Klamath County Public Health-
Health Promotion

AmeriCorps VISTA

Klamath County Public Health is proud to be an AmeriCorps VISTA host site. Established in 1965, the AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program is the national service program that works to eliminate poverty. The AmeriCorps VISTA mission is to strengthen organizations that alleviate poverty through volunteering and the mobilization of resources. An AmeriCorps VISTA member serves as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to advance local solutions. Additionally, there are several benefits to serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA. For more information on the AmeriCorps VISTA program, please visit the National Service AmeriCorps website.

https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps

Local participation in the AmeriCorps VISTA program is made possible through a partnership with the Oregon Health Authority 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 Oregon communities by building sustainable public health programs and systems that ensure health equity, community resiliency and improved health outcomes.

Recent AmeriCorps VISTA member contributions to Klamath County Public Health and our community include assisting KCPH in applying for national public health accreditation, conducting a youth sexual health assessment, coordinating oral health resources, and starting a Youth Advisory Board.

For more information on the Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project, please visit their website.

https://public.health.oregon.gov/Preparedness/SERV-OR/Pages/vistabeavista.aspx

Program Contact
Erin Schulten
eschulten@klamathcounty.org