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Eco3.22 Public Health Opioid VISTA- St. Louis County, MN

Company: Americorps
Location: Duluth
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Eco3.22 Public Health Opioid VISTA- St. Louis County, MN

St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services has taken the lead in addressing the opioid epidemic in northeastern Minnesota. With one of the highest rates of overdose and opioid related deaths, St. Louis County is working with multiple partners to create effective prevention models in rural and urban environments. The Opioid Reduction VISTA will work in close collaboration with public health, universities, regional alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention programs, and nonprofit community partners to reduce morbidity/mortality from the opioid crisis. The two main areas of focus for the Opioid Reduction VISTA are to expand efforts to collect and properly dispose of unused medication and to grow community education and awareness programs. The VISTA member will increase community education & awareness on proper disposal of unused medication through identifying rural community events to partner with Take Back Events, collaborating with St. Louis County Environmental Services, identifying pharmacies in northeastern St. Louis County to promote disposal, and by increasing the number of drop off locations. Member capacity building for community education will include, presenting to local organizations about substance abuse issues- prevention, intervention, harm reduction, treatment options, and recovery efforts being worked on through collaborative groups. Education activities may also include: --- Partnering with local high schools in curriculum and program implementation to prevent substance abuse --- Creating positive social norms messaging. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : Member Duties: 1) The VISTA will educate the public on unused medication disposal and develop an implementation plan for collection in rural St. Louis County. 2) The VISTA will support grants origination with partner organizations. 3) The VISTA will maintain information on the We are Resourceful website and ensure it is up to date. 4) The VISTA will provide area schools and daycare providers with prevention education opportunities. 5) The VISTA will partner to expand the reach and response for the DEA Take it to the Box bi-annual events. 6) The VISTA will evaluate community forum data to determine event improvements and evaluation methods for future forums. 7) The VISTA will research funding opportunities for community coalitions and assist in grant applications. 8) The VISTA will develop new and review existing planning and evaluation methods for future forums. 9) The VISTA will attend and support the work of local substance use prevention coalitions.

Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Training , Stipend , Health Coverage* .

Terms :

Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours .

Service Areas :

Technology , Elder Care , Community Outreach , Entrepreneur/Business , Community and Economic Development , Health , Education , Children/Youth , Public Safety .

Skills :

General Skills , Public Health , Recruitment , Public Speaking , Writing/Editing , Veterans , Social Services , Business/Entrepreneur , Community Organization , Education , Counseling , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Youth Development , Leadership , Medicine , Non-Profit Management , Teaching/Tutoring , Team Work , First Aid , Communications , Conflict Resolution .

Keywords: Americorps, Duluth , Eco3.22 Public Health Opioid VISTA- St. Louis County, MN, Other , Duluth, Minnesota

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