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Lane County Public Health Preparedness 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 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: If you like the outdoors, you’ll love Lane County. There is a variety of beautiful lakes, camping, snow sports in the mountains, and rafting and fishing in the beautiful Willamette and McKenzie Rivers. The ocean is an hour’s drive from Eugene you can watch the sunset or stroll on the beach. Lane County has a diverse and vibrant history and many smaller cities that offer opportunities to learn and grow. We are unique, hosting events like the Oregon Country Fair and many national and international track and field events. Modern history founded this area in pioneer times and we have a robust forest industry that started in the 1800’s. Today, we are also proud to be home of the Juliana v. United States Youth Climate Lawsuit and to many native American original peoples that have called this region their home for millennia. Our health department serves Lane County, which extends from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean and covers 4,722 square miles. Lane County Public Health is a division within the Health and Human Services Department. Being prepared for disasters is a priority for Lane County Public Health. We collaborate with emergency preparedness leaders at the local, state and federal levels and we develop plans collaboratively that seek to improve our response natural and human-made disasters. With the innovative public health work happening in Oregon, Eugene is a wonderful place to explore a future in public health!
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Member Duties : The VISTA will focus on researching and drafting plans that build resiliency in economically disadvantaged and other vulnerable populations during disasters. The VISTA will build and expand capacity among the local public health system, local coalitions, community-based organizations, and the county to incorporate the needs of low-income and disproportionately affected populations into public health emergency preparedness plans. The VISTA project will be a vital connection to expand the reach of these programs to rural areas and to strengthen community groups outside the metro area that work with economically disadvantaged people. Asset mapping will build community resiliency and empowerment to better identify and leverage a community’s already existing strengths for serving low-income community members; central to that is involving the low-income community members in mapping and identifying how best to leverage outcomes.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Disaster Services ,  Public Health . 
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Lane County Public Health Preparedness VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/19/2019  -   08/17/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OREGON  


Accepting Applications
From  06/07/2019  To  07/26/2019 

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

Listing ID 89951