OHA AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project
The Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project aims to alleviate, prevent and reduce poverty by engaging new public health professionals in a year of full-time service in major public health organizations to create or expand public health systems capacity. The project aims to reduce poverty in our communities by building sustainable public health programs and systems that ensure health equity, community resiliency and improved health outcomes.
AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full-time, forty hours per week in a capacity building role in statewide organizations, local public health departments or non-profits across the state of Oregon. Our VISTAs serve in areas of: community partnership development, health equity, volunteer recruitment and training, fundraising, communication and marketing, and more. Work is typically done in a professional office setting and there are many opportunities for training and professional development.
In August 2019 the OHA VISTA celebrated it's 10th year and conducted a program evaluation, culminating in a report
A Summary Evaluation: Looking Back at Ten Years of Individual, Organizational, and System-Level Impacts (2009 – 2019). The evaluation explored the program’s impact on VISTA members, the public health workforce, organizations VISTA members serve, public health systems VISTA members have developed or reinforced, and poverty alleviation. Check back soon to read the detailed report, which will be published soon!
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