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Deschutes County Public Health VISTA
This position joins the Oregon Health Authority’s statewide VISTA team. In addition to activities at your individual site, each member receives additional orientation, training and professional development throughout the year, team retreats and meetings, and the support of the team leaders and project director based at the state public health agency. For more information about the Oregon Health Authority VISTA Partnership Program, please visit: Deschutes County Health Services has a primary responsibility to help address the basic health and wellness of Deschutes County residents. County Public Health assesses, preserves, promotes, and protects the public’s health through disease control, access to health and nutrition services, prevention strategies and monitoring of community health. The philosophy of the Young Adult Hub in La Pine is to allow for a responsive and relevant way to provide intensive community and peer-based support to young adults whose life experience has pulled them off of a healthy and appropriate developmental path. The Young Adult Hub will be expected to demonstrate service delivery and positive impact on the populations it serves. The VISTA member will be serving in beautiful Bend, Oregon. Bend is known as a hub for outdoor activities in Oregon, including skiing, snowboarding, cycling, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, and other adventures. Bend is also the largest city in Central Oregon and features diverse historical and cultural attractions. With the innovative public health work happening in Oregon, Bend is a wonderful place to explore a future in public health.
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Member Duties : The Deschutes County Health Services VISTA will build on year previous VISTAs’ activities to increase adolescents’ and young adults’ access to quality health care including general health, oral health, mental health, and substance abuse prevention and treatment. The VISTA will do this through: -Promoting and sustaining student involvement in the Youth Action Council (YAC) at La Pine High School in partnership with the La Pine School Based Health Center (SBHC) -Collaborating with community partners to provide education and promote services to at-risk, disenfranchised youth within Deschutes County -Working with the Quality Improvement Analyst & Accreditation Coordinator to develop strategies to move Deschutes County Health Services towards improving health equity - Expanding the reach of effective public health messaging to socially and economically diverse and underserved community groups and developing a strategy for implementation
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Public Health ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Youth Development ,  Social Services ,  Team Work . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Deschutes County Public Health VISTA

Program Start/End Date
09/03/2019  -   09/01/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OREGON  

Accepting Applications
From  05/24/2019  To  08/09/2019 

Contact Danielle Brown
800 NE Oregon St
Portland   OR   97232
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 89646