The Health Equity Outreach Coordinator VISTA will work to improve health equity. The VISTA will build capacity for the DuPage Health Coalition by increasing patients’ access to COVID19 testing, developing and then implementing education programs to prevent the spread of communicable disease, and create pathways to connect low income populations to healthcare. The VISTA will provide information about healthcare access, health education, and COVID19 testing to African American, Latino, and immigrant populations of DuPage County. The VISTA will create and build upon community partnerships to improve access to health information for the African American, Latino, and immigrant populations of DuPage County. The VISTA will also create and implement a system to monitor and evaluate the reach and effectiveness of the health information shared with underserved populations of DuPage County.
Member Duties :
The VISTA will research existing health education programs, materials, and CDC and public health guidelines regarding health conditions including COVID19 and other communicable diseases. S/he will develop and update information on healthcare enrollment, qualifications for our programs (Access DuPage, Silver Access, DuPage Dispensary of Hope), and how to access and receive healthcare through our programs, and develop and update current health education materials with COVID19 information and education. The VISTA will also identify and cultivate new relationships with community partners and strengthen existing relationships with community partners. The VISTA will develop a system to collect data about the distribution and quality of the health information being shared and train community partners and staff on reporting data on distribution and quality of the information.
Program Benefits :
Education award upon successful completion of service , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training , Stipend , Living Allowance , Health Coverage* , Housing , Relocation Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend .
- For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours .
Service Areas :
Health , Community Outreach .
Writing/Editing , Team Work , Communications , Public Speaking , Education , Computers/Technology , Leadership , Public Health , Community Organization , Medicine .
2020-2021 DHC Health Equity Outreach Coordinator (IAFCC)
Program Start/End Date
10/01/2020 - 10/01/2021
Work Schedule Full Time
18 Maximum: None
Program Locations ILLINOIS Chicago
From 08/26/2020 To 05/31/2021
Contact Sofia Howson
100 6th Ave
La Grange IL 60525
Listing ID 98726