Volunteer opportunity posted by: Americorps VISTA
Posted on: February 14, 2013
Communities & Health Professionals Together (CHPT)
Founded in 1999, Communities and Health Professionals Together (CHPT) began as an informal service-learning partnership between the UC Davis School of Medicine and several community based organizations. The program has quickly grown into a multifaceted and multidisciplinary collaboration; fostering medical outreach, child advocacy, and community service in young physicians. CHPT aims to improve child health outcomes throughout the Sacramento region by 1) increasing resident physicians' understanding of the social determinants of health and 2) provide tools for engaging in reciprocal partnerships with local organizations via the lens of Asset Based Community Development.
Member Duties: The role of the VISTA is to build capacity within CHPT's community partner organizations to: 1) educate resident physicians about community health, 2) facilitate planning, implementation and evaluation of resident physician projects and 3) evaluate resident physician performance. VISTA members will also be involved in marketing, resource development (grant writing, etc.), curriculum development and program evaluation activities. This is a great opportunity for anyone pursuing a career in community organizing, public health, or medicine. We are looking for an individual interested in working with two neighborhood associations located in the Tahoe Park & Oak Park areas of Sacramento.
Childcare assistance if eligible , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Health Coverage , Living Allowance , Work closely w/ pediatricians , Relocation Allowance .
Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time .
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach , Children/Youth, Health, Neighborhood Revitalization .
Communications , Community Organization , Computers/Technology , Conflict Resolution , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Leadership , Medicine , Public Health , Recruitment , Writing/Editing .
Please apply directly through AmeriCorps.gov: