’s Opioid Task Force is committed to both halting the opioid epidemic locally and nationally and preventing further substance use-related epidemics. This work is closely linked to un-met poverty related needs. Poverty, unemployment rates, and the employment-to-population ratio are highly correlated with the prevalence of prescription opioids and with substance use measures. On average, counties with worse economic prospects are more likely to have higher rates of opioid prescriptions, opioid-related hospitalizations, and drug overdose deaths. Opioid use has dire economic consequences for individuals, families, communities and municipalities. It is estimated that this epidemic has already cost the United States $270 Billion including crime, healthcare and lost wages. The VISTA member will work with PHMC’s Strategy Development Team to project manage the multiple workflows associated with the Opioid Taskforce. The person will serve as a hub of resources and information, providing communication to members of the taskforce that support effective workflows and outcomes. The VISTA will maintain a library of resources and share key information in weekly email blasts to membership as well as develop and maintain an inventory of external partnerships that support the work of the taskforce. The goal for the work of the VISTA will be to increase the capacity of the Opioid Taskforce through integration across PHMC and across external partnerships.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : 1. Support coordination of the Opioid Taskforce at PHMC including organization of resources, membership and communication. 2. Develop meeting content and planning for workgroups within the taskforce include those focused on Employees, Participants and Legislation. 3. Create, organize and maintain a process to record inventory of resources related to the Opioid Epidemic. 4. Provide methods of communication to the taskforce as resources are identified. 5. Represent PHMC’s Opioid Taskforce at community meetings and events in Philadelphia. 6. Support grant proposals related to the Opioid Taskforce as needed. 7. Research content and resources for communities impacted by opioid use disorder. 8. Increase the capacity for PHMC to refer individuals to health services within the network.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  Medicine ,  Communications . 
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PHMC Opioid Task Force VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/10/2019  -   06/08/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA   Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City  

Accepting Applications
From  03/12/2019  To  07/31/2019 

Contact Christine Simon
1500 Market St
Philadelphia   PA   19102
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86931