Public Health Educator VISTA

Published

11/08/2018

Start Date

01/01/2019

End Date

01/01/2020

Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Kingman
Arizona
United States

Description

VISTA will serve with educational program staff and to design, implement and coordinate new Alternative to Managing Pain (AMP) curriculum and expand existing programing. VISTA will build capacity and create volunteer opportunities for residents to participate in AMP activities. VISTA will work with local medical, spiritual and cultural resources to increase the number of community volunteers that receive training on effective AMP education VISTA will Develop fundraising strategies designed to build sustainability of Mohave County Department of Public Health and partners that are providing services to youth who are underrepresented in AMP education. VISTA will develop and implement targeted marketing and outreach materials for Mohave County Department of Public Health and measure the effectiveness of current marketing efforts to reach individuals about AMP. VISTA will serve with local medical, spiritual and cultural resources to increase resources for individuals seeking alternatives to opioids. VISTA will assess the current state of data collection measures and instruments utilized by Mohave County Department of Public Health and create some common instruments to improve Mohave County Department of Public Health’s data collection for long-term monitoring and sustainability. VISTA will develop a Youth Diversion Program. Researching other state diversion programs and their effectiveness and compile a pilot program that conforms to Mohave County youth.


Member Duties : Serve with the Mohave County Department of Public Heath and their Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Program in the surrounding areas in developing programs and outreach for the population affected by opioids. This VISTA will be assisting the educators in this program.


Terms :

Car recommended, Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours, Must be 18 years of age, Be able to work in the United States, Be able to pass a background check


Program Benefits: Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Living Allowance, Education award upon successful completion of service, Training, Health Coverage*, Childcare assistance if eligible, 100$ in food gift cards and bus passes, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Affiliation with Northern Arizona University.

Benefits

  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

How To Apply

ramsay.shannon@nau.edu
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=84963&fromSearch=true

Apply through the My.AmeriCorps website following the link provided below:


https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=84963&fromSearch=true

 

For questions on applying or further information about the program please contact:

Ramsay Shannon

(928) 523-1571

Ramsay.Shannon@nau.edu


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