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American Indian Cancer Foundation VISTA, IAMNCC
The American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) is a Native-led nonprofit 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, & 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, embedding survivorship into all AICAF education, maintain a survivorship network & evaluate the survivorship program at its multiple stages. This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. The program strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing full-time capacity building support in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. There are 3 focus areas, this project being in the Health Corps, which supports sites in long-term approaches to the social determinants of health. This includes meeting low-income student needs and a variety of projects with health-focused community organizations. ***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 ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Health . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Public Health ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work . 
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American Indian Cancer Foundation VISTA, IAMNCC

Program Start/End Date
08/31/2020  -   08/30/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  07/10/2020  To  08/14/2020 

Contact Ashley Pohlenz
3001 Broadway St NE
Minneapolis   MN   55413
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 95118